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Advancing world-class research on Indian religions since 1975


Annual Spring Symposium featuring scholars from the UK and around the world


Supporting graduate research, presentations and skills


Building resources and a community of scholars


From podium to publication: partnerships with academic publishers

The Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which takes place each year, now packs around sixteen research papers into an intensive weekend, with a hundred participants. Many academics share early-stage research and there is allocated space for graduate students as well.

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Booking Closing Soon: Spalding Symposium 2024

1 April 2024
This is a reminder that booking for the Spalding Symposium at Cardiff University closes on Wednesday 3 April, 2024. Please…

Registration booking link for the Spalding Sympsosium at Cardiff University

22 March 2024
On behalf of Dr Simon Brodbeck and the organisers of this year's Spalding Symposium at Cardiff University, please see the…

Line-up for Spalding Symposium 2024 at Cardiff announced

19 February 2024
The 49th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions (Cardiff University, 19–21 April 2024) Theme: Pilgrimage in South Asia Friday 19th April…

48th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions Schedule

King’s College London, Friday 21 – Sunday 23 April, 2023
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Opening Keynote:
Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson College, USA) - The Lake of Fire: Water, caste and gender in India's climate apocalypse
Closing Keynote:
Gwilym Beckerlegge (Open University, UK) - From Gurus and Svāmīs to Workers, Trusts and Managing Committees

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