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1 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna for the period

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3 Table of contents Staff 3 Departmental Library of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies of the University Library 5 Auditor Statistics (Major) 5 Courses 5 Master's Theses 8 Dissertations 8 Prizes for Students 9 I. Publications A) Publications by the Institute's staff 10 B) Series and journals published at the Institute 15 C) Publications of the De Nobili Collection Association Working Group 15 for Indology and Religious Research II. Participation of employees in conferences and symposia 15 III. Guest lectures by employees at other institutions 18 IV. Guest teaching by employees at other institutions 20 V. Other academic activities by employees (selection) 22 VI. Scientific awards, prizes, appointments, etc. 25 VII. Organization of scientific events by employees 25 VIII. Research trips 26 IX. Public Relations 27 X. Supervision of Qualification Theses 29 XI. Research priorities 31 XII. Research projects 34 XIII. Further Research 36 XIV. Guest Lectures and Presentations at the Institute 38 XV. Guest seminars at the institute 40 XVI. Visiting scientist at the institute 40 XVII. International Relations 42 XVIII. Scientific working groups 43 XIX. Collection De Nobili Working Group for Indology and Religious Research 43 XX. Events 43 XXI. Other 45 List of Abbreviations 45 2

4 EMPLOYEES PROFESSORS O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karin C. Preisendanz O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ernst Steinkellner EMERITUS emer. O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Oberhammer HONORARY PROFESSORS Hon.Prof. Dr. Friedrich Bischoff Hon.Prof. Dr. Johannes Cornelius Heesterman Hon.Prof. Dr. Siegfried Lienhard GUEST PROFESSORS Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes HABILITATED ASSISTANTS Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Tauscher Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Chlodwig H. Werba ASSIGNED LECTURERS Prof. Dr. Eli Franco Univ.-Doz. Dr. Helmut Krasser Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roque Mesquita Univ.-Doz. OR Dr. Utz Podzeit Dr. Marion Rastelli ASSISTANTS Univ.-Ass. Dr. Anne MacDonald V. Ass. Dr. Irene Wicher (part-time) Ass.-Prof. Dr. Michael Torsten Wieser-Much SCIENTIFIC EMPLOYEES IN TRAINING Mag. Himal Trikha EMPLOYEES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF EXTERNALLY FINANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS Dr. Sung Yong Kang (FWF project) Dr. Birgit Kellner (FWF Charlotte Bühler grant, EU project, FWF project) Dr. Shinya Moriyama (FWF project) Dr. Yasutaka Muroya (FWF project) Dr. Kurt Tropper (FWF project) 3

5 EDITORS Prof. Dr. Anand Amaladass Dr. Luboš Bĕlka (CEEPUS-funded) Dr. Junjie Chu Dr. Csaba Dezsö (Socrates-funded) Dr. Hildegard Diemberger Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dagmar owner Tashi Geisler Dr. Christiane Hartnack Dr. Elisabeth Hofstätter Dr. Christian Jahoda Dr. Horst Lasic Mag. Gautam Liu Dr. Nosratollah Rastegar Dr. Christian Schicklgruber Dr. Marcus Schmücker Prof. Dr. Rajendra Singh Dr. Käthe Uray-Koehalmi SECRETARIAT EMPLOYEE Alexandra Böckle (half-time employed from) Christian Ferstl (half-time employed until) Kathrin Kronsteiner Mag. Judith Starecek TUTORS Vitus Angermeier Doris Benz Christian Bernert Nora Geier Maria Waldsich STUDIES PROPERTY DISTRIBUTOR OF TIBETANISM AND SONIA SHOULINA SHIRT INDOLOGY: Marth Linda Lojda Jürgen Schörflinger 4

6 DEPARTMENT LIBRARY OF SOUTH ASIAN, TIBET AND BUDDHISM CUSTOMERS OF THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Library management and supervision of the Department of South Asian Studies: Univ.-Doz. OR Dr. Utz Podzeit Assistant in the Department of South Asian Studies: Dr. Thomas Kintaert (10 h / week) Supervision of the department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies: Gabriele Krämer Assistant in the department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies (16 h / month): Mag.Eun-Yee Choi, Dennis Johnson HEARING STATISTICS (MAIN SUBJECT) Indology: WS 2005 / 06: 98 (including 4 doctoral students), SS 2006: 94 (including 4 doctoral students) Tibetology and Buddhist Studies: WS 2005/06: 112 (including 6 doctoral students), SS 2006: 99 (including 6 doctoral students) LESSONS WINTER SEMESTER Indology Dezsö, Csaba: "The Reign of Intrigue and Debauchery: Kalhaṇa's Account of Early 10th Century Kashmir", PS, 2SSt. Hartnack, Christiane: "South Asia in the 20th Century: Politics, Society and Culture", VO, 2SSt. Liu, Gautam: "Introduction to Hindī I", VO + UE, 4SSt. Liu, Gautam: "Hindī-Lektüre I", UE, 2SSt. MacDonald, Anne: "Classical Sanskrit for advanced learners", VO + UE, 4SSt. Mesquita, Roque: "Seminar on Viśiṣṭādvaita: Yamunāmunis Āgamaprāmāṇya", SE, 2SSt. Preisendanz, Karin C .: "Introduction to Classical Sanskrit I", VO + UE, 4SSt. Preisendanz, Karin C .: "Diploma / PhD colloquium", PV, 2SSt. Preisendanz, Karin C .: "Bhavabhūti's play" Uttararāmacarita ": The continuation of the story of Rāma and Sītā in a dramatized form", PV, 2SSt. Rastelli, Marion: "The tradition of Pāñcarātra", VO, 2SSt. Schmücker, Marcus: "Introduction to Indology", VO + UE, 2SSt. Trikha, Himal: "Karṇabhāra - Reading, Literary Background and Performance Practice of a Dramolet in Sanskrit", PS, 2SSt. Werba, Chlodwig H .: "What women are allowed. The Strīdharma in Manus fifth and ninth lessons", PS, 2SSt. Werba, Chlodwig H .: "Prince Paesi meets the ascetic Kesi. A debate about body and soul in the jinist canon", PS, 2SSt. Wicher, Irene: "Macchiavellisms in Arthaśāstra: Reading selected passages", PS, 2SSt. 5

