Hortus Botanicus, Oranjerie

Rapenburg 73, Leiden


Brill, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, Asian Modernities and Traditions, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

17-18 May - Conference Buddhist Studies in Leiden

On 17-18 May 2017 Leiden University will host a conference, organized by Prof. dr. Jonathan Silk, to commemorate 60 years of the Chair in the study of Buddhism, 60 years of the Indo-Iranian Journal, the 30th anniversary of Leiden University hosting the Numata Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies and the publication of the first volume of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism.


Authoritative speakers associated with Dutch Buddhist Studies, the IIJ, the BEB, and the Numata Chair will present papers. Please see the program for further details of the speakers, the presentation topics and the time schedule.



The conference will take place on 17–18 May, 2017, to coincide with the official opening of the University Library’s exhibition  ‘Cultural Dynamics of Sanskrit’ at Leiden University Libraries on May 18, so that everyone can attend both events. Please note that the second day (May 18th) of this event will take place on a different location (Matthias de Vrieshof 2).
May 17: Hortus Botanicus, Oranjerie building (Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden)
May 18: M. de Vrieshof 2 room 0.02