Michigan-Lausanne International Seminar

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Wed Sep 25 20:04:42 EDT 1996


Dear Indology Members,
	I am pleased to announce the Program of the following
Michigan-Lausanne International Seminar.  You are all welcome to attend.
	All the best,
			Madhav Deshpande

Michigan-Lausanne
International Seminar

Aryan and Non-Aryan in South Asia:
Evidence, Interpretation and Ideology

25-27 October, 1996
(All Sessions) Hussey Room, Michigan League (2nd Floor)
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Organized by:
	Professor Johannes Bronkhorst (Lausanne)
	Professor Madhav M. Deshpande (Michigan)
	Professor Thomas R. Trautmann (Michigan)

Oct 25, Friday, Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00	Registration
9:00 - 9:15	Welcome  (Deshpande / Bronkhorst)

Chair : Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne, Lausanne)

9:15 - 10:00	Thomas Trautmann (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
		"Constructing the Racial Theory of Indian Civilization"

10:00 - 10:45	Hans H. Hock (University of Illinois, Urbana)
		"Through a glass darkly:  Modern Colonialist Attitudes vs.
		Textual and General Prehistoric Evidence on 'Race' and
		'Caste' in Vedic Indo-Aryan Society"

10:45 - 11:00	Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:45	Nicholas Allen (Oxford University, U.K.)
		"Hinduism as an Indo-European Ideology:  Cultural
		Comparativism and Political Sensitivities"

11:45 - 12:15 	Open Discussion


Lunch		12:15 - 2:00


October 25, Friday, Afternoon Session

Chair : Michael Witzel (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)

2:00 - 2:45	Asko Parpola (University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland)
		"Sanskrit kimpuru.sa and kinnara :  An Early Mixture of
		Aryan and Dravidian"

2:45 - 3:30	Johannes Bronkhorst (University of Lausanne, Lausanne,
		Switzerland)
		"Is there an Inner Conflict of Tradition?"

3:30 - 3:45	Coffee Break

3:45 - 4:30	Gernot Windfuhr (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
		"A Note on Airyaman and Friendship"

4:30 - 5:00	Open Discussion

5:30 - 6:30 	Special Lecture (Buddhist Studies)
		by Professor Shoryu Katsura (Hiroshima University)
		"Naagaarjuna's Logic"

Dinner	


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October 26, Saturday, Morning Session

Chair : Carla Sinopoli (University of Michigan)

9:00 - 9:45	Shereen Ratnagar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
		"Does archaeology hold the answers?"

9:45 - 10:30	Jim Shaffer (Case Western University, Cleveland)
		"Orientalism and cultural continuity in South Asian
		archaeology"
 
10:30 - 10:45	Coffee Break

10 :45 - 11:30	Michael Witzel (Harvard University, Cambridge, MA)
		"The Linguistic Situation in Northern India during the
		Vedic Period"

11:30 - 12:00	Open Discussion

Lunch

October 26, Saturday, Afternoon Session

Chair : Walter Spink (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

2:00 - 2:45	Pashaura Singh (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
		"Revisiting the Arya-Samaj Movement"

2:45 - 3:30	Sarah Caldwell (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
		"Whose Goddess?  Kaalii as Cultural champion in Kerala
		oral narratives"

3:30 - 3:45	Coffee  Break

3:45 - 4:30	Luis Gomez (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
		"Chinese Buddhist Understanding of 'Arya'"

4:30 - 5:15	Madhav M. Deshpande (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
		"What to do with the Anaaryas?  Dharmic discourses of
		inclusion and exclusion"

5:15 - 5:45	Open Discussion

Dinner 


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October 27, Sunday, Morning Session

Chair : Peter Hook (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

9:00 - 9:45	Franklin C. Southworth (University of Pennsylvania,
		Philadelphia)
		"Dravidian Place-Names in Maharashtra"

9:45 - 10:30	Edwin Bryant (Columbia University, New York)
		"Linguistic Substrata and the Indo-Aryan Migration Debate"

10:30 - 10:45	Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30	Jayakumar Manickam (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
		"The situation of Urdu speakers in the Tamil area"

11:30 - 12:00	Open Discussion

12:00 - 12:15	Concluding Business Matters









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