Dr CALLUM PEARCE

Dr CALLUM PEARCE

Teaching Fellow

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Dr CALLUM PEARCE
Dr CALLUM PEARCE

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The University of Aberdeen Old Brewery, ground floor 08

Biography

PhD in Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen

- Thesis title: Outside the Palace, the Night: Spirits, landscape and perception among Buddhist laity in Ladakh, Himalayan India

MSc Social Anthropology, Wolfson College, Oxford

BA (Hons) Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

2017/2018 Course co-ordinator for:

DR2074 - Religions of the World: Asia

- General introduction to the history, doctrines and practice of Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Shinto.

DR2575 - Theories of Religion

- Provides a general introduction to a range of sociological, anthropological and psychological theories of religion.

RS2505 - Buddhism

- Introduction to the doctrines and practice of Buddhism, with a focus on Mahāyāna philosophy and modern issues within Tibetan Buddhism.

DR305C/4043 (Special Subject) - Shamanism and Spirit Possession

- Guided reading on peripheral possession cults and Inner Asian shamanism, assessed on the basis of an extended essay.

Further Info

Research interests

Religion in Tibetan and Himalayan societies, Tibetan Buddhism, Ladakh and Zangskar, spirits and spirit possession, landscape, perception.

Conference papers

  • Unwritten Lands: sbas yul in Ladakh and Zangskar. Presented at the 14th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, University of Bergen, Norway.
  • Gifts from the Hidden People: Spirits and the Uncanny in the Landscape of a Zangskari Village. Presented at the interdisciplinary conference ‘Wild or Domesticated – Uncanny in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives to Mind’, Tieteiden Talo, Helsinki, Finland.

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