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Dr Ligeia Lugli

Tutor in Buddhism

Dr Ligeia Lugli holds a PhD in the study of religion from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages (Berkeley, CA) and later Newton International Fellow at King’s College London (UK).

Since completing her PhD in 2011, she has participated in a number of digital humanities and lexicographic projects.

She has worked on an online reference resource for Indian Philosophy (Śastravid, University of Oxford), and on digital dictionaries of Buddhist Sanskrit (as the Director of the Buddhist Translators Workbench, Mangalam Research Center) and Tibetan (SOAS) and on Buddhist Sanskrit Natural Language Processing.

She regularly publishes in the fields of both Buddhist studies and Lexicography.  

Module taught:  

  • Buddhism (Level 5) 


2022: Embeddings models for Buddhist Sanskrit. LREC 2022. In collaboration with Matej Martinc, Andraž Pelicon and Senja Pollak. 

2021: Dictionaries as collections of data stories: an alternative post-editing model for historical corpus lexicography. In Itzok Kosem, et al. (eds.). Post-Editing Lexicography: eLex 2019, 216–231. 

2021: Words or terms? Models of terminology and the translation of Buddhist Sanskrit vocabulary. In Alice Collett (ed.) Buddhism and Translation: Historical and Contextual Perspectives, New York: SUNY, 149–172. 

2021: Language in early Indian Yogācāra, in Adrian Muñoz (ed.), Volume in honor of Prof. Luis O Gómez, El Colegio de México: Center for Asian and African Studies. 

2019: Smart lexicography for under-resourced languages: lessons learned from Sanskrit and Tibetan. In Kosem, I., Zingano Kuhn, T., Correia, M., Ferreria, J. P., Jansen, M., Pereira, I., Kallas, J., Jakubíček, M., Krek, S. & Tiberius, C. (eds.). Smart Lexicography: eLex 2019, 198–212. 

2018: Drifting in timeless polysemy: Problems of chronology in Sanskrit lexicography. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America. Vol. 39 (1): 105-129.  

2017: A Limburgish Corpus Dictionary: Digital solutions for the lexicography of a non-standardised regional language. eLex 2017 proceedings: Lexical Computing. With Y. Michielsen and M. Schuler. 

2015: Debatable truths: What Buddhist argumentation can teach us about critical thinking. Contemporary BuddhismSpecial Issue on Critical Thinking in Buddhist Studies, 1–30.  

2014: Asaṅga, Oxford Bibliographies Online: Buddhism.  

2010: Review article of ‘Between Certainty and Finitude: A Study of the Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra Chapter Two’ by A. Forsten. Indo-Iranian Journal, 53 (1): 57–64.  

2010: Meaning without words: On the contrast between artha and ruta in Mahāyāna sūtras. Buddhist Studies Review, 27(2): 139–176.