Berthe Jansen - Curriculum Vitae

Telephone number:

+31 (0)71 527 2379

E-Mail:

b.k.jansen@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Faculty / Department:

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS India en Tibet

Office Address:

Witte Singel-complex
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 0.06b


Fields of interest

My fields of interest include Tibetan language, literature, religion, and history and how these affected and still affect Tibetan societies. My interests range widely from Tibetan oral traditions and folk culture to Buddhist philosophy, social and legal history, and heritage studies. I wrote my MPhil thesis on Tibetan wedding recitations, which is entitled: ‘A Tibetan Nuptial Oratory Tradition: the Molla from Dingri.’ (2010) My dissertation (submission date: November, 2014; date of defence: February 24, 2015), The Monastery Rules: Buddhist Monastic Organization in Pre-modern Tibet, focuses on pre-modern Tibetan monastic institutions and issues of social justice. This research concentrates on textual sources but is complemented by oral history based on fieldwork. I currently work as a post-doc within the VICI project Buddhism and Social Justice (January 2015- June 2015). This project is called ‘Law and Order during the Great Prayer Festival (sMon lam chen mo)’ and looks at the legal status and activities of monks in Lhasa during a festival in Lhasa in the 17th and 18th centuries. Together with Jonathan Silk I am in the process of editing the proceedings of the conference ‘Buddhism and Social Justice’.

Education

Relevant employment and teaching experience

Grants and awards

Publications

Presentations, lectures and papers

Fieldwork

July, August 2012: Fieldwork in Northern India
March 2011: Fieldwork in Kham, Sichuan
July, August 2009: Fieldwork in Nepal and Northern India
July, August 2008: Fieldwork in Northern India


Relevant Coursework

Ancillary Positions

2012 - present: Board member of the International Seminar for Young Tibetologists
2011- present: Member of the LIAS Advisory Council
2011-2012: Chair of the LIAS PhD council
2010-2011: Secretary of the LIAS PhD council

Other relevant experience

Language Competence

 

Speaking

Reading

Writing

Dutch

Native language

   

English

Near Native Fluency

Very Competent

Very Competent

Tibetan

Very Competent

Very Competent

Good

French

Fair

Good

Competent

German

Fair

Good

Competent

Mandarin

Beginner

Beginner

Beginner

Hindi

Working knowledge

Working knowledge

Working knowledge

Latin

 

Fair

 

Greek

 

Fair

 

Sanskrit

 

Good

 

Classical Chinese

 

Working Knowledge