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Tillo Detige

Lecturer, research associate & PhD candidate

Lecturer, research associate & PhD candidate

Tillo Detige obtained Masters in Fine Arts (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Ghent, 2003) and Indian Languages & Cultures (Ghent University, 2009). He currently works on the CERES CRC Metaphors of Religion, subproject ‘The Human Body as Metaphor of the Divine: Anthropomorphism in South Asian Religious Traditions’. His ongoing doctoral research investigates the early modern history of Digambara Jaina ascetic lineages in Western India. He works with manuscript and epigraphic sources and has performed several months of field work, surveying Digambara ascetics’ funerary monuments and visiting Digambara temples throughout the region. He is fluent in Hindi and has taught Hindi for several years. He currently teaches Sanskrit at CERES. His further interests include Jain ritual, Theravādā meditation, South Asian, narrative, ritual, and meditative practices as technologies of the self, and the entanglement of practices of emancipation and subjugation.

Office Hours

On appointment





Professional Experience



Associate Lecturer of CERES Teaching

PhD Student of Center for Religious Studies and CRC 1475 „Metaphors of Religion“

Former Research Associate of Subproject B04

Former PhD Student of CERES Early Career Researchers' Program and Graduate School of Metaphor and Religion