[INDOLOGY] Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions - booking open

APPLETON Naomi Naomi.Appleton at ed.ac.uk
Fri Jan 27 17:25:47 UTC 2017

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that booking is now open for the 2017 Spalding Symosium on Indian Religions, which will take place at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, on 7th-9th April, with the theme “Appearance and Reality". The draft programme is listed below.

There are two booking rates:

The non-residential rate is £80 and this includes dinner Friday and Saturday, lunch Saturday and Sunday, and tea/coffee throughout.

The residential rate is £190 and this includes all of the above plus bed & breakfast in an en-suite single room in college for Friday and Saturday nights.

Full booking details can be found on our website https://spaldingsymposium.org/ Please book early to aid planning and avoid disappointment. Accommodation is limited.

All the best,
Dr Naomi Appleton
Senior Lecturer, Asian Religions
School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh
naomi.appleton at ed.ac.uk<mailto:naomi.appleton at ed.ac.uk>
Friday 7th April

3.00-3.45pm Registration, tea and coffee

3.45-4.00pm Welcome, announcements

4.00-5.00pm Opening Keynote Lecture:

Professor Anne MacDonald, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna – ‘Real Illusions, Illusory Realities: Appearance and Reality in Mahāyāna Buddhism’

5.00-5.15 comfort break

5.15-6.15pm   Alice Collett, Nalanda University – ‘Literary Motif and Meme in Considerations of Biological Sex as Appearance and Reality’

6.30-7.30pm Dinner

7.30-8.30pm   Rafal Stepien, 
Berggruen Research Fellow in Indian Philosophy, University of Oxford – ‘Illusory Selves in Action, Delusory Views in Thought:
 A Buddhist Approach to the Abandonment of All

Saturday 8th April

9.00-10.00am Marco Ferrante, Austrian Academy of Sciences – ‘Between language and being: Bhartṛhari’s on reality and appearance’

10.00-11.00am  Monika Nowakowska, Warsaw University – ‘(Ir)reality of desire: early Mīmāṁsā on decisive craving, enigmatic heaven and insignificant gods’

11.00-11.30am Coffee

11.30am-1.00pm Postgraduate papers:

11.30-12.00     Avni Chag, SOAS, University of London – ‘The Making of a Scripture:
The Socio-Religious Context of the Svāminārāyaṇa Sampradāya’s Śikṣāpatrī’

12.00-12.30     Aleksandra (Sasha) Gordeeva, Yale University – ‘Despair (nirveda) and Delusion (moha): The Entanglement of the Divergent Emotions in Rāmacandra’s Dramatic Works’

12.30-1.00       Charles Li, University of Cambridge – ‘Casting Sāṃkhya as Advaita: A falsified quotation from the Pātañjalayogaśāstra’

1.00-3.00pm Lunch and free time to explore the town

3.00-4.00pm Postgraduate papers continued:

3.00-3.30pm   Davey K. Tomlinson, University of Chicago – ‘A Buddhist Debate on the Reality of Appearances’

3.30-4.00pm   Karen O’Brien-Kop, SOAS, University of London – ‘The entangled discourse of classical yoga’

4.00-4.30pm Coffee

4.30-5.30pm   Julie Regan, La Salle University, Philadelphia – ‘The Path to Truth through Appearances in the Literary Works of Aśvaghoṣa’

5.30-6.30pm   Eviatar Shulman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem – ‘Omniscience and Reality: Reflections on Knowledge and Truth in the Jātakas’

6.30-7.30pm Dinner

Sunday 9th April

9.00-10.00am       Michael S. Allen, University of Virginia – ‘The Idealist Turn in Late Advaita Vedānta’

10.00-11.00am     Victor A. van Bijlert, Faculty of Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – ‘Realistic reasoning and the unreal world: Gaudapada’s use of Nyāya-methodology to argue for illusionism’

11.00-11.30am Coffee

11.30am-12.30pm Closing Keynote Lecture:

Professor David Gellner, University of Oxford – ‘The Politics of Religious Affiliation in Nepal’

12.30-1.00pm Final remarks and information about following year’s Symposium

1.00-2.00pm Lunch, followed by departure

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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