Professor Charles Ramble

Professor Charles Ramble

Professor Charles Ramble is a former Lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at University of Oxford and an Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College. He currently holds a professorship in Tibetan History and Philology at the Sorbonne University.

Professor Ramble has spent over 15 years living and researching in the Himalaya and has published four books and over 60 articles related to his main research interests: pilgrimage, the Bön religion, Himalayan civil religion and social history. He lived in Nepal for much of this time, and did extensive research whilst in Mustang.

In 2006 he was elected president of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, a post which he continues to hold. Since 2008 he has accompanied several very successful journeys to the Himalaya for Cambridge and Oxford alumni.

Publications

Forthcoming Books:

  • Tibetan Sources for a Social History of Mustang, Nepal. Volume 2: the Family Archives of the Tantric Lamas of Tshognam. Halle: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
  • Tibetan Sources for a Social History of Mustang, Nepal. Volume 3: the Archive of Baragaon. Halle: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.

Books:

  • 2008a The Navel of the Demoness: Tibetan Buddhism and Civil Religion in Highland Nepal. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • 2008b Tibetan Sources for a Social History of Mustang, Nepal. Volume 1: the Archive of Te. Halle: International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
  • 2005 (with Geshe Gelek Jinpa et al.). Sacred Landscape and Pilgrimage in Tibet: in Search of the Lost Kingdom of Bön. New York: Abeville Press.

Associated trips

Potala Palace
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 to Tuesday, 5 November 2019
A journey through Laos, Yunnan and Tibet