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Mapping an Epic: Religion and Healing in Inner Asia

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This project is mapping the Gesar epic’s “therapeutic geographies” as a way of studying the intersections between religion and medicine in Inner Asia.

This program’s general research goal – to map the King Gesar epic’s “therapeutic geographies” as a way of studying the intersections between religion and medicine in Inner Asia – is organized around three intertwined research objectives.

Representing Tibet

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This ongoing project has sponsored the development of PlateauCulture.org, a platform for sharing digital resources about the Tibetan plateau,a partnership between University of Toronto faculty and students, Eastern Tibetan photographers, writers, musicians and ethnographers, and independent scholars.

Funded by a SSHRC Image, Text, Sound and Technology Grant (2009-2011), Principal Investigator Frances Garrett and several students are developing a cross-cultural collaborative model for the interpretation of visual media.

Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance & Middle Ages

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A not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development and distribution of online resources.

Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, is a not-for-profit partnership dedicated to the advancement of learning in the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) through the development and distribution of online resources.

Gold, Statue, Text: Visualizing Movement in Tibetan History

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This project is about visualizing the movement of people and things around culturally significant places.

This is a pilot project focused on visualizing the movement of people and things around culturally significant places. Through this research a group of scholars active across multiple disciplines will take the historic Tibetan site of Shalu (Zhwa lu) Monastery as a case study for examining interactions between people, things and places through the creation of interactive, spatial-temporal maps.

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