[INDOLOGY] Conference on footprints, feet and shoes in Asian Art, Bonn, April 2018

Julia Hegewald julia.hegewald at uni-bonn.de
Tue Jan 9 14:22:22 UTC 2018

Dear friends and colleagues,

this is to inform you about a conference on representations of feet, foot imprints and shoes in Asian and Islamic art to be held at the University of Bonn in April 2018. Further details and the abstracts can be found on our webpage which will be updated regularly as we approach the dates of the conference:

A provisional timetable can be found below and attached. All are welcome to attend.

In case you have fascinating material on foot images from an Asian or Islamic context and would like a chapter to be considered for inclusion in our extended conference publication, then please get in touch with me directly.

With kind regards,

Julia Hegewald.

In the Footsteps of the Masters:

Footprints, Feet and Shoes as Objects of Veneration in the Arts of Asia



International conference

Department of Asian and Islamic Art History (AIK), The University of Bonn

Prof. Dr. Julia A. B. Hegewald

19th to 21st April 2018




Provisional Timetable



Thursday, 19th April 2018

>From 16:00: tea

17:00-18:30: keynote address           Prof. Dr. Susan L. Huntington, Columbus

                                                         	 Footprints in the Early Buddhist Art of India:

								An Examination of Art Historical Methodology



Friday, 20th April 2018

10:00-11:00                                       Buddhist footprints from Nepal and Tibet:

                                                          Prof. Dr. Gudrun Bühnemann, Wisconsin-Madison

                                                          	The Feet of Mañjuśrī


                                                          	Dr. Elisabeth Haderer, Hamburg and Bonn
                                                          	Enlightened Presence—On the Representation of

								Footprints in Tibetan Buddhist Painted Scrolls


11:00-11:30 Coffee break 

11:30-12:30                                       Jaina foot imprints in India:

							Prof. Dr. Nalini Balbir, Paris

                                                          	Religious Issues Regarding the Pādukās of Jain Teachers


                                                          	Prof. Dr. Julia A. B. Hegewald, Bonn
                                                          	Foot Images (Pādukās) as Multivariate Symbols in Jaina

								Religious Practices in India


12:30-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:00                                       Hindu footprints and Lingayat sandals from India:

                                                          	Dr. Jutta Jain-Neubauer, New Delhi and Berlin
                                                          	Feet and Footmarks in Indian Culture and their Visual Representation

                                                          	Nick Barnard, London
                                                         	 Footprints of Hindu Deities in Indian Jewellery

								Prof. Dr. Tiziana Lorenzetti, Rome

                                                          	The Cult of Footwear in the Liṅgāyat Tradition:

								Peculiarities and Symbologies


16:00-16:30 Tea break


16:30-17:30                                       Buddhist foot imprints in Southeast and East Asia:

                                                          Dr. Sarah Shaw, Oxford

                                                          	The Buddha’s Footprint and the Southeast Asian Imaginaire


                                                          	Dr. Claudia Wenzel, Heidelberg

                                                          	The Buddha’s Footprints in China



Saturday, 21st April 2018

10:00-11:00                                       Feet and sandals in the Islamic world (5 papers):

                                                          Prof. Dr. Lorenz Korn, Bamberg
                                                          	Footprints as Relics and as Symbols of Veneration in Islamic Art


                                                         	 Dr. Deniz Erduman-Calis, Munich
                                                          	Kadem-i Saadet—Foot Imprints of the Prophet

								Muhammad in the Collection of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul


11:00-11:30 Coffee break              


11:30-13:00                                       Iman R. Abdulfattah, New York and Bonn          
                                                          Footprints of the Prophet as Modes of Dissemination and Modes of Control


                                                          Waheeda Bano Baloch, Jamshoro and Bonn         
                                                          	The Holy Footprints Across Sindh (Pakistan)


                                                          	Karin Adrian von Roques, Bonn
                                                          	Footprints of the Prophet Mohamed (pbuh) in Contemporary Art 

Prof. Dr. Julia A. B. Hegewald
Professor of Oriental Art History
Head of Department
University of Bonn
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies (IOA)
Department of Asian and Islamic Art History
Adenauerallee 10
53113 Bonn

Email: julia.hegewald at uni-bonn.de
Tel. 0049-228-73 7213
Fax. 0049-228-73 4042

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