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Grantee Professor Carmen Meinert

Professor Carmen Meinert, member of the Center for Religious Studies, has been awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant.

Carmen Meinert studied sinology, tibetology and geography at the University of Bonn, where she gained her doctorate in 2001. She carried out research, among other places, at Peking University, Sichuan University, the University of Hamburg, and at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities Essen. Since 2013, Carmen Meinert is a professor for Central Asian Religions in the Faculty of East Asian Studies. She is also Deputy Director of the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at Ruhr University Bochum. Before this, she was a visiting researcher at the Bochum Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe”.

In her ERC Consolidator Grant, she investigates how Buddhism developed locally in premodern Central Asian cultures. The project starts in 2017.

Buddhism Along the Silk Road

How Buddhism developed locally in premodern Central Asian cultures is analysed within this project.


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