[INDOLOGY] 16th Annual Lecture & 18th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS, 18-19 March 2016

Peter Flugel pf8 at soas.ac.uk
Tue Jan 26 21:26:47 UTC 2016

16th Annual Jaina Lecture: Newly Discovered Jaina Mathematical Manuscripts
and their ContentAnupam Jain (Government Degree College, Sanwer, Indore)

*Date:* 18 March 2016*Time:* 6:00 PM

*Finishes:* 18 March 2016*Time:* 7:30 PM

*Venue:* Brunei Gallery*Room:* Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

*Type of Event:* Annual Lecture
Further details..

18th Jaina Studies Workshop: Jainism and Science
[image: Jaina manuscripts - 20160318]

Jaina manuscripts

*Date:* 19 March 2016*Time:* 9:00 AM

*Finishes:* 19 March 2016*Time:* 6:00 PM

*Venue:* Brunei Gallery*Room:* Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

*Type of Event:* Conference


*Saturday, 19th March 2016, SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre*
9.00 Tea and Coffee
*First Session: Evidence and Proof in Jaina Science & Philosophy*
9.15 Muni Mahendra Kumar (Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, India, Skype)
The Enigma of Cosmogony
9.45 Marie-Hélène Gorisse (SOAS University of London, Ghent University,
*Scientific Knowledge in Jainism*
10.15 Ana Bajželj (Polonsky Academy, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute,
*Upakāra in Akalaṅka's Tattvārthavārtika*
10.45 Tea & Coffee
*Second Session: Jaina Theories of Time*
11.15 Rajmal Jain (Kadi Sarva Vishvavidyalay, Ahmedabad) & Anupam Jain
(Government Degree College, Sanwer, Indore)
*Space and Time: In the Perspectives of Jainism and Science*
11.45 Samaṇī Unnata Prajñā (SOAS & Jain Viśva Bhāratī Ladnun)
*Jaina Doctrine of Timelessness*
12.15 Catherine Morice-Singh (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)
*The Treatment of Series in the*Gaṇitasārasaṃgraha* of Mahāvīrācārya and
its Connections to Jaina Cosmology*
12.45 Group Photo
13.00 Lunch: Brunei Gallery Suite
*Third Session: Jaina Mathematicians*
14.00 Ratna Kumar Shah (Pune, India)
*Jinabhadragaṇi Kṣamāśramaṇa: Computational Wizard of Sixth Century C.E.*
14.30 Alessandra Petrocchi (University of Cambridge, UK)
*Siṃhatilakasūri’s Mathematical Commentary (13th c. CE) on the Gaṇitatilaka*
15.00 Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
*Jaina versus Brahmanical Mathematicians*
15.30 Tea & Coffee
*Fourth Session: When Science Meets Fiction*
16.00 Basile Leclère (Université de Lyon 3, France)
*Architectural Science in Jain Poetry: Descriptions of Kumārapāla’s
Temples *
16.30 Christine Chojnacki (University Lyon 3, France)
*When Science Meets Fiction: On Technical Passages in Jain Medieval Novels*
17.00 Peter Flügel (SOAS)
*Jainism and Science*
Brief Break

Addressing the question:"Is Jaina philosophy compatible with the modern

In the Chair: Shamil Chandaria (London)

Featuring:Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne), Kalyan Gangwal
(Pune), Anupam Jain (Government Degree College, Sanwer, Indore), Laxmi
Chandra Jain (Government Engineering College, Jabalpur), Mukul Shah
(London), Ratnakumar Shah (Pune), Sanjeev Sogani (Gyan Sagar Science
Foundation, New Delhi), Samani Unnata Pragya (SOAS & Jain Vishva Bharati
Institute, Ladnun), And others (to be confirmed)
18.00 Final RemarksBook of AbstractsJainism and Science: Book of abstracts
(pdf; 559kb) <http://www.soas.ac.uk/jainastudies/events/file109087.pdf>
RegistrationFree and open to all.

*Contact email:* centres at soas.ac.uk

*Contact Tel:* +44 (0)20 7898 4892

*Sponsor:* GyanSagar Foundation, JivDaya Foundation and Anil and Lata

Dr Peter Flügel
Chair, Centre of Jaina Studies
Department of Religions and Philosophies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H OXG

Tel.: (+44-20) 7898 4776
E-mail: pf8 at soas.ac.uk

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