Lecture by Prof. Harunaga Isaacson

Title page of C. Bendall’s Catalogue

Friday 27 January, 3 pm, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Bendall and beyond: Cataloguing the (Buddhist) Sanskrit Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library.

Prof. Isaacson will give a lecture about the Buddhist manuscripts in Cambridge, the achievements of Bendall’s catalogue and someof the work that remains to be done.

Lecture by Ms. Juan Wu

MS Add. 1590, f. 262r

Add. 1590, f. 262r, Kalpadrumāvadānamālā

Tuesday 6 December, 11.30 am, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Ajātaśatruparidāpitāvadāna of the Kalpadrumāvadānamālā (MS Add.1590):
Some Preliminary Notes

Ms. Juan Wu (PhD student, Department of Religious Studies, Cardiff University) will outline several versions of the legend of the conversion of Ajātaśatru in Buddhist literature, focusing on the story as narrated in MS Add. 1590.

Abstract

Lecture by Prof. Dominic Goodall

Ms Add.1049

Two leaves from ms Add. 1049, Pārameśvaratantra

Monday 5 December, 3 pm, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Palaeography and the Oldest Surviving Śaiva Tantra, the Niśvāsatattvasaṃhitā

Professor Goodall (Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient, Paris) will discuss relative chronology of early Tantric texts, for which MS Add. 1049 (early 9th c.) in the UL collections is a crucial piece of evidence.

Handout