7 Tibetology and Buddhist Studies Bischoff, Friedrich A .: "Mongolian Reading I", UE, 1SSt. Chu, Junjie: "Modern Tibetan Reading I", UE, 2SSt. Chu, Junjie: "Reading Tibetan Texts I", UE, 2SSt. Diemberger, Hildegard: "Women in Religion and Politics of Tibet", VO, 1SSt. Eigner, Dagmar: "Traditional healers in Nepal between Buddhism and Hinduism", VO, 2SSt. Geisler, Tashi: "Tibetan Colloquial Language (Introduction) I", VO + UE, 2SSt. Geisler, Tashi: "Tibetan Colloquial Language (Exercise) I", UE, 2SSt. Geisler, Tashi: "Tibetan colloquial language (exercise for advanced learners) I", UE, 3SSt. Jahoda, Christian: "Land law in Tibet and in the western Himalayas (century)", VO, 1SSt. Kellner, Birgit: "The means of valid knowledge (pramāṇa) and its result (phala) in Buddhist epistemology: reading selected Sanskrit passages", UE, 2SSt. Krasser, Helmut: "Dissertantenkolloquium", SE, 2SSt. Lasic, Horst: "Reading Tibetan Texts III (Dignāga in Tibet)", UE, 2SSt. Steinkellner, Ernst: "Working Group on Literary History", SE, 4SSt. Steinkellner, Ernst: "Dissertantenkolloquium", SE, 2SSt. Tauscher, Helmut: "Introductory Proseminar", PS, 2SSt. Tauscher, Helmut: "bsod nams grags pas overview of the Buddhist tantras: reading selected passages", UE, 2SSt. Tropper, Kurt: "Introduction to Classical Tibetan", VO + UE, 4SSt. Uray-Koehalmi, Käthe: "Introduction to the Cultural History of Inner Asia I", VO, 2SSt. Uray-Koehalmi, Käthe: "Lamaist Folk Religion in Mongolia I", VO, 1SSt. Wieser-Much, Michael Torsten: "Introduction to the Philosophy of Buddhism", VO, 2SSt. Wieser-Much, Michael Torsten: "Reading Buddhist Texts II (Vasubandhus Abhidharmakośa)", UE, 2SSt. SUMMER SEMESTER Indologie Amaladass, Anand: "The Tamil Cittars, Shivaite poets of the Siddhis: Their religion and philosophy", VO, 2SSt. Hofstätter, Elisabeth: "The role of the feminine in Hindu tantrism", PS, 2SSt. Waiter, Birgit: "The third coffin from Aśvaghoṣas Buddhacarita", PS, 2SSt. Liu, Gautam: "Hindī Reading II: Am ta Prītam", UE, 2SSt. Liu, Gautam: "Introduction to Hindī II", VO + UE, 4SSt. Preisendanz, Karin C .: "Introduction to Classical Sanskrit II", VO + UE, 4SSt. Preisendanz, Karin C .: "Privatissimum für Diplomanden / Dissertanten", PV, 2SSt. Preisendanz, Karin C .: "The Āyurveda student in ancient India: selection, initiation, duties and methodology according to the testimony of the classical sources", SE, 2SSt. Rastegar, Nosratollah: "Islamic (Sufi) currents in the Indian subcontinent until the disintegration of the Delhi Sultanate (century)", VO, 2SSt. 6th

8 Rastelli, Marion: "Revelation and Tradition in the Pāñcarātra", PS, 2SSt. Singh, Rajendra: "The Structure of Modern Hindi", SV, 2SSt. Werba, Chlodwig H .: "From old to young: The story of the ascetic Cyavana and the prince's daughter Sukanyā", PS, 2SSt. Werba, Chlodwig H .: "Heavenly Women in Vedic and Epic Sanskrit Poetry", PV, 2SSt. Werba, Chlodwig H .: "Descriptive Grammar of Old, Middle and Young Vedic Texts", VO, 2SSt. Wicher, Irene: "Introduction to Panini's Grammar", VO + UE, 2SSt. Tibetology and Buddhist Studies Bĕlka, Luboš: "The Myth of Shambala", VO, 1SSt. Bischoff, Friedrich A .: "Reading a Mongolian Chronicle", UE, 1SSt. Chu, Junjie: "Reading Tibetan Texts II", UE, 2SSt. Chu, Junjie: "Modern Tibetan Reading II", UE, 2SSt. Eigner, Dagmar: "Gender, Status and Power of Traditional Healers in Nepal", VO, 2SSt. Geisler, Tashi: "Tibetan Colloquial Language (Introduction) II", VO + UE, 2SSt. Geisler, Tashi: "Tibetan Colloquial Language (Exercise) II", UE, 2SSt. Geisler, Tashi: "Tibetan Colloquial Language (Exercise for Advanced Students) II", UE, 3SSt. Krasser, Helmut: "Dharmottaras Pramāṇaviniścayaṭīkā for embracing (vyāpti)", SE, 2SSt. Krasser, Helmut: "Dissertantenkolloquium", SE, 2SSt. Lasic, Horst: "Reading Tibetan Texts IV", UE, 2SSt. MacDonald, Anne: "Buddhist Reading III (The Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and their Indian Commentaries)", UE, 2SSt. Mathes, Klaus-Dieter: "Easy Tibetan Reading", UE, 2SSt. Mathes, Klaus-Dieter: "The role of the Bodhicittavivaraṇa in the Mahāmudrā tradition of the bka brgyud pas", SE, 2SSt. Mathes, Klaus-Dieter: "Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism", VO, 2SSt. Schicklgruber, Christian: "Tibet's political and social structures against the background of religious ideas", VO, 2SSt. Steinkellner, Ernst: "Dissertantenkolloquium", SE, 2SSt. Steinkellner, Ernst: "Working Group on Literary History", SE, 4SSt. Tauscher, Helmut: "Tibetisches Madhyamaka", SE, 2SSt. Tauscher, Helmut: "bsod nams grags pas overview of the Buddhist tantras: reading selected passages II", UE, 2SSt. Tropper, Kurt: "Introduction to Classical Tibetan II", VO + UE, 4SSt. Uray-Koehalmi, Käthe: "Lamaist Folk Religion in Mongolia II", VO, 1SSt. Uray-Koehalmi, Käthe: "Introduction to the Cultural History of Inner Asia II", VO, 2SSt. Wieser-Much, Michael Torsten: "Philosophy of Buddhism", PS, 2SSt. Wieser-Much, Michael Torsten: "Reading Buddhist Texts I (Abhidharmakośabhāṣya)", UE, 2SSt. 7th

