Daniel Wojahn


Wolfson College


DPhil Tibetan & Himalayan Studies

Thesis Title:

Good governance and the rise of legality in 14th century central Tibet




Educational Background:

2017 – 2019 Language instructor at the Institute of Indology and Central Asian Studies (Leipzig University)

2016 – 2020 Freelance Indexer for the database project “Index Buddhicus” for BRILL publishing house

2013–2016 M.A. Tibetan and Mongolian Studies Institute of Indology and Central Asian Studies, Leipzig University
Thesis title: “A Mongolian Book of the Dead from the 18th Century: Analysis and glossary of the first chapter of the Sonusuγad tonilγaγči sudur.“

2009–2013 B.A. Anthropology, Indology and Central Asian Studies Institute of Indology and Central Asian Studies, Leipzig University
Thesis title: “Ache Lhamo: How was Tibetan opera used as a political tool and how did it influence Tibetan societies and cultures?”


Research Interests:

Tibetan History, Mongolian and Central Asian History, Performing Arts (A lce lha mo), Legal anthropology, Digital humanities, Social network analysis, Proverbs


Recent Publications:

  • 2023. "Lama Dampa’s Open Letter Promoting Vegetarianism." Yeshe 3 (1). ISSN 2768-4261
  • 2022. “Review of ‘Franz Xaver Erhard and Thomas Wild, Drumze: Metamorphosen Des Tibetischen Teppichs’”. Asian Ethnology 81 (1&2): 366-368. https://asianethnology.org/articles/2409
  • 2021. “Glimpses of The Oral History of Tibetan Studies”. Buddhist Studies Review 38 (2): 253-64. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.21197
  • 2020. “Teaching the Living through the Tibetan Book of the Dead: Exploration into the Context and Content of an 18th-century Mongolian Block Print.” In Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines 55, 522–553.
  • 2020. "Sa skya". Database of Religious History, Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia. https://religiondatabase.org/browse/841/
  • 2016. “Preservation and Continuity: The Ache Lhamo Tradition Inside and Outside the Tibet Autonomous Region”, Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines 37, 534–550.
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2023 Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellow in Buddhist Studies