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Mahopādhyāyamahotsava: Celebration of a Sanskrit Teacher

John Lowe

Thursday, 20 June 2019 from 09:30 to 18:00 (BST)

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Join us for a day conference in celebration of Sanskrit studies, in honour of Dr Jim Benson; with eminent speakers presenting on topics including Pāṇinian grammar, Vedic, philosophy, religion, history, poetics and culture. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

NB: If you find yourself unable to book, either due to technical difficulties or ticket unavailability (but you still wish to attend), please email Tara Heuze (fabienne.heuze@queens.ox.ac.uk) for further enquiries. You'll be put on a waiting list until further notice. Apologies for any inconvenience caused!

 Draft Programme:

 

9.00-9.30am

Arrival

9.30-9.35am

Introduction

 

9.35-10.25am

 

Dr Elisa Freschi, Austrian Academy of Sciences: 

Mīmāṃsā reasoning about conflicting statements 

10.25-10.50am

                                           

Dr Nina Mirnig, Austrian Academy of Sciences:

Early Śaiva devotional practices in the Śivadharmaśāstra: on portable and perishable śivaliṅgas 

10.50-11.15am

 

Dr James Mallinson, SOAS: 

The word haṭha in the context of haṭhayoga 

11.15-11.45am

 

Break: tea/coffee

 

11.45-12.35pm

 

Professor Johannes Bronkhorst, University of Lausanne :

Does Pāṇinian grammar have history? 

12.35-1.00pm

 

Professor Stephanie Jamison, UCLA:

Misparsing in the Rig Veda and the Problem of RV I.32.12 

1.00-2.00pm

 

Lunch

 

2.00-2.50pm

                                    

Dr Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh: 

The Second Phase of Prakrit Kavva: Toward Contextualising Pravarasena's Setubandha 

2.50-3.15pm

 

Dr Bihani Sarkar, Oxford: 

The Tragic Middle in Kālidāsa 

3.15-3.40pm

 

Professor Jim Laine, Macalester College: 

Sanskrit Cosmopolitanism in the Early Modern Age? 

3.40-4.10pm

 

Break: tea/coffee

 

4.10-5.00pm

 

Professor Gary Tubb, University of Chicago:

Pāṇini and Sanskrit Pedagogy Outside India

5.00-5.25pm

 

Dr Don Davis, University of Texas at Austin: 

Conceptions of Adultery in Sanskrit Legal Texts of Medieval India 

5.25-5.50pm

                                  

Dr Fabrizia Baldissera, University of Florence: 

The ArthaśāstraIl Principe of Machiavelli and Rushdie's The Enchanteress of Florence 

5.50-6.10pm

Closing remarks

6.10-7.40pm

Post-conference reception

 

This event is generously supported by the Lorne Thyssen Research Fund for Ancient World Topics, Wolfson College, Oxford; the Academic Committee, Wolfson College, Oxford; the Max Müller Memorial Fund, the Radhakrishnan Memorial Fund, and the Research Committee of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford.


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Wolfson College
Linton Road
OX2 6UD Oxford
United Kingdom

Thursday, 20 June 2019 from 09:30 to 18:00 (BST)


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Departmental Lecturer in Indo-Iranian Philology, University of Oxford

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