9 MAGISTER'S WORKS In progress: Angermeier, Vitus Causes and types of mass extinctions and their countermeasures in the Carakasaṃhitā. Supervisor: Karin C. Preisendanz. Greetings man, Johanna Shakiri Preparation for death with a closer look at the moment of death in Garuḍapurāṇasāroddhāra. Supervisor: Karin C. Preisendanz. Köfner, Iris Sarasvatī in Ṛgveda. Supervisor: Chlodwig H. Werba. Lojda, Linda Knowledge, wisdom and madness. On the relationship between different forms of knowledge in Buddhist traditions. Supervisor: Thomas Oberlies. Waldsich, Maria Die Apsarasen in the Mahābhārata. Supervisor: Chlodwig H. Werba. DISSERTATIONS Completed: Moriyama, Shinya Omniscience and Religious Authority. Prajñākaragupta s Commentary on Pramāṇavārttika II 8-10 and supervisors: Eli Franco, Ernst Steinkellner. In progress: Allinger, Eva Chronology of Buddhist manuscripts with illustrations from the time of the Pāla rulers in India. Supervisors: Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Ernst Steinkellner. Choi, Eun-Yee means of knowledge and the result of knowledge in Jinendrabuddhi. Supervisor: Ernst Steinkellner, Helmut Krasser. 8th

10 Ishida, Hisataka Dharmottaras Pramāṇaviniścayaṭīkā to the Nexus (niyama) given in reality. Supervisors: Helmut Krasser, N.N. Lainé, Bruno The Problem of the Specifically Characterized Phenomenon as Being the Only Real Existent in the Sa skya Tradition of the Tshad ma rigs pa'i gter. Chapter 1 of the Tshad ma rigs pa'i gter of Sa skya paṇḍita, Together with Go ram pa's Commentary on the Difficult Points. Supervisor: Helmut Tauscher, Helmut Krasser. Liu, Gautam On the literary influence of the Rāmcaritmāna through the Adhyātmarāmāyaṇa. Supervisor: Karin C. Preisendanz, J.L. Brockington. Mc Allister, Patrick Ratnakīrti's Apohasiddhi and its Context. Supervisors: Helmut Krasser, N.N. Pind, Ole Holten Dignāga On Exclusion. Dignāgas Pramāṇasamuccayavṛtti V An Annotated Translation from its Tibetan Versions and Sanskrit Fragments. Supervisor: Ernst Steinkellner, Helmut Krasser. Schwarz-Linder, Silvia The theological philosophical teachings of the Pādmasaṃhitā. Supervisors: Gerhard Oberhammer, Karin C. Preisendanz. Trikha, Himal On the perspectivism in philosophical Sanskrit texts of the Jainas, taking into account the reactions of other philosophical traditions of India. Supervisors: Karin C. Preisendanz, Franz Wimmer. Viehbeck, Markus The controversy surrounding Mi phams Nor bu ke ta ka. Supervisors: Helmut Tauscher, Franz-Karl Erhard. PRIZES FOR STUDENTS Viehbeck, Markus Würdigungspreis 2005 for outstanding achievements. Awarded by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture to the best graduates of scientific universities. 9

11 I. PUBLICATIONS A) PUBLICATIONS OF THE INSTITUTE EMPLOYEES A large part of the publications was made possible by the generous funding of research projects by the FWF (see XII.). Monographs Oberhammer, Gerhard: On the eschatalog of the Rāmānuja school before Veṅkaṭanātha. Materials on the history of the Rāmānuja school VIII. Publications on the languages ​​and cultures of South Asia 38. Vienna 2006: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Oberhammer, Gerhard, Ernst Prets et al .: Terminology of early philosophical scholasticism in India. A dictionary of terms on ancient Indian dialectics, epistemology and methodology. Edited by Gerhard Oberhammer. Volume 3: Pra H. Contributions to the cultural and intellectual history of Asia 49. Vienna 2006: Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Rastelli, Marion: The tradition of the Pāñcarātra as reflected in the Pārameśvarasaṃhitā. Contributions to the cultural and intellectual history of Asia 51. Vienna 2006: Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Articles Amaladass, Anand: "Globalizing Environmental Aesthetics". In: S. Vanathu Antoni (ed.), Environmental Aesthetics. Madurai 2005: Department of Philosophy, Arul Anandar College, Amaladass, Anand: "Hindu Wisdom for All Children of God". In: Andreas Hölscher, Anja Middlebeck-Varwick (eds.), Piety. A lost art. Münster 2006: Lit Verlag, Amaladass, Anand: "The mystical dimension of Hinduism". Journal for missiology and religious studies 90 (2006), Amaladass, Anand: "Literary forms of philosophizing". polylog: Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren 15 (2006), Amaladass, Anand: "Mission of the church defined by the culture of a mission country. Using the example of a misunderstood genius in the missionary history of India". In: Thomas Franz, Hanjo Sauer (eds.), Faith in today's world. Würzburg 2006: Echter Verlag, Diemberger, Hildegard: "Female Oracles in Modern Tibet". In: J. Gyatso, H. Havnevik (eds.), Woman of Tibet. New York 2005: Columbia University Press, Franco, Eli: "Mīmāṃsāsūtra and the Principle of vākyabheda". In: Buddhism and Jainism. Essays in Honor of Dr. Hojun Nagasaki. Kyoto 2005: Heirakuji Shoten,

