46th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions Schedule

We are pleased to announce this year’s online symposium to be held April 23-25 2021 (online) – all timings are BST (GMT+1). Please register via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/46th-spalding-symposium-onindian-religions-tickets-142207834461 Day 1: Friday 23rd April 11.55-12.00: Welcome 12.00-13.00: Keynote Address Jacqueline Suthren-Hirst (University of Manchester) When is a Blue Lotus not a Blue Lotus? Categorisation, Learning and …

Call for papers: 2021 Spalding Symposium

Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions Call for Papers – Deadline 22 January 2021: We invite proposals for papers for the 46th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which will be held online, on 23-25 April 2021. Our purview includes both religions of South Asian origin wherever in the world they are being practised, and those of non South Asian origin present within …

Abstracts for Spalding Online 2020

September 26th 2020, 1.15pm to 5.45pm (BST) Abstracts [see post below for schedule and booking] Debating God’s Existence in Medieval Vedānta: Vyāsatīrtha vs. the Navya-Naiyāyikas Michael Williams, IKGA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences This paper focuses on the philosophical writings of a sixteenth-century Vedānta philosopher named Vyāsatīrtha (1460–1539). Vyāsatīrtha was both an admirer and a …

Schedule: Spalding Online 2020

Please book your space via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spalding-symposium-online-tickets-115876697321 <p class="has-primary-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80"><strong>Saturday 26th September 2020</strong>Saturday 26th September 2020 Schedule 13.15-17.45 (British Summer Time) 13:15     Introduction and Welcome 13:30     Debating God’s Existence in Medieval Vedānta: Vyāsatīrtha vs. the Navya-Naiyāyikas   Michael Williams, IKGA of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 14.30     Toward a Theory …

A Short Online 2020 Spalding Symposium

We hope this message finds you all safe and well. In light of the current Covid-19 situation and our spring event being cancelled we have decided to hold a short virtual Spalding Symposium this Autumn as a chance for the Spring presentees to showcase their current work. More details will be released in due course …

Thank you and the Future

We are honoured to take on the co-convenorship of the Spalding Symposium of Indian Religions going forward, and very happy to have the ongoing support of Dr Brian Black. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Naomi Appleton for her expert stewardship of the Symposium as convenor and treasurer and for developing the …

Additional events around the Symposium

****ALL EVENTS CANCELLED**** You are all warmly invited to join two additional events taking place on the days before and after this year’s symposium. On Thursday 23rd April, Prof Maria Heim will give the Edinburgh Buddhist Studies Khyentse lecture on ‘Happiness, Pleasure, and Bliss in Early Buddhism and the Upanishads’, 4-5.30pm in the Martin Hall, …