[INDOLOGY] 20th Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS, 23-24 March 2018

Peter Flugel pf8 at soas.ac.uk
Wed Feb 7 19:57:14 UTC 2018

*History and Current state of Jaina studies*

*20th Anniversary Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS*

*The 18th Annual Jaina Lecture*

Friday, 23rd March 2018

18.00-19.30 SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Eva de Clercq (University of Ghent)

*Jainism and the Rāmāyaṇa*

19.30 Reception Brunei Gallery Suite

*20th Jaina Studies Workshop*

Saturday, 24th March 2018, SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

9.00     Tea and Coffee

*First Session: History of Digambara Literature and Philosophy*

9.15     Hampana Nagarajaiah (Bangalore, India)

*Current Debates on the Influence of Jainism on Early Kannada Literature*

9.45     Nalini Balbir (University of Paris, Sorbonne III)

*Digambara Books of Discipline: A Study in Progress*

10.15    Piotr Balcerowicz (University of Warsaw)

*A Note on the Oeuvre of the ‘Collective Thinker’ Kundakunda. The Case of
the Pañcâstikāya-saṅgraha (Paṁc’atthiya-saṁgaha)*

10.45 Tea & Coffee

*Second Session: Science and Technology in Jaina Studies*

11.15    Anupam Jain (Government College, Sanwer, Indore)

*History and Current Developments in the Study of Jainism and Science*

11.45    Himal Trikha (University of Vienna)

*Digital Corpus of Vidyānandin’s Works*

12.15    Peter Flügel (SOAS)

*The Jaina-Prosopography Database *

12.45    Group Photo

13.00    Lunch: Brunei Gallery Suite

*Award Ceremony*

14.00    International Prakrit Jñānabhāratī Award 2017, Shravanabelagola

*Third Session: **Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Jainism*

14.15    Roundtable Discussion

John Cort (Denison University), Paul Dundas (University of Edinburgh),
Kristi Wiley (University of Berkeley)

Jayandra Soni (chair), Phyllis Granoff (discussant)

15.00    Tea & Coffee

*Fourth Session: **Jaina Studies and the Jaina Community*

15.30    Shin Fujinaga (Miyakonojo, Miyazaki)

*Paṇḍits and Monks in Jain Studies*

16.00    Steven M. Vose (Florida International University, Miami)

*From Jainology to Jain Studies…and Back? Toward a Dialogic Approach to
Scholarly Engagement with Jain Communities*

16.30    Short Break

*Fifth Session: Current State of Jaina Studies and Future Prospects *

16.45    Roundtable Discussion

Phyllis Granoff (Yale University), Anupam Jain (Government College Sanwer),
Hampana Nagarajaiah (Bangalore), Olle Qvarnström (University of Lund),
Jitendra Shah (L.D. Institute of Indology), Jayandra Soni (University of
Insbruck), & Others

John Cort (chair), Paul Dundas (discussant)

18.00    Final Remarks

Free and Open to All!

Contact & RSVP:

centres at soas.ac.uk

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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