12 Franco, Eli: "On Pramāṇasamuccayavṛtti 6ab Again". Journal of Indian Philosophy 33 (2005), Franco, Eli: "Three Notes on the Spitzer Manuscript". Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens / Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies 49 (2006), Hofstätter, Elisabeth: "Shiva and Narcissus. A study on the problem of transferring psychoanalytic theories to the Indian context using the example of Sudhir Kakar's theory of narcissism". Wiener Jahrbuch für Theologie (2006), Moriyama, Shinya: "Is the Proof of the Omniscient Buddha Possible?" Horin. Comparative studies on Japanese culture 11 (2004), Moriyama, Shinya: "The Gate of Praise in Vasubandhu's Sukhāvativyūhopadeśa". Eastern Buddhist 37,1 / 2 (2006), Muroya, Yasutaka: "Some Observations on the Manuscript Transmission of the Nyāyabhāṣya". Journal of Indological Studies 18 (2006), Oberhammer, Gerhard: "Thoughts on the Hermeneutics of Religious Traditions". In: Torsten Larbig, Siegfried Wiedenhofer (eds.), Cultural and Religious Traditions. Contributions to an interdisciplinary tradition theory and tradition analysis. Studies on the theory of tradition 1. Münster 2005: Lit Verlag, Rastegar, Nosratollah: "mashru'iyat-i hukumat az didgah-i firdausi (legitimation of rule from Firdausi's point of view)". Ayene-ye Miras 3rd vol. 2/29 (2005), Rastegar, Nosratollah: "masa'il-i vazhe-yabi wa vazhe-gozini baray-i faravard-ha-i san'ati (on word formation and creation of terms for industrial products) ".In: Ali Kafi (ed.), Proceedings of the Second Seminar on Issues in Terminology, Teheran May Teheran 2006: Nashr-e Asar, Schmücker, Marcus: "Chalcedonian hermeneutics in the context of Indian religious tradition? An attempt to determine the relationship between divine and human nature using the example of Vedāntic theology ". Religions Unterwegs 12/1 (2006), 4-9. Schmücker, Marcus: "Creativity and Difference". In: Günter Abel (ed.), Creativity. XX. German Congress for Philosophy, September 2005 in Berlin, Section Contributions, Vol. 1. Berlin 2005: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin, Steinkellner, Ernst: "Hindu Doctrines of Creation and Their Buddhist Critiques". In: Perry Schmidt-Leukel (ed.), Buddhism, Christianity and the Question of Creation. Karmic or Divine? Aldershot 2006: Ashgate, Uray-Koehalmi, Käthe: "Animals willing to sacrifice in the epic of Tungus and Mongols". In: A. Oelschlägel, J. Taube et al. (eds.), Red Altai, give your echo! Leipzig 2005: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Uray-Koehalmi, Käthe: "Where did the Ice Manju come from?" In: Alessandra Pozzi, Juha A. Janhunen et al. (eds.), Tümen jalafun jecen aku. Manchu Studies in Honor of Giovanni Stary. Wiesbaden 2006: Harrassowitz, Werba, Chlodwig H .: "mavāred-rā na-bāyad ziyād kard be joz-e ehtiyāj [(Indo-) Iranian reconstructs as a text-critical corrective in ancient Iranian studies]". In: Heiner Eichner, Bert G. Fragner et al. (eds.), Iranian Studies in Europe Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Publications on Iranian Studies 34th Vienna 2006: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wicher, Irene: "What are the Guiding Principles in Indian Management?" Satya Nilayam Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy 10 (2006),

13 book reviews Hofstätter, Elisabeth: John R. Dupuche, Abhinavagupta: The Kula Ritual. As Elaborated in Chapter 29 of the Tantrāloka. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens / Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies 49 (2006), Mathes, Klaus-Dieter: Ludovic Viévard, Vacuité (Śūnyatā) et compassion (Karuṇā) dans le bouddhism Madhyamaka. Paris: De Boccard In: Indo-Iranian Journal 48 (2006), Rastelli, Marion: Parampurushdas, Shrutiprakashdas (eds.): Catalog of Pañcarātra Saṁhitā. Amdavad: Swaminarayan Aksharpith, In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens / Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies 49 (2005), Wieser-Much, Michael Torsten: Raja Ram Dravid, The Problem of Universals in Indian Philosophy. 2nd revised ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass In: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens / Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies 49 (2005), online publications Rastegar, Nosratollah, Xavier Tremblay: The History of Iranian Studies in Austria. URL: (2005). Editing of individual publications Amaladass, Anand: Indian Christian Thinkers. Vol. 2 .. Chennai 2006: Satya Nilayam Publications. Oberhammer, Gerhard, Ernst Prets et al .: Terminology of early philosophical scholasticism in India. A dictionary of terms on ancient Indian dialectics, epistemology and methodology. Edited by Gerhard Oberhammer. Volume 3: Pra H .. Contributions to the cultural and intellectual history of Asia 49. Vienna 2006: Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Rastegar, Nosratollah, Iraj Afshar et al .: Khaqani Shirvani: Khatm al-ghara'ib (Tuhfat al'iraqain). Reproduction edition in the original format of Cod. Mixt. 845 of the Austrian National Library. Vienna 2006: Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Rastegar, Nosratollah: Fahangnewis. Uto von Melzer's materials for a Persian-German dictionary. Publications on Iranian Studies 35. Vienna 2006: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Other Hartnack, Christiane: "Intercultural contacts: challenges, opportunities, risks". upgrade. The magazine for knowledge and further education of the Danube University Krems 1 (2006), Hartnack, Christiane: "From the clash of cultures to the dance of cultures". Research reader 2004 (2005),

