The IKGA colloquium usually takes place on the first Tuesday of each month from 11:00 to 12:30, in seminar room 2.25 of the IKGA (Hollandstr. 11-13/2, 1020 Vienna). The colloquium serves as a platform to discuss ongoing research at the institute and current research literature. Guests are welcome. To receive materials, please send an e-mail to: michael.williams(at)

Due to the COVID-19 situation and until further notice, the colloquium will be held online.

Older topics

  • 08.10.2019: Digital editions I
  • 04.06.2019: Michael Williams, Rational theology in sixteenth century India: Vyāsatīrtha's Īśvaravāda in the Tarkatāṇḍava
  • 07.05.2019: Round table: To emend or not to emend? Reflection on editorial practices and their rationale
  • 02.04.2019: Shishir Saxena, Conflicting commands: Hermeneutic solutions in Mīmāṃsā
  • 05.03.2019: Yasutaka Muroya, The Vādanyāyaṭīkā project. A preliminary report
  • 05.02.2019: Stefan Köck, Between enthusiasm and retreat. German Japanologists in the "Third Reich"
  • 08.01.2019: Serena Saccone, Systematizing and subverting the tradition. On an intellectual biography of Śubhagupta
  • 04.12.2018: Round table: Entitled to a title? Practices of naming texts and referring to them in manuscript culture and digital humanities
  • 06.11.2018: Sudipta Munsi, Mīmāṃsā on duty
  • 09.10.2018: Reports on summer academic events
  • 12.6.2018: Brigitte Pickl-Kolaczia, Religious reform in Mito under Tokugawa Mitsukuni and his successor Tsunaeda
  • 8.5.2018: Round table on digital resources
  • 10.4.2018: Marcus Schmücker, Veṅkaṭanātha’s Paramatabhaṅga. Composition, function and intertextual references of a doxography written in Maṇipravāḷa
  • 6.3.2018: Cristina Pecchia: Philologists and publishers: On the first printed edition of the Carakasaṃhitā and its context
  • 6.2.2018: Round table: Publication strategies and the sharing of resources
  • 9.1.2018: Reinier Langelaar, An ethnic family tree in bloom: Tibet and its brothers
  • 5.12.2017: Pascale Hugon, Exploring the bKa’ gdams gsung ’bum collection: State of the art and perspectives
  • 7.11.2017: Nina Mirnig, Rudras on earth: The Śivadharmaśāstra and the creation of Śaiva communities in early medieval India
  • 3.10.2017: Round table on "open philology"
  • 4.7.2017: Andrew Ollett, The way of the poet-king: Poetics at the court of Amoghavarsha
  • 6.6.2017: Alexander Graf, Tibetan grammar: Si tu Paṇchen and the Tibetan adoption of linguistic knowledge from India
  • 2.5.2017: Pei-Lin Chiou, How is the entry into the non-conceptual awareness possible? – An outline of the PhD research project 'Kamalaśīla and His Bodhisattva Path: A Study based on Kamalaśīla's Avikalpapraveśadhāraṇīṭīkā'
  • 4.4.2017: Stefan Köck, "They give up the Buddha but still visit temples in secret" – An outline of the project "Shintō-uke – Religious Control via Shintō-Shrines"
  • 7.3.2017: Bernhard Scheid, Arhats in East Asian Buddhism
  • 7.2.2017: Patrick McAllister, Prajñākaragupta on the criteria of valid cognitions
  • 10.1.2017: Pascale Hugon, On Phya pa Chos kyi seng ge's philosophy of mind
  • 8.11.2016: Marion Rastelli, On the reappearance of the Ekāyanaveda in South India
  • 4.10.2016: Serena Saccone, Proving the omniscience of the Buddha: the Sarvajñasiddhikārikā of Śubhagupta, an 8th Century debate on scriptures and authority
  • 6.9.2016: Marco Ferrante, Bhartṛhari’s legacy within the Pratyabhijñā
  • 5.7.2016: Cristina Pecchia, Philologists at work: The case of the Carakasamhita
  • 7.6.2016: Alessandro Graheli, Diskussion des rezenten Sammelbandes: "Classical Indian Thought and the English Language" (ed. Mohini Mullick and Madhuri S. Sondhi, 2015)
  • 3.5.2016: Mathias Fermer: Text-processing -- Markup and its potential for historical research
  • 5.4.2016: Birgit Kellner: Phenomenology, idealism, both or neither? Making sense of Yogācāra-Vijñānavāda arguments against external objects
  • 1.3.2016: Reinier Langelaar: Descent & houses in Reb-Gong: Group formation & rules of recruitment among eastern Tibetan Tsho-ba

2.2.2016: Inaugural event