Solomon George FitzHerbert is currently Lecturer and course co-ordinator for Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford University, where he obtained his own doctorate in 2008.
His contributions to the ERC TibArmy project have so far focussed on themes related to the cultural and religious discourses of warfare in pre-modern Tibet. In particular he has researched the discourses around the use of dmag zlog (“army-repelling”) rituals during the foundation of the Ganden Phodrang Government in the mid-17th century (see article in Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie, vol. 27, 2018). He has also researched the establishment of Guandi temples in Tibet during the period of the Qing military protectorate, and examined the contemporaneous adoption of this martial Chinese deity as a dgra lha in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon (see article in Revue d’Etudes Tibétaines, no. 53, mars 2020).