“Social Mobility in the Tibetan Army”
Alice Travers, Permanent Researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research
Moderated by Gray Tuttle, Leila Hadley Luce Associate Professor of Modern Tibetan Studies, Columbia University
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
Alice Travers is a researcher in the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and a member of CRCAO (Centre for Research on East Asian Civilisations – UMR 8155) at the Collège de France in Paris. She is currently working on the social history of 19th and 20th century Central Tibet, and on the Dga’ ldan pho brang government and its institutions as the Principal Investigator of the project, The Tibetan Army of the Dalai Lamas, 1642-1959, at the Sorbonne, Paris.
Dr. Travers is participating in a large Franco-German project examining Tibetan social history and has already invited two of current graduate students to Paris for conference presentations. Her presence on the East Coast this spring will allow us to develop further these connections and to learn from her of the exciting research into Tibetan social and military history.