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Nils MARTIN Age: 32 – Current address: 14 rue Francoeur, 75018 Paris, France Mobile: +33 (0)6 88 78 65 71 / E-mail: nilsmartin@hotmail.fr **QUALIFICATION** 2012-2021: PhD Candidate at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (ÉPHÉ, French top school based in Paris). Research subject: “*14th-15thcentury murals in Ladakh*.” Under the supervision of Charles Ramble (ÉPHÉ, CRCAO) and co-supervised by Christian Luczanits (SOAS) and Laurianne Bruneau (ÉPHÉ, CRCAO). Research unit: East Asian Civilisations Research Centre(CRCAO). 2015 Bachelor’s Degree in Tibetan with Honours at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO). 2012 Postgraduate Degree in Tibetan Art, with Highest Honours, from the École Pratique des Hautes Études. Research subject: “The Wall Paintings of the Tsatsapuri dgon pa in Alchi”, supervised by Charles Ramble. 2011 Master’s Degree in Tibetan Art, with Highest Honours, from the École Pratique des Hautes Études. Research subject: “The Life of Buddha in the lHa tho lha khang of Alchi”, supervised by Charles Ramble. 2010 Bachelor’s Degree in Indian and Indianised countries Art and Archaeology, with Honours from the École du Louvre (Paris). **EXPERIENCE** 2017 Dissertation fellow in Buddhist Studies of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation (American Council of Learned Societies, ACLS). 2015 Designing, setting and carrying of a one-month art historical survey in Sichuan and Tibetan Autonomous Region (China), founded by the research project Narrativité(PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité). 2014 Organising of the workshop *The Many Faces of Ling Gesar. Homage to Rolf Stein.*27th– 28thOctober 2014, Collège de France, Paris. 2013-2016: Member of the research project Narrativité (PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité). 2012-2015: Doctoral fellow of the École Pratique des Hautes Études (ÉPHÉ, Université Paris Sciences & Lettres). 2012 Organising of the annual PhD students’ workshop of the École Pratique des Hautes Études*Héritages, Transmissions, Évolutions.*8thApril 2013, ÉPHÉ, Paris. 2011 Organising of the photo exhibit *Divinités d’entre les cols, images sacrées du Ladakh*. Municipal library of Ludres (France). 2010-2017: Designing, setting and carrying of annual – generally two-month – art historical surveys of temples and stupas in Ladakh and neighbouring himalayan regions, founded by a grant from the Mairie de Paris (2010), the research project Narrativité (2014; 2016), and a grant from the CRCAO (2015) 2010-2017: Teaching Assistant in Indian and Himalayan Arts at the École du Louvre (Paris). 2009 Two-month internship at the Guimet Museum for Asian Arts (Paris). **MEMBERSHIP** 2020-2021: member of the scientific board of the *European Society for the Study of Central Asian and Himalayan Civilisations* 2014-2021: member of the Achi Association, whichcontributes to the safeguard of the outstanding but endangered cultural heritage in the Himalayas **PUBLICATIONS** Martin, Nils. forthcoming. ‘The Foundation Inscription of the Sumtsek’ In Luczanits, Christian (ed.), *Alchi*. Serindia Publications. ———. forthcoming. ‘For the Sake of Lord Sengge Gyalpo: The Nyima Lhakhang of Mulbek’ In Luczanits, Christian and Heinrich Poell (eds), *Visible Heritage 2: Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the International Association of Ladakh Studies, Kargil 2015*. New Delhi: Bibliaimpex. 65 p. ———. forthcoming. ‘La Vie du Bouddha du lHa tho lha khang d’Alchi : un bricolage narratif ?’ In Jacquesson, François and Vincent Durand-Dastès (eds),*Narrativité*, Paris: Presses de l’Inalco. 53 p. ———. forthcoming. ‘Kings and Patrons in the Donation Inscription and the Donor Scenes of the ’Du Khang of Mangyu’, *Revue d’études tibétaines*(special issue in commemoration of Anne Chayet), 120 p. ———. 