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Alice TRAVERS

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Permanent researcher in history, CNRS (Section 33)
Lecturer in history at the INALCO (section Tibet)

CRCAO-UMR8155, Collège de France
52 rue du Cardinal Lemoine, 75005, Paris.

alice.travers@college-de-france.fr

Research Themes

- History of the Tibetan army under the Dga’ ldan pho drang government (1642-1959) : PI of the ERC Starting grant n°677952 (1er October 2016-30 September 2021) "The Tibetan Army of the Dalai Lamas (1642-1959)" (TibArmy) : "TibArmy"
- Social history of Tibet (1895-1959) : the lay (aristocracy) and religious elites and intermediary elites (merchants and scholars). Member of the ANR-DFG 2016-2020 joint research project "Social Status in the Tibetan World" (TibStat)
- History of political institutions : the Dga’ ldan pho drang central government of Tibet and its administration (1642-1959)
- Connections between history and memory in contemporary Tibet
- Prosopography

Major Publications

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Bibliography in HAL-SHS :Click here

Edited Volumes

(forthcoming), with Ramble C. and Schwieger P. (eds), When the Taxman Cometh. Tax, Corvée and Community Obligations in Tibetan Societies, Brill, Leiden.

With Federica Venturi (eds), Buddhism and the Military in Tibet during the Ganden Phodrang period (1642-1959), Special issue of the Cahiers d’Extrême Asie, EFEO, vol. 27, 2018, 254 p.

With Jeannine Bischoff (eds), Commerce and Communities : Social and Political Status and the Exchange of Goods in Tibetan Societies, Berlin, Bonner Asienstudien Band 16, EB-Verlag, 2018, 283 p.

With Charles Ramble and Peter Schwieger (eds), Tibetans who Escaped the Historian’s Net. Studies in the Social History of Tibetan Societies, Kathmandu, Vajra Publications, 2013, 255 p.

With Kelsang Norbu Gurung, Tim Myatt, and Nicola Schneider (éds), Revisiting Tibetan Culture and History, Proceedings of the Second International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, Paris, 2009, Volume 1, Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines 21, Octobre 2011, 244 p. (Version imprimée publiée en 2012 à l’AMI sous le même titre)

Articles

(forthcoming), "Renewing the United Front Policy History through the Writing of History : Remarks on the Production of Collective Memory in the Materials for the study of the history and culture of Tibet (1981-2012)", in Barnett R., Robin F. and Weiner B. (eds), Re-remembering Early Contact between Tibetans and the Chinese Communist Party in the post-Mao Period, Leiden, Brill.

(forthcoming), "‘When You Count, Everything’s there, and when Everything’s there, there’s nothing left’. A Criticism of Tax Collecting in Ngam ring rdzong, Central Tibet, during the First Half of the 20th Century", in Ramble C., Schwieger P. and Travers A. (eds), When the Taxman Cometh. Tax, Corvée and Community Obligations in Tibetan Societies, Kathmandu, Vajra Publications.

2019, "Changing emblems of social domination : a brief note on Tibetan aristocratic crests in the first half of the 20th century", in Bischoff J., Maurer P. and Ramble C. (eds), On a Day of a Month of the Fire Bird Year : Festschrift for Peter Schwieger on Occasion of his 65th Birthday, Lumbini, Lumbini International Research Institute, p. 705-720.

2018, "Monk Officials as Military Officers in the Tibetan Ganden Phodrang Army (1895–1959)", in Travers A. and Venturi F. (eds), Buddhism and the Military in Tibet during the Ganden Phodrang period (1642-1959), Special issue of the Cahiers d’Extrême Asie, EFEO, vol. 27, p. 211-242.

2018, "Wool trade on the Himalayan border and social mobility in central Tibet (1907-1947)", in Bischoff J. and Travers A. (eds), Commerce and Communities : Social and Political Status and the Exchange of Goods in Tibetan Societies, Berlin, Bonner Asienstudien Band 16, EB-Verlag, p. 161-196.

2016, "The Lcags stag dmag khrims (1950) : A new development in Tibetan legal and military history ?", in Bischoff J. and Mullard S. (eds), Social Regulation – Case Studies from Tibetan History, Leiden, Brill, p. 99-125.

2015, "The Tibetan Army of the Ganden Phodrang in Various Legal Documents (17th-20th Centuries)", in Schuh D. (ed.), Secular Law and Order in the Tibetan Highland. Contributions to a workshop organized by the Tibet Institute in Andiast (Switzerland) on the occasion of the 65th birthday of Christoph Cüppers from the 8th of June to the 12th of June 2014, MONUMENTA TIBETICA HISTORICA, Abteilung III Band 13, Andiast, IITBS GmbH, p. 249–266.

2015, "Between Private and Public Initiatives ? Private Schools in pre-1951 Tibet", Himalaya, Special Issue, edited by Arik Moran and Catherine Warner, Vol. 35 (2).
Online : http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/himalaya/vol35/iss2/30/

2013, "How Should we Define Social Status ? The Study of “Intermediate Groups” in Central Tibet (1895–1959)", in Charles Ramble, Peter Schwieger and Alice Travers (eds), Tibetans who Escaped the Historian’s Net. Studies in the Social History of Tibetan Societies, Kathmandu, Vajra Publications, p. 141-160.

2013, "La fabrique de l’histoire au Tibet contemporain : remarques préliminaires sur les contours et articulations d’une mémoire collective dans les Matériaux pour l’histoire et la culture du Tibet ", Journal Asiatique 301-2, p. 481-499.

2012 ; "Patrimonial Aspects of Public Service : the Careers of the Ganden Phodrang Officials (1895-1959)", in Roberto Vitali (ed.), Studies on the History and Literature of Tibet and the Himalaya, Kathmandu, Vajra Publications, p. 157-181.

2011, "The Horse-Riding and Target-Shooting Contest for Lay Officials (drung ’khor rtsal rgyugs) : Reflections on the Military Identity of the Tibetan Aristocracy at the Beginning of the 20th Century", Études mongoles et sibériennes, centrasiatiques et tibétaines, 42.

2011, "The Careers of the Noble Officials of the Ganden Phodrang (1895-1959) : Organisation and Hereditary Divisions within the Service of State", in Kelsang Norbu Gurung, Tim Myatt, Nicola Schneider and Alice Travers (eds.), Revisiting Tibetan Culture and History, Proceedings of the Second International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, Paris, 2009, Volume 1, Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines 21, October, p. 155-174.

2009, "Risk and social mobility among the aristocracy : a study of the demotion and dismissal cases in the careers of the Dga’ ldan pho brang officials at the beginning of the 20th century (1885-1952)", in Brandon Dotson, Kalsang Norbu Gurung, Georgios Halkias and Tim Myatt (eds), Contemporary visions in Tibetan studies, Proceedings of the first International Seminar of Young Tibetologists, London, 9-13 August 2007, London, Serindia, p. 363-381.


Publications Alice Travers

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