Amelia Hall, DPhil

Core Assistant Professor, Wisdom Traditions Department Chair
BA Religious Studies, MA Yoga Studies, Master of Divinity
(303) 546-5288
University of Oxford: / DPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies 2013 / MPhil in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies 2007 / / University of East Anglia / BA (Hons.) in World Art History 1996 /
BA Religious Studies, MA Yoga Studies, Master of Divinity
REL611, The First Turning of the Wheel / REL760, Buddhist Tantra / REL751, Buddhism in Tibet / REL 546/348 Buddhism and Modernity / REL645, Methods and Issues in the Study of Religion / REL150/E, Buddhist Journey of Transformation: An Introduction
  • How is this Sacred Place Arrayed? Pacification, Increase, Magnetism, and Wrath in the Establishment of an Eastern Himalayan sbas yul : Hidden Lands in Himalayan Myth and History: Transformations of sBas Yul Through Time, Frances Garrett, Elizabeth McDougal, and Geoffrey Samuel (eds.) Brill: Leiden. 2020.
  • Embodying the Diamond Sow: Tantric Pilgrims in a Secret Lotus Land. In: Body Trouble: Religious Boundaries for Sex, Gender and Corporeality. Alexandra Cuffel, Ana Echevarria, and Georgios T. Halkias (eds.) Routledge, 2018.

Recent Conference Papers

  • Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, online, (2020) Co Chair with Dr Brandon Dotson (Georgetown) Panel: Interspecies Relations in Tibet and the Himalayas. Paper Title: A Grimoire for the Anthropocene: A Guide to Interspecies Reciprocity in the Himalayas. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego, USA, 2019.
  • Panel: Translating Tibetan Buddhism Presentation Title: Karma Chagme’s Condensed Confession to the Earth Lords, 15th International Association of Tibetan Studies Seminar, Paris, France, 2019.
  • Panel: Tibetan Environments: Past, Present, and Anthropogenic. / Paper Title: Atonement to the klu: Ritual Expiation, Reciprocity, and Environmental Change in the Eastern Himalayas Tsadra Foundation, Lotsawa Translation Workshop, University of Colorado, Boulder. 2018.
  • Presentation: Criteria for Beauty & Readability with Andrew Schelling. Tsadra Foundation, Translation and Transmission Conference. University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. 2017.
  • Translator Craft Session: ‘Oddities and Curiosities in Tibetan Translation’ with Dan Martin. Himalayan Studies Conference V, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. 2017.
  • Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies. Round Table: Decolonizing Research in the Himalayas, with Anne Parker, Sienna Craig, Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Dinesh Paudel, and Pasang Sherpa. Panel: Buddhist Ritual in Constituting Himalayan Communities. Paper Title: Making Amends in the Hidden Land: A Ritual of Reparation for the klu of Pachakshiri. 14th International Association of Tibetan Studies Seminar, Bergen, Norway, 2016.
  • Panel: Sacred Landscapes in Tibet and the Himalaya. Paper Title: Secrets of Ironwood Mountain: Investigating sbas yul in Arunachal Pradesh.

Collaborations and Editing

  • The Myths and Legends of Tibetan treasure revealers. In: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism Vol 2. (2019) Brill: Leiden. The Illusive Play: The Autobiography of the Fifth Dalai Lama (1617-1682). Serindia Publications: Chicago. (Editor with P. Booz) Karmay, Samten G. 2014.

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