[INDOLOGY] Fwd: Online International Lecture Series: Sanskrit Language and its Traditions

Christophe Vielle christophe.vielle at uclouvain.be
Wed Dec 30 16:10:48 UTC 2020

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Sanskrit Language and Its Traditions: A Journey through its History and Contemporaneity - International Lecture Series (Jan-April 2021)
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore 560012, INDIA
niasconsciousnessprogramme at nias.res.in <mailto:niasconsciousnessprogramme at nias.res.in> 

TOPIC: "Sanskrit Language and Its Traditions: A Journey through its History and Contemporaneity"
An International Online Lecture series  20 January to 28 April 2021

HOW TO ATTEND: Please fill in this Google doc registration form and submit. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehMeXi-n9FXg2w1-XtaZ6EbE-xCKa6K3wRl11sToQo7rBGtg/viewform <https://www.google.com/url?q=https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehMeXi-n9FXg2w1-XtaZ6EbE-xCKa6K3wRl11sToQo7rBGtg/viewform&sa=D&ust=1609348102848000&usg=AFQjCNELCQIHIekFZH3FqTxyVRfikZRlLg> (this form).
For registered participants we will send the complete schedule updates and details for the lecture series along with the Zoom link to attend the lectures. Attendance will be open only to registered participants.

LAST DATE TO REGISTER: 15 January 2021

DURATION: The series of 14 lectures starts on 20 January 2021, and thereafter every Wednesday (except 14 April)  until 28 April 2021. 

Online Platform: Facilitated via Zoom 

SCHEDULE: Since this is an International Lecture series, the time for each lecture will vary according to the location of the Speaker. Please check the schedule for each lecture to know the specific time.

ABOUT THE LECTURE SERIES: This Lecture series will present 14 lectures with each lecture roughly of 2 hour duration including discussion and Q&A  - on Sanskrit language and its traditions.  The series will be free, with no course fees, considering the pandemic times, offered as a  community service during these challenging phases of life, in sharing knowledge and scholarship.  The Online lectures will be open to students, researchers and public around the world with focus on Sanskrit - its history, philosophy. socio-linguistics, semiotic and semantic interpretational frameworks, considering selections from different Sanskrit literature, poetry, arts, health, and other traditions. The Series will be extremely helpful to scholars and researchers from across disciplines to get a holistic view of the Sanskrit language and its various traditions. The lectures will be delivered by renowned scholars from across the world, and such a collection of engagements are intended to generate accurate information about its antiquity, contemporary relevance, and the beauty of Sanskrit as a language which is living. These set of lectures will be beneficial for students, Sanskrit lovers, lovers of our Darsana tradition, across the world to enjoy and benefit from, particularly during these pandemic times, when it is important to reflect upon contemplative traditions and philosophy of the ancient past of India towards bridging inclusive and interconnected spaces of existence and ecologies.
All lectures will be recorded and will be available for posterity through our NIAS CSP YouTube channel - Subscribe to our Channel and be Updated on all new Videos - https://www.youtube.com/c/NIASCSP <https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.youtube.com/c/NIASCSP&sa=D&ust=1609348102848000&usg=AFQjCNEBo0HDnFb3crvk5TMXHie0bRFpig> 

Speakers :Prof Madhav Deshpande, Prof David Shulman,  Prof Patrick Olivelle, Prof Richard Salomon, Prof Dominik Wujastyk, Prof Diwakar Acharya, Prof  Mark McClish, Prof  Amba Kulkarni, Prof  Stephen Philips & Prof  Arindam Chakrabarti. 

Lecture Series Concept and Design: Prof Sangeetha Menon
Series Coordinator: Niharika Sharma

If you have a question, please email us at niasconsciousnessprogramme at nias.res.in <mailto:niasconsciousnessprogramme at nias.res.in> 

 "Sanskrit Language and Its Traditions: A Journey through its History and Contemporaneity"
An International Online Lecture series, Organised by the NIAS Consciousness Studies Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India