14 Liu, Gautam: Summary of the diploma thesis "The names of Śiva in the fifth sarga of Kumārasambhava". Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens / Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies 49 (2005), Liu, Gautam: Summary of a Hindi-language newspaper article for the Elfriede Jelinek Research Center. In: Pia Janke (ed.), Elfriede Jelinek Nobel Prize for Literature. Berlin 2005: Parthas Verlag, 59th Preisendanz, Karin C .: "Everyday life in the bazaar". In: Alisa Douer, Pictures from India Indian Images. Vienna 2005: Mandelbaum, 3 pp. Preisendanz, Karin C .: "Everyday Life in the Bazaar". In: Alisa Douer, Pictures from India Indian Images. Vienna 2005: Mandelbaum, 2 pp. Rastegar, Nosratollah: "German Introduction". In: Nosratollah Rastegar, Afshar Iraj et al. (eds.), Khaqani Shirvani: Khatm al-ghara'ib (Tuhfat al'iraqain). Reproduction edition in the original format of Cod. Mixt. 845 of the Austrian National Library. Vienna 2006: Publishing house of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2 pp. Steinkellner, Ernst: "Recovered: The oldest literature of Buddhism". Cause & Effect 55/1 (2006), Trikha, Himal: Karṇabhāra. Sanskrit German. Vienna 2006: ISTB, 66 pp. Trikha, Himal: Karṇabhāra. A Sanskrit radio play spoken by students at the Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies produced by Himal Trikha (audio CD). Vienna 2006: ISTB. Trikha, Himal: "Holī legends about a spring festival". In: Miklos Boros, Andreas Nader et al. (eds.), Holi. India in a frenzy of colors. Linz 2006: Self-published, 2 pp. Editing of series publications Kellner, Birgit; Krasser, Helmut; Tauscher, Helmut: Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 64 (2006). Waiter, Birgit; Krasser, Helmut; Tauscher, Helmut: Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde 65 (2006). Oberhammer, Gerhard; Preisendanz, Karin C .; Werba, Chlodwig H .: Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens / Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies 49 (2005). Oberhammer, Gerhard; Podzeit, Utz: Publications of the De Nobili Research Library 32 (2006). Scientific editing and proofreading activities Ferstl, Christian Editing and layout creation by Karin C. Preisendanz (ed.), Expanding and Merging Horizons. Contributions to South Asian and Cross-Cultural Studies in Commemoration of Wilhelm Halbfass. Krasser, Helmut Ernst Steinkellner, Dharmakīrti's Pramāṇaviniścaya 1 and 2. 13

15 MacDonald, Anne Editing for WZKS 49 (2005). Preisendanz, Karin C. Editing and proofreading for PDNRL 32. Rastelli, Marion Editing of Tāntrikābhidhānakośa. Dictionary of the terminology of Hindu tantras. Volume III. Schmücker, Marcus Gerhard Oberhammer, Marcus Schmücker (eds.), Certainty of Faith and Truth in Religious Tradition. Working documentation of a symposium. Starecek, Judith Editing and layout by Gerhard Oberhammer: materials for the Rāmānuja school. The Ātmā as a subject in Rāmānuja theology. Completed qualification work by employees at the ISTB: Moriyama, Shinya Omniscience and Religious Authority. Prajñākaragupta s Commentary on Pramāṇavārttika II 8-10 and Dissertation, ISTB, Vienna, (Supervisor: Eli Franco, Ernst Steinkellner) Rastelli, Marion The tradition of the Pāñcarātra as reflected in the Pārameśvarasaṃhitā. Habilitation thesis, ISTB, University of Vienna, AT ANOTHER INSTITUTION: Hofstätter, Elisabeth Shiva and Narcissus. A study on the problem of transferring psychoanalytic theories to the Indian context using the example of Sudhir Kakar's theory of narcissism. Diploma thesis, Socrates network "Psychology of Religion", University of Vienna, (Supervisor: Susanne Heine) 14

