Jonathan Silk

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials J.A.
Main position Hoogleraar UL
Chair The Study of Buddhism
Division Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Section Philosophy and Theology Section
Membership Member
Since 2016
Member of Gonda Fund Advisory Panel
Employed by Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Leiden Institute for Area Studies
Matthias de Vrieshof 3, Room 0.05b
2311 BZ Leiden
tel.  071 527 2510
j.a.silk@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Personal website
Research/publications

Jonathan Silk’s research covers the entire Buddhist world, from antiquity to the present day. His profound knowledge of the literature of this complex, multilingual world and his unerring eye for the interaction between the textual tradition of Buddhism and the social history of Buddhist societies have made Silk one of the most interesting and acclaimed scholars of Buddhist Studies in the world.