20 January 2021 10.30 AM IST  (19 January 2021, 9.00 PM PST)
Opening Lecture: Indian traditions on the Vedas and Sanskrit - Prof Madhav Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies; Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India; [Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
27 January 2021 10.30 AM IST (26 January 2021 9.00 PM PST)
LECTURE 2: Sanskrit: A Historical Linguistics Approach - Prof Madhav Deshpande
3 February 2021 10.30 AM IST (2 February 2021 9.00 PM PST)
LECTURE 3: Sociolinguistics of Sanskrit - Prof Madhav Deshpande
10 February 2021 10.30 AM IST (9 February 2021 9.00 PM PST)
LECTURE 4: Sanskrit Grammarians: From Pāṇini to Patañjali  - Prof Madhav Deshpande
17 February 2021 10.30 AM IST (16 February 2021 9.00 PM PST)
LECTURE 5: Forms of Vernacular Sanskrit  - Prof Madhav Deshpande
24 February 2021 3.30 PM IST ( 12 HRS NOON ISRAEL TIME)
LECTURE 6: Sanskrit in the South:  Vernacular in Sanskrit, Sanskrit in Vernacular, and the Strange and Beautiful Case of Maṇipravāḷam   - Prof David Shulman
Professor, Department of Asian Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is an Israeli Indologist, poet and peace activist, known for his work on the history of religion in South India
Abstract: I will want to speak about some southern Sanskrit works such as Śākalyamalla's, where the colloquial Telugu substratum is very clear; and about the Telugu Naiṣadhamu and the Tamil Naiṭatam in relation to the Skt Naiṣadhīya, and what happens when Sanskrit turns into Telugu or another language; and about the Maṇipravāḷam-Malayalam case, which is particularly interesting and unusual. And more generally, I'll talk about the symbiosis of Sanskrit and regional languages in the south, including Tamil (where this relation is almost always distorted in the modern discourse on languages)-- also about why a particular author might choose to write in Sanskrit or in the vernacular, including cases where a single author composed in both languages. Also, the remarkable cases where a major work, such as the Telugu Vasucaritramu, was translated almost immediately into both Tamil and Sanskrit. Why did poets do this? 

3 MARCH 2021 7.00 PM IST ( 2 March 7.30 AM CDT - Austin)
LECTURE 7: Hinduism and the History of Dharmaśāstra   - Prof Prof Patrick Olivelle
Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair Emeritus in the Humanities, University of Texas, Austin
10 MARCH 2021 9.30 AM IST ( 9 March 8.00 PM PST)
LECTURE 8: Indian Inscriptions: Prakrit, Sanskrit, and Everything Between: The Grand Paradox of Indian Epigraphy   - Prof Richard Salomon
William P. and Ruth Gerberding University Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, University of Washington, Seattle
Abstract: Indian inscriptions from the time of Ashoka onward show curious patterns of language development which seem to contradict what we know of the history of Sanskrit and Prakrit from literary sources. Analysis of the language of the inscriptions, including the "mixed dialects," reveal that the relationship of Sanskrit and Prakrit in actual practice was far more complex than it appears from what is preserved in formal literature. 

17 MARCH 2021 9.00 AM IST ( 16 MARCH 8.30 PM MST)
LECTURE 9: Healing the Mind and the Body: The History of Ayurveda   - Prof Dominik Wujastyk 
Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada.

24 MARCH 2021 5.00 PM IST ( 11.30 AM GMT - Oxford)
LECTURE 10: The Method of “Neti Neti”   - Prof Diwakar Acharya
Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics , Oriental Institute / All Souls College, Oxford

31 MARCH 2021 7.00 PM IST (7.30 AM CST - Illinois)
LECTURE 11: The Arthaśāstra and the Statecraft Tradition   - Prof  Mark McClish
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Religious Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

7 APRIL 2021 10.30 AM IST
LECTURE 12: Panini's Ashtadhyayi from Computational Perspective
- Prof  Amba Kulkarni
Professor & Head, Department of Sanskrit Studies, University of Hyderabad

21 APRIL 2021 7.00 PM IST (7.30 AM CDT - Austin)
LECTURE 13: Epistemology in Classical India
- Prof  Stephen Philips
Professor of Philosophy and Asian studies at the University of Texas at Austin 

28 APRIL 2021 10.30 AM IST ( 27 April 7.00 PM HST - Honolulu)
CONCLUDING LECTURE: Reality of the Past and the Future: In Vasubandhu, Kashmir Naiyāyika Bhāsarvajña and Kashmir Shaiva Abhinavagupta
- Prof  Arindam Chakrabarti
Professor and Director, Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at MānoaNirmal K. and the first Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Studies at Stony Brook, NY
Abstract:  The lecture  examines how the words and wisdom of texts authored a thousand years back in the past can be so real now that they will be discussed even in the future.

Christophe Vielle <https://uclouvain.be/en/directories/christophe.vielle>

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