16 B) SERIES AND MAGAZINES ISSUED AT THE INSTITUTE 1) Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens / Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies No. 49 (2005), 284 pp. 2) Vienna Studies on Tibetology and Buddhist Studies No. 64: Ulrich Timme Kragh, Early Buddhist Theories of Action and Result. A Study of karmaphalasambandha. Candrakīrti's Prasannapadā, Verses pp. No. 65: Helmut Eimer, Buddhist series of terms as sketches of the path of salvation pp. C) PUBLICATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION "COLLECTION DE NOBILI WORKING COMMUNITY FOR INDOLOGY AND RELIGIONAL RESEARCH" No. 32: Alex Watson, The Self's. Bhaṭṭa Rāmakaṇṭhas's Arguments against the Buddhist Doctrine of No-Self pp. II. PARTICIPATION OF EMPLOYEES IN CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA Amaladass, Anand Mozart and religion (symposium). Lecture: "Music and Religion. An Intercultural Perspective". Innsbruck (Organizer: Theological Faculty of Innsbruck University, Mozarteum University, Brenner Archive Research Institute), Inter-Religious Dialogue (workshop). Satya Nilayam Campus, Chennai, Cultural Encounters in South India (conference). Lecture: "Missionary Movements and Intercultural Encounters". Chennai (organizer: Goethe-Institut), Ecology and Culture (conference). Lecture: "Substainable Development and Religion". Loyola College, Chennai (Organizer: Organization for Studies in Literature and Environment), Jesuit Sources (seminar). Loyola College, Chennai (Organizer: Department of History), Buddhist Culture of Mediation and Analysis (Workshop). Madras Christian College, Chennai, owner, Dagmar The World Psychiatric Association Section Transcultural Psychiatry (conference). Lecture: "The Use of Altered States of Consciousness by Traditional Healers in Nepal". Vienna, Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness (Symposium). Lecture: "Transformation of Consciousness through Suffering, Devotion, and Meditation". Vienna (Organizer: IGKA der ÖAW),

17 Franco, Eli 16 Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness (Symposium). Lecture: "Meditation and Metaphysics. On their Correspondence and Mutual Interaction in South Asian Buddhism". Vienna (Organizer: IGKA der ÖAW), Hartnack, Christiane 34th Annual Conference on South Asia. Madison, Unconscious Dominions. Comparing Histories of Psychoanalysis, Empire and Citizenship (Conference). Lecture: "Synergies of Indigenous and Freudian Elements in Psychoanalytic Activities in Colonial India". Madison, th European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies. Leiden, Jahoda, Christian 11th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (conference). Lecture: "Political Space and Socio-Economic Organization in the Lower Spiti and Upper Sutlej Valleys (17th to 20th c.)". Königswinter (Organizer: Central Asian Seminar of the University of Bonn), Kang, Sung Yong International Seminar on Various Facets of the Nyāya Philosophy (Seminar). Lecture: "Logic and Debate: Vasubandhu's View on Debate". Kolkata (Organizer: Jadavpur University), th World Sanskrit Conference. Lecture: "The Text Transmission of the Nyāyabhāṣya and its Relevance to the History of Early Nyāya". Edinburgh (Organizer: IASS), Krasser, Helmut 11th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (conference). Königswinter (Organizer: Central Asian Seminar of the University of Bonn), Lasic, Horst Logic and Belief in Indian Philosophy. The Impact of Indian Thought in Asia and Europe (conference). Lecture: "A Hot Dispute about Lukewarm Air: Dignāga on āptavāda". Warsaw and Bialowieza, Poland, th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (conference). Lecture: "Placing the Tabo tshad ma Materials in the General Development of tshad ma Studies in Tibet. Part One: The Study of the Nyāyabindu". Königswinter (Organizer: Central Asian Seminar of the University of Bonn), Lienhard, Siegfried 13th World Sanskrit Conference. Edinburgh (Organizer: IASS), MacDonald, Anne Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness (Symposium). Lecture: "Seeing in Not Seeing: the Madhyamaka Experience". Vienna (Organizer: IGKA der ÖAW),

18 Mathes, Klaus-Dieter Third Annual Symposium of Buddhist Studies. Lecture: "The Path of Inferences and the Direct Approach to Reality: Comparing Kamalaśīla's and Sahajavajra's Understanding of the Nirvikalpapraveśadhāraṇī". Kathmandu (Organizer: Kathmandu University), th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (conference). Lecture: "The Indian Mahāmudrā-Works (Phyag chen rgya gzhung) and their Tibetan Reception in the Early bka 'brgyud Schools". Königswinter (Organizer: Central Asian Seminar of the University of Bonn), Muroya, Yasutaka Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the History of Indian Thought. Lecture: "On the Trivandrum Manuscript of the Nyāyabhāsya". Kyoto, Rastelli, Marion Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness (Symposium). Lecture: "Perceiving God and Becoming Like Him: Yogic Perception and Its Implications in the Tradition of Pāñcarātra". Vienna (organizer: IGKA der ÖAW), Schmücker, Marcus International Discussion Panel Ego, Self-Knowledge and Freedom (conference). Lecture: "Consciousness as an Object or as a Subject of Knowledge? Conceptions of the Knowledge of Self in Indian Vedāntic Tradition and in European Philosophy". Kraków (Organizer: Pedagogical University Kraków, Department of Philosophy and Sociology), Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness (Symposium). Lecture: "Between God's Cognition and Normal Perception: Yogic Perception According to the Later Tradition of the Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta". Vienna (Organizer: IGKA der ÖAW), Entitled to Surrender. Reading Hindu Texts Interreligiously (conference). Lecture: "Veṅkaṭanātha s Late Theology According to his Nyāyasiddhāñjana". Utrecht (Organizer: Universiteit Utrecht), th World Sanskrit Conference. Lecture: "Śāstrārambhānupapattiprasaṅga in Veṅkaṭanātha s Śatadūṣaṇī". Edinburgh (organizer: IASS), Methodological approaches in dealing with Asian philosophy (workshop). Lecture: "To distinguish between egological and non-egological self-awareness teachings in the traditions of Vedānta". IKGA (Organizer: Forum for Asian Philosophy), Steinkellner, Ernst Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness (Symposium). Lecture: "Welcome". Vienna (organizer: IGKA der ÖAW), th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (conference). Königswinter (Organizer: Central Asian Seminar of the University of Bonn), International Conference on Esoteric Buddhist Studies. Lecture: "Problems with the Final Section of Pseudo-Śāntarakşita s Tattvasiddhi". Koyasan University, Japan,

19 Tauscher, Helmut Logic and Belief in Indian Philosophy. The Impact of Indian Thought in Asia and Europe (conference). Warsaw and Bialowieza, Poland, Tropper, Kurt 11th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies (conference). Lecture: "On an Inscription in the Guru Rinpoche lha khang at Nako, Kinnaur". Königswinter (Organizer: Central Asian Seminar of the University of Bonn), Uray-Koehalmi, Käthe 800 Years Mongolian Empire (Symposium). Lecture: "The epic poetry of the Mongols". ÖAW Vienna (Organizer: Center for Asian Studies and Social Anthropology; Austrian Orient Society Hammer-Purgstall), III.