2020. ‘The murals of the Lotsawa Lhakhang in Henasku and of a few Related Monuments: a Glimpse into the Politico-religious Situation of Ladakh in the 14thand 15th centuries’, *Etudes Mongoles et Sibériennes, Centrasiatiques et Tibétaines*(special issue ed. by Quentin Devers, Gerald Kozicz, and Heinrich Poell: Proceedings of the 18th conference of the International Association of Ladakh Studies, Bedlewo 2017), 24 p. ———. 2018. ‘A Solemn Praise to an 11th Century West-Tibetan Councillor at Kharul, Purik’, *Zentralasiatische Studien*46 \[2017\]: 189–232. ———. 2016. ‘Review of David Jackson’s Painting Traditions of the Drigung Kagyu School (2015)’, *Arts Asiatiques*, no. 71. Devers, Quentin, Nils Martin, Tashi Ldawa, and Kacho Mumtaz Khan. 2018. ‘Appendix: The Stepped Shrines of Kharul’, *Zentralasiatische Studien*46 \[2017\]: 233–76. **MAIN TALKS** 2019 « Below the Peak of a Khyung and Outside the Den of a Tiger: the inscription of Balukhar reconsidered », *15thSeminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies*, Paris, France, 9thJuly. 2018 « The Horse, the Yak and the King. Animal metaphors of royal power in the inscriptions and royal scenes of Mangyu (Ladakh) ». Conference of the Franco-German Project “Social Status in the Tibetan World (TibStat)”: Animals and Social Status in the Tibetan World, Sorbonne (Paris), 16thJune. 2017 « ‘Neither drink water beneath a man, nor eat grass beneath a horse.’ Models of governance at Mangyu. » *18th Colloquium of the International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS) (2-6 May 2017)*, Bedlewo, Poland, 4thMay. 2016 « The lDe, the ’Bro, and the sMer. Inscriptional Evidence from the Temple of Avalokiteshvara at Mangyu » *14thSeminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies*, Bergen, Norway, 20thJuly. 2015 “‘Si d’aucuns offrent la vie des filles du royaume du Purig…’ Edit et sacrifice dans le Ladakh ancien.” *Programme Rituels du CRCAO*, 18thDecember 2015, Paris. P. Dollfus, N. Martin “Du Kinnaur au Minyag. À propos de quelques peintures de la vie du Buddha dans l’aire culturelle tibétaine.” *Colloque Narrativité*, 25th-26thNovember 2015, INALCO, Paris. “Tibetan Buddhist Art Along the Himalayas: Comparing 14th-15th Centuries Wall-Paintings from Danba-Minyag and Ladakh.” 12thOctober 2015, University of Sichuan, Chengdu (China). “An Overview of the Wall-Paintings and Inscriptions in the Old Temple of Mulbek.” *17thconference of the International Association of Ladakh Studies*, 26th-29thJuly 2015, Kargil (India). E. Delqué-Kolic, N. Martin“Vers une chronologie des peintures murales des XIVème – XVème siècles au Ladakh, II.” *Colloque du GMPCA*, 27th-30thApril 2015, Besançon. 2014 “Les monuments du ‘groupe de Wanla’.” *Journée doctorale du Centre d’Études Himalayennes (UPR 299)*, 12thDecember 2014, Villejuif. “The Main *mchod rten*of Nyoma.” *F**rancke’s Legacy: Archaeological Research in Ladakh, One Hundred Years After*, 28thAugust 2014, Leh (India). 2013 E. Delqué-Kolic, N. Martin“Vers une chronologie des peintures murales des XIVème – XVème siècles au Ladakh, I.” *Première Journée du Réseau 14C francophone*, 14thNovember 2013, Orsay. “How to Refine the Inner Chronology of 14thto 15thcenturies Ladakhi Wall Paintings? The example of the Guru lha khang of Phiyang and the Cave n°1 of Saspol.” *13thSeminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies*, 21th-27thJuly 2013, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). “Which Sources for the Life of the Buddha in the lHa tho lha khang of Alchi?”*16thConference of the International Association for Ladakh Studies*,17th-20thApril 2013, Heidelberg (Germany). 2012 “*Mi chos*/*lha chos*. Integration of Territorial Deities in Buddhist temples in the Western Himalayas.” *Programme Rituels du CRCAO*, 15thJune 2012, Paris. **LANGUAGES** French: native speaker Anglais: advanced Tibétain: advanced Sanskrit: beginner (two-year course from University of Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Publications

