[INDOLOGY] [Second Circular] International Conference: Madhyamaka in South Asia and Beyond (August 18–22, 2024, Vienna, Austria)

Channa Li chinalee528 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 31 15:19:46 UTC 2023

Dear Members of Indology,
I am pleased to share with you the second circular of the "International
Conference: Madhyamaka in South Asia and Beyond" on behalf of Dr. Anne
Details are attached below and also sent as a separate pdf file.
Best regards

*Second Circular, August 2023 *

Dear Colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that the registration for the conference
"Madhyamaka in South Asia and Beyond" will be opening (officially on 1
August 2023). We cordially invite scholars, advanced students, and
independent researchers to submit panel proposals, abstracts for panel
presentations, and abstracts for individual presentations. Please limit
abstracts to 500 words. Panels should consist of no more than six papers.

All presentations will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute
discussion period.
You may register and upload abstracts and panel proposals at:

To register, you must fill out each of the three fields marked with an
asterisk. Abstracts and panel proposals may be uploaded at a later date.
Successful registration will result in you being sent a confirmation email.

April 2023 First Circular
August 1, 2023 Second Circular, opening of online registration
December 15, 2023 Deadline for registration and panel proposals
February 1, 2024 Deadline for submission of all paper abstracts
May 1, 2024 Third Circular
August 18–22, 2024 Conference

*Academic Committee *
Anne MacDonald • Akira Saito • Dorji Wangchuk • Jan Westerhoff

*Organizing Committee *
Thomas Kintaert • Anne MacDonald • Alexandra Wedekind

A list of hotels near the conference venue will be posted on the conference
webpage in the next few months and announced in the Third Circular.

Please direct all communication pertaining to the conference to the
Dr. Anne MacDonald (madhyamaka2024 at gmail.com)
Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian
Academy of Sciences,
Georg-Coch-Platz 2 1010 Vienna, Austria
Postal address: Dr. Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria

*From the First Circular: *
Scholarly engagement with the Madhyamaka tradition has greatly intensified
in recent decades, in part due to the discovery of Sanskrit manuscripts of
seminal Indian Madhyamaka works as well as of previously unavailable
Tibetan scholastic treatises that chart the reception of pertinent Indian
Buddhist doctrines. The flurry of publications resulting from philological
and philosophical investigation of the texts significantly improves our
comprehension of the views of the Madhyamaka authors, their
self-understanding, and the reasons behind their responses to their
intellectual environments. Nevertheless, many issues remain unsolved, and
topics as fundamental as the Mādhyamikas’ final truth/reality continue to
be debated. The International Conference Madhyamaka in South Asia and
Beyond will bring together scholars to present and discuss their research
on all aspects of the Madhyamaka tradition from philological, historical
and/or philosophical perspectives. We invite papers dealing with topics
such as the school’s ontological views, its logical and epistemological
theories and their sources and integration, its soteriology,
historiography, evolution, and transmission, including interactions with
other Buddhist and non-Buddhist schools and traditions. Papers from the
broader intellectual landscape are also welcome.

Dr. Channa Li
Buddhist Studies, Post-Doc researcher
Institut für Kultur- und Geistes­geschichte Asiens (IKGA)
Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (the Austrian Academy of
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