SOAS University of London

Department of Religions & Philosophies, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

Circle of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies

The aim of the Circle is to encourage the scholarly exploration of Tibetan culture by providing a forum for research, exhibitions and affiliated events pertaining to the civilisations of Tibet and the Himalayas held in the greater London area.

The intellectual focus consists of a series of seminars and lectures hosted by SOAS. The content of these presentations covers a wide range of Tibetological research including art, archaeology, architecture, history, language, music, philosophy and religion.

Its activities will be of particular interest to scholars, art collectors, academic institutions and other interest-groups concerned with the study and preservation of the Tibetan cultural heritage. Sign up to our mailing list here.

The administrative hub of the Circle consists of a custom-built member database designed to facilitate communication between scholars, galleries and afficionados of Tibetan and Himalayan culture and religion.

Contact Details

c/o Dr. Ulrich Pagel
Languages and Religions of Tibet and Central Asia, Department of the Study of Religions, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG UK

Tel: 020 7898 4782
Fax: 020 7898 4779

Committee Members

Honorary President: David Seyfort Ruegg
President: Ulrich Pagel
Secretary: Nathan Hill

Board of Academic Advisors

  • Hildegard Diemberger
  • Christian Luczanits
  • Burkhard Quessel
  • Ulrike Roesler
  • Sam van Schaik
  • Michael Willis