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, …

Booking for 2020 Symposium now open

****EVENT CANCELLED**** With regret, this year’s symposium is cancelled. We hope to reassemble the programme for the 2021 meeting. We are now taking bookings for the 2020 Symposium. Please follow this link to the University of Edinburgh e-pay system to register. Details you provide there will be used only for administering this event (including providing …