20 "Wonder and wonder in the context of the path to salvation: Aspects of the incomprehensible in the religious traditions of the Hindus", contact point for world religions of the Austrian 19th century

21 Bishops' Conference, Vienna, "Did Indian Logic Originate in the Āyurvedic Tradition?", Shri Shankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kalady, Kerala, "The Indian Bazaar (introductory lecture to the photo exhibition Pictures from India: Everyday life in the bazaar by Alisa Douer)", Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies, University of Leipzig, Rastelli, Marion "Ekāyanaveda or Veda Traditions within the Pāñcarātra", Seminar for Indology and Tibetology, Georg August University, Göttingen, Steinkellner, Ernst "Reminiscences" (opening lecture for the exhibition "Research Paths through the Himalayas ", FWF research focus), OeAW, Vienna, Tropper, Kurt" West Tibetan inscriptions "(as part of the exhibition" Research Paths through the Himalayas ", FWF research focus), OeAW, Vienna, IV. HOSTING OF EMPLOYEES AT OTHER INSTITUTIONS Amaladass, Anand "The image of Christ among the Hindus", lecture, St. Virgil Bildungshaus, Salzburg, "Philosophy of History", lectures, Department of Applied History, Loyola College, Chennai, Diemberger, Hildegard "Social Anthropology for MPhil and PhD Students", Lectures, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Franco, Eli "Religion and Logic in Classical India", Lectures, Sorbonne, Paris, Hartnack, Christiane "Intercultural Communication", seminar, Wellesley College, Vienna, Hofstätter, Elisabeth "Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions", lectures (year), Academy for Radiological Technologists at the AKH, Vienna, "Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions" , Lecture (1. 4th year), Academy for Radiological Technologists at Hietzing Hospital, Vienna, "Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions. Module 1: Intercultural communication in hospitals", lecture, Academy for advanced and 20

22 special training courses at the AKH care area, Vienna, "Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions. Module 2: Basic knowledge of the five world religions. Part 1: Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam)", lecture, Academy for advanced and special training at the AKH area MTD, Vienna, "Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions. Module 2: Basic knowledge about the five world religions.Part 2: Eastern religions (Hindu religions, Buddhism) ", lecture, academy for advanced and special training at the AKH area MTD, Vienna," Transcultural competence ", lecture, academy for advanced and special training at the AKH nursing area, Vienna," Intercultural Competence ", Lecture, Hietzing Hospital, Vienna," Intercultural Competence through encounter with the five world religions. Module 3: The gender problem in the five world religions and their concrete effects on everyday life in health facilities ", Lecture, Academy for advanced and special training at the AKH nursing area, Vienna," Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions. Module 4: Food regulations, purity regulations and taboos in the five world religions ", Lecture, Academy for advanced and special training at the AKH care area, Vienna," Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions. Module 5: Dying, death and mourning in the five world religions. Part 1: Abrahamic Religions ", Lecture, Academy for advanced and special training at the AKH Nursing Department, Vienna," Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions. Module 5: Dying, death and mourning in the five world religions. Part 2: Eastern Religions ", lecture, Academy for advanced and special training at the AKH nursing area, Vienna," Intercultural competence through encounters with the five world religions ", panel discussion, Academy for advanced and special training at the AKH nursing area, Vienna," Transcultural Nursing ", university course, academy for advanced and special training at the AKH area nursing, Vienna," Transcultural competence (intensive course) ", course, Academy for advanced and special training at the AKH nursing area, Vienna," Intercultural competence through encounter with the five world religions ", four-part in-house training, Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital, Vienna, Kang, Sung Yong" Buddhist social ethics? The chance and the danger ", lecture series" Religions and Social Philosophy ", University of Hamburg, Krasser, Helmut" stag tshaṅ lotsabas Rig gnas kun śes nas bdag med grub pa ", seminar, University of Kyoto, Liu, Gautam" Hindī ", language course, language center , University of Vienna,

23 MacDonald, Anne "The Prasannapadā: Chapter One", Seminar, Department of Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Studies, University of Tokyo, "Introduction to Madhyamaka", Seminar, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Rome La Sapienza, Oberhammer, Gerhard "Die Philosophy of the Subject at Rāmānuja ", Lectures, Oriental Institute, Department of Indology, Jagiellonian University Kraków, Preisendanz, Karin C. OTHER SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES OF THE EMPLOYEES (SELECTION) Owner, Dagmar Member of the editorial board of the Yearbook for Transcultural Medicine and Psychotherapy, Berlin. Member of the editorial board of Anthropology & Medicine, London. Member of the advisory board of the Theodor-Körner-Fonds. Member of the editorial board of Shaman magazine. 22nd