The Wanla group of monuments in the making: A network of patrons and painters in 14th-century Ladakh

Nils Martin
16th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Jul 2022, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference papers hal-03893833v1

Below the peak of a khyung and outside the den of a tiger: The inscription of Balukhar reconsidered

Nils Martin
15th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Jul 2019, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-03893830v1

'Neither drink water beneath a man, nor eat grass beneath a horse’: Models of governance at Mangyu

Nils Martin
18th conference of the International Association of Ladakh Studies, May 2017, Poznan, Poland
Conference papers hal-03893828v1

The lDe, the 'Bro, and the sMer: Inscriptional evidence from the temple of Avalokiteshvara at Mangyu

Nils Martin
14th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Jun 2016, Bergen, Norway
Conference papers hal-03893825v1

An overview of the wall-paintings and inscriptions in the old temple of Mulbek

Nils Martin
17th conference of the International Association of Ladakh Studies, Jul 2015, Kargil, India
Conference papers hal-03893771v1

Vers une chronologie des peintures murales des XIVème – XVème siècles au Ladakh, II

Nils Martin , Emmanuelle Delque-Količ
Colloque du GMPCA - Archéométrie, May 2015, Besançon, France
Conference papers hal-03893840v1

The Kankani Chorten at Nyoma: An outstanding funerary monument for Lord Bhag Darskyab?

Nils Martin
Francke’s legacy: Archaeological research in Ladakh, one hundred years after, Aug 2014, Leh, India
Conference papers hal-03893769v1

Which sources for the Life of the Buddha in the lHa tho lha khang of Alchi?

Nils Martin
16th Conference of the International Association for Ladakh Studies, Apr 2013, Heidelberg, Germany
Conference papers hal-03893763v1

Vers une chronologie des peintures murales des XIVème – XVème siècles au Ladakh, I

Nils Martin , Emmanuelle Delque-Količ
1ère journée du réseau 14C francophone, Nov 2013, Orsay, France
Conference papers hal-03893837v1

How to refine the inner chronology of 14th to 15th centuries Ladakhi wall paintings? The example of the Guru lha khang of Phiyang and the Cave n°1 of Saspol

Nils Martin
13th Seminar of the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Jul 2013, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Conference papers hal-03893759v1

La Vie du Bouddha du lHa tho lha khang d’Alchi : un bricolage narratif ?

Nils Martin
Vincent Durand-Dastès; François Jacquesson. Narrativité – Comment les images racontent des histoires, Presses de l'Inalco, pp.67-135, 2022, 978-2-85831-402-7
Book sections hal-03778261v1

Object N° 45 – The temple of Wanla: A landmark monument in the art history of Ladakh

Nils Martin
Karl Debreczeny; Elena Pakhoutova. Himalayan art in 108 objects, Rubin Museum of Art, 2022
Book sections hal-03893681v1

The foundation inscription of the Sumtsek

Nils Martin
Christian Luczanits. Alchi, Serindia, 2022, ISBN 978-1-932476-97-2
Book sections hal-03893709v1

Surviving cataclysms and time: the painted stupas of Ensa from the 8th-9th centuries (Ladakh)

Nils Martin , Quentin Devers , Edoardo Paolo Ferrari , Noor Jahan
Gerald Kozicz and Heinrich Poell. Inroads and Outroads: Cultural connectivitiy across the Western Himalayas and the Karakorum, TU Graz, 2022
Book sections hal-03884284v1

On top of the chiefdom: The three-storey tower in Wanla

Désirée de Antoni , Hilde Vets , Nils Martin
Alexandra Skedzuhn-Safir; Martina Oeter; Hilde Vets; Heike Pfund. Against forgetting: Investigating and preserving historic buildings in a Himalayan village, Brandenburgische Technische Universität, pp.213-236, 2021, 978-3-940471-62-8
Book sections hal-03778297v1

A passageway to history: Researching and conserving the Kagan Chorten

Hilde Vets , Heike Pfund , Nils Martin , Sandeep Bisht
Alexandra Skedzuhn-Safir; Martina Oeter; Hilde Vets; Heike Pfund. Against forgetting: Investigating and preserving historic buildings in a Himalayan village, Brandenburgische Technische Universität, pp.95-120, 2021, 978-3-940471-62-8
Book sections hal-03778320v1

The Wanla group of monuments: 14th-century Tibetan Buddhist murals in Ladakh

Nils Martin
Art and art history. Ecole pratique des hautes études (EPHE), 2022. English. ⟨NNT : ⟩
Theses tel-03893751v1