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Emanuela GARATTI

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Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section Sciences Historiques et Philologiques, Ecole Doctorale 472, mention "Histoire, Textes, Documents"
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie, Promotionsprogramm Buddhismus-Studien (Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies)

Dissertation’s title : Cultural Exchanges between the Tang Dynasty and the Tibetan Empire : a Study of the Chinese Influences on the Tibetan Conception of Kingship be-tween the VII and IX Centuries

International co-supervision of Prof. Pierre MARSONE (EPHE) and Privat Dozent (Assistant Professor) Dr. Brandon DOTSON (LMU)

Research topics :

  • History of the Tibetan Empire : political history, origins of the Tibetan Empire, genealogy of the Spu-rgyal dynasty, foreign relations and diplomacy, Chinese influences.
  • Tibetan and Chinese Dunhuang manuscripts : codicological and paleographical analysis, transliteration and translation.
  • Tang Dynasty and its foreign relations : diplomacy, matrimonial alliances, peace treaties.
  • Mention of Tibet, of Tibetan Empire and of Tibetan people in textual sources as : Song period encyclopaedias (Cefu yuangui 冊府元龜, Taiping yulan 太平御覽), official histories (Sui, Tang, Cinq Dynasties, Song) and other official documents (Tang huiyao 唐會要, Tongdian 通典, Wudai huiyao 五代會要, Zizhi tongjian 資治通鑒).
  • Chinese and Tibetan epigraphy : funerary inscriptions, steles and official treaties.

Scientific activities :
- 2010-2016 Several fieldworks and research stays (transcription, photographic coverage of archaeological sites and Chinese and Tibetan epigraphic documents) or linguistic stay (Chinese and Tibetan) in China (Beijing, Shanxi, Henan, Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu), in Tibetan regions (Amdo, Khams, Central Tibet), in Mongolia and in India.
- 2015-2016 Associate researcher of Bibliothèque nationale de France, department of oriental manuscripts. Project : "Marcelle Lalou et l’arrivée des manuscrits tibétains de Dunhuang à la Bibliothèque nationale de France : genèse d’une collection orientale au Département des manuscrits".
- 17th-19yh July 2014 Co-organiser with Dr. Daniel Hirshberg of the conference : “Kingship+Narrative+Ritual ÷ Tibet+Surrounding Cultural Areas”, hosted by the group “Kingship and Religion in Tibet”, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München.
- 2nd-12th July 2013 Participation at CERES Summer School at Bochum University. Summer school topic : "Eurasian Religions in Contact. From Antiquity to Modernity".
- 2012-2015 Research fellow of the research group "Kingship and Religion in Tibet", at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München.

Publications :
Peer-reviewed articles
2015, “Shifting Memories and Changing Allegiances : Tracing the Descendants of the Tibetan Minister mGar through Chinese Funerary Inscriptions”, in Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, no. 33, pp. 157-185.

Books sections
- 2014, vocabulary lists in Tibetan for Vocabulaire thématique de langue parlée français-tibétain, Eric Mé-lac, Françoise Robin and Camille Simon (dir.), L’Asiathèque, Paris.
2011, “appendix II : a bibliography of publications on Tibet imperial period in western languages, compiled by Emanuela Garatti and Thomas Kerihuel” in A History of the Tibetan empire : drawn from the Dunhuang manuscripts by H. H. the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang translated by Meghan Howard with Tsultrim Nak-chu, Songtsen Library, Dehradun, pp. 543-578.
2010, “zhar byung gnyis pa / sge ra ti dang / ke ri u el / (Emanuela Garatti and Thomas Kerihuel) rnam gnyis nas bsgrigs pa’i phyi rgyal mkhas dbang rnams kyi bod btsan po’i skabs kyi dpyad rtsom khag gi dkar chag”, in Tun hong bod kyi yig snying las byung ba / bod btsan po’i rgyal rabs / ’bri gung skyabs mgon che tshang, pp.591-621. (Tibetan edition)

Presentations and Talks :
- 10th december 2016 – Journées d’Etude SFEMT (Société Française d’Étude du Monde Tibétain), Paris : « Deux princesses chinoises à la cour tibétaine : la rôle politique de la Princesse Wencheng et de la Princesse de Jincheng au Tibet aux VIIe et VIIIe siècles ».
- 20th June 2016 – IATS (International Association of Tibetan Studies) XIV in the panel “Old Tibetan Studies”, Bergen, Norway : Pelliot Tibétain 986 : new approaches to a Tibetan paraphrase of a Chinese classic among Dunhuang manuscripts”.
- 13th November 2015 – CRCAO, EPHE, Paris : “Pelliot Tibétain 986/987/988/1291. Des classiques chinois parmi les manuscrits tibétains de Dunhuang”.
- 24th September 2015 – University of California Berkeley, Berkeley : “Pelliot Tibétain 986 and Comparison with the Original Chinese Text”.
- 8th September 2015 – ISYT (International Seminar of Young Tibetologists), Leipzig : “The Dehua Inscription (德化碑) of 766 – a Reading into Tibetan Diplomacy”.
- 30th October 2014 – CRCAO, doctoral day : “Nouvelles perspectives sur l’histoire et l’archéologie du Tibet, du Japon et de la Chine », EPHE, Paris : “Le destin d’une famille : la descendance du ministre tibétain mGar à travers les inscriptions funéraires chinoises (墓誌銘)”.
- 12th May 2014 – EPHE, Paris : “Les liens culturels et intellectuels entre les Tufan et les Tang : une étude sur les possibles influences de la conception chinoise de royauté dans l’empire tibétain”.
- 23th July 2013 – IATS (International Association of Tibetan Studies) XIII Conference in the panel “Kingship and Religion in Tibet”, Ulaanbaator, Mongolia : “Kingship Ideology in Sino-Tibetan Diplomacy during the VII-IX Centuries”.
- 4th July 2013 – CERES Summer School, Ruhr-Universität, Bochum : “Mandate of Heaven Concept in China and Possible Tibetan Adaptations”.
- 17th May 2013 – INaLCO, Study Day for Ph.D. Students in Tibetan Studies, organized by SFEMT (Société Française d’Étude du Monde Tibétain), Paris : “Les liens diplomatiques entre l’empire tibétain et la Chine des Tang – un essai sur les relations entre les deux royaumes entre les VIIème et IXème siècles”.

Teaching :
- First semester 2016-2017 Lecturer (1,5 hours per week) at Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INaLCO), Department of Tibetan Studies. Class "Old Tibetan texts", for undergraduate students (BA level 3).
- First semester 2016-2017 Lecturer (1,5 hours per week) at Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INaLCO), Department of Tibetan Studies. Class "Study of Tibetan historical sources", for undergraduate students (BA level 3).
- First semester 2015-2016 Lecturer (1,5 hours per week) at Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INaLCO), Department of Tibetan Studies. Class “Old Tibetan texts”, for undergraduate students (BA level 3).
- First semester 2014-2015 Lecturer (2 hours per week) at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, in “Kingship and Religion in Tibet” research group. Readings of Dunhuang Tibetan documents and comparison with Chinese texts.

Other activities :
- Elected co-representative, with Aude Lucas, of doctoral and post-doctoral students of CRCAO laboratory.
- Elected board member of the Société Française d’Etudes du Monde Tibétain (SFEMT)
- Elected board member of the International Seminar of Young Tibetologists (ISYT)