24 Hofstätter, Elisabeth Participation in the doctoral program "Palliative Care and Organizational Ethics" at the Alpen Adria University of Klagenfurt. Creation of a general index for volumes 1-8 of the materials on the Rāmānuja school by Gerhard Oberhammer, IKGA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Kellner, Birgit Editor of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (together with Helmut Krasser). Krasser, Helmut 2nd chairman of the working group for Tibetan and Buddhist studies. Editor of the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (together with Birgit Kellner). Lasic, Horst Secretary of the Working Group for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. Lienhard, Siegfried Participation in the meeting of the management committee for the project "Cataloging Oriental Manuscripts in Germany" in Berlin. Vice-President of the Scientific Committee of the Corpus Iuris Sanscriticum et fontes iuris Asiae Meridianae et Centralis, Turin. Mathes, Klaus-Dieter Scientific director of the event "Buddhism in Past and Present", Working Group for Scientific Further Education, University of Hamburg. Oberhammer, Gerhard Reviewer (habilitation procedure) for the University of Vienna. Chairman of the "De Nobili Collection, Working Group for Indology and Religious Research". Podzeit, Utz Secretary of the "De Nobili Collection, Working Group for Indology and Religious Research". Preisendanz, Karin C. Board member of the Austrian Society for Religious Studies (scientific advisory board). Member of the scientific advisory board of the journal Religioneniegen. Deputy chairman of the "De Nobili Collection, Working Group for Indology and Religious Research". Member of the Editorial Committee of the Satya Nilayam Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy. 23

25 Member of the Advisory Board of the Folia Orientalia magazine of the Orientalist Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow. Member of the Advisory Board of Ancient Science of Life, Coimbatore (Arya Vaidya Chikitsalayam & Research Institute). Member of the editorial committee of the series of publications of the Austrian Society for Religious Studies. Organization of data entry for the ISTB database Documentation on the history of Indian philosophy and religion. Secretary, Board of Trustees, Extraordinary Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna. Chair of an evaluation committee of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee, Budapest, and evaluation of a tertiary educational institution in Budapest, Rastelli, Marion Cataloging of Heinz Bechert's collection of Sinhala Sanskrit literature bequeathed to the ISTB. Treasurer of the "De Nobili Collection, Working Group for Indology and Religious Research". Participation in the working meeting of the Tāntrikābhidhānakośa project at the IGKA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Schicklgruber, Christian Activity as curator for the establishment of an indigenous museum in Central Bhutan on behalf of the government of Bhutan and Austrian development cooperation. Schmücker, Marcus Deputy Secretary of the "De Nobili Collection, Working Group for Indology and Religious Research". Steinkellner, Ernst Participation in the Colloque et Soutenance zur Thèse von Toru Tomabechi, Université de Lausanne, on and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Extraordinary Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna. Chairman of the Publishing and Printing Commission of the OeAW. Director, IGKA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Tauscher, Helmut Chairman of the Working Group for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies. Member of the Board of Advisors of the Oservatori del Tibet i Asia Central (Tibet and Central Asia Project), University of Barcelona. Member of the Commission for Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Participation in a meeting of the CEEPUS partners, Network H 164, in Szeged, Hungary,

26 Trikha, Himal Deputy Treasurer of the "De Nobili Collection, Working Group for Indology and Religious Research". Uray-Koehalmi, Käthe Vice President of the Körösi Csoma Society. Member of the editorial board of the Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarium Hungaricae. Member of the editorial board of Shaman magazine. Reviewer for the Inner-Asian and Ethnological Chairs at the University of Budapest. Reviewer for master's and doctoral theses at the Inner-Asian and Turkological Department of the University of Budapest. Reviewer for the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Expert activity for the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Guided tour for ISTB employees and students through the exhibition "Genghis Khan and his heirs" at the Schallaburg, Lower Austria, at the member of the Board of Trustees for the scientific legacy of Ferenc Tökei. Werba, Chlodwig H. Member of the editorial board of the journal Die Sprache. VI. SCIENTIFIC AWARDS, PRIZES, VOCATIONS, ETC. Lienhard, Siegfried Awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art 1st Class, Rastegar, Nosratollah Werner Welzig Prize of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, VII. ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS BY THE EMPLOYEE Symposium "Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness". Vienna, organizer: IKGA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Franco, Eli Organization of the symposium "Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness". Vienna, organizer: IKGA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. 25th

27 Rastelli, Marion Preparation and organization of the working meeting of employees of the Tāntrikābhidhānakośa project. IKGA, organizer: IKGA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Schicklgruber, Christian Adaptation and expansion of the exhibition "Genghis Khan and his heirs". Schallaburg, Lower Austria, organizer: Schallaburg Kulturbetriebsges.m.b.H. Schmücker, Marcus Organization of a workshop for the Forum for Asian Philosophy "Methodological approaches in dealing with Asian philosophy using the example of language ethics subjectivity". Vienna, organizer: IKGA. VIII. RESEARCH TRIPS Eigner, Dagmar, field research in Nepal on the biographies of traditional healers. Jahoda, Christian, archive studies in the Leipzig University Library, in the Berlin State Library, Prussian Cultural Heritage, and in the Herrnhut University Archives. Kang, Sung Yong, Lahore: preparation of the digitization and cataloging of the Woolner collection, Punjab University Library, coordination of the international cooperation project Lahore Nonsan, Korea Vienna, visit to libraries, manuscript collections and research institutions. Mathes, Klaus-Dieter, Dehra Dun (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) as part of the DFG project "The Indian Mahāmudrā-Works". Preisendanz, Karin C, Kerala (Kochi, Ernakulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kalady, Chennamangalam. Kodungallur), visiting libraries and research institutions, historical research in connection with collections of Sanskrit manuscripts, establishing and maintaining contacts with scientists, curators and traditional scholars, Obtaining copies of Sanskrit manuscripts. Rastegar, Nosratollah, on behalf of the Institute for Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences: Study visit to Tehran to supervise joint publication projects with Iranian partners, study visit to Tehran. 26