[INDOLOGY] Reminder: 46th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions

Karen O'Brien-Kop Karen.OBrien-Kop at roehampton.ac.uk
Mon Apr 12 17:58:34 UTC 2021

Dear colleagues

You are invited to the 46th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, to be held online from April 23-25th. Schedule and booking details below.

Best wishes

The Spalding Symposium Organising Committee

Spalding Symposium schedule
Friday 23rd April

11.55-12.00: Welcome

12.00-13.00: Keynote Address
Jacqueline Suthren Hirst (University of Manchester)
When is a Blue Lotus not a Blue Lotus? Categorisation, Learning and Epistemic Shifts

13.00-13.15: Coffee Break

13.15-14.15: Arun Brahmbhatt (St Lawrence University)
Debating the Scholastic ‘Other’ in Swaminarayan Literature

14.15-15.15: Heleen De Jonckheere (University of Chicago)
Vernacularising Jainism. The Dharmaparīkṣā by Manohardāss

15.15-15.30: Coffee Break

Postgraduate papers:
15.30-16.00: Szilvia Szanyi (University of Oxford)
The Changing Meanings of the Term Āśraya in Vasubandhu’s Abhidharmakośabhāṣya

16.00-16.30: Ranjamrittika Bhowmik (University of Oxford)
Mystical Utterances of Sahaja: The Soul-Body Amalgam in Caryāgīti, Tukkhā and Bāul-Fakir Songs of Bengal

16.30-17.00: Seema Chauhan (University of Chicago)
Parodying Mīmāṃsā Epistemology Through a Jaina Rāmāyaṇa

Saturday 24th April

11.00-12.00: Ananya Vajpeyi (Centre for the Study of
Developing Societies)
The Ethics of Poetry and the Poetry of Ethics: Bhartṛhari’s  Three Hundred Reconsidered

12.00-13.00: Karl-Stéphan Bouthilette (University of Ghent)
Acknowledging the Philosophical and Spiritual Value of Doxography as a Literary Genre

13.00-13.15: Coffee Break

13.15-14.15: Christopher T. Fleming (University of Oxford)
Devasvatva: New Contributions to the Study of the Sanskrit Jurisprudence of Divine Ownership

14.15-15.15: Caley Smith (University of Washington)
What Kind of a Subject is the Vedic Śūdra?

15.15-15.30: Coffee Break

15.30-16.30: Stuart Ray Sarbacker (Oregon State University)
Pātañjala Yoga and Buddhist Abhidharma on Extraordinary Perfections and Accomplishments: A Comparison of Pātañjalayogaśāstra 4.1 and Abhidharmakośa 7.53 on the sources of Siddhi and Ṛddhi

16.30-17.15: Plenary
Teaching Indian Religions in an Online and (Post-)Pandemic Age

Sunday 25th April

12.00-13.00: Charles DiSimone (University of Ghent)
Notes on Recent Buddhist Manuscript Discoveries from Mes Aynak and Greater Gandhāra

13.00-13.15: Coffee Break

13.15-14.15: Jonathan Duquette (University of Cambridge)
Power, Independence and Divinity: A Śaiva Response to Veṅkaṭanātha’s View of the Goddess

14.15-15.15: Deepak Sarma (Case Western Reserve University)
Comparison as Means of Colonization, Comparison as Strategy to Controvert: Madhva Vedanta and Christianity

15.15-15.30: Coffee Break

Postgraduate papers:
15.30-16.00: Radha Blinderman (Harvard University)
Why Kṛṣṇa and Śakti Have Their Own Grammars: Rivalry and Innovation in Sectarian Grammars of Sanskrit

16.00-16.30: Charlotte Gorant (Columbia University)
Nāgas in Early Buddhism: Fluidity and Framing Presence in Art

16.30-17.30: Keynote Address
Oliver Freiberger (University of Texas at Austin)
Comparing Religion Within and Beyond South Asia

17.30-17.35: Closing Remarks

To register for this event and to receive the abstracts, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/46th-spalding-symposium-on-indian-religions-tickets-142207834461

Dr. Karen O'Brien-Kop (FHEA)
Lecturer in Asian Religions and Ethics
Convenor: BA Religion, Theology, and Culture

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