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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Confirmed keynote speakers for Spalding 2022

14 January 2022
Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions 2022 (online)We are delighted to announce our keynote addresses for 2022:- Dr Naomi Appleton, Senior…

Call for Papers: Spalding Symposium 2022 (online)

7 December 2021
Call for Papers – Proposal deadline: 24 January 2022.Theme – Consciousness, Death and ImmortalityWe invite proposals for papers for the…

Vernacularising Jainism

22 September 2021
Our next research paper recording from the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions  is ready to view:Heleen De Jonckheere (Chicago) –…

46th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions Schedule

Day 1: Friday 23rd April
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12.00 – 13.00
Keynote Address - Jacqueline Suthren-Hirst (University of Manchester)
13.15 – 14.15
Arun Brahmbhatt (St Lawrence University)
14.15 – 15.15
Heleen De Jonckheere (University of Chicago)

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