Bhutan Oral Histories: A Lecture by Dr. Karma Phuntsho

News item posted on: September 23rd, 2014

Date: Monday, September 22, 2:00 pm
Location: Nau 342

Dr. Phunthso is currently visiting the US from Bhutan, where he is currently is leading several research and entrepreneurial initiatives. Karma Phuntsho was trained as a monk in Bhutan and India, and received a M.St and D.Phil in Oriental Studies at Balliol College, Oxford. He was a researcher at CNRS, Paris, the Spalding Fellow for Comparative Religion at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, and a researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology in Cambridge. He is currently a research associate of the University of Virginia, and is based in Thimphu, Bhutan.

He will be speaking on his most recent project, a multi-year effort to record oral history and traditional knowledge systems throughout the whole of Bhutan.