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 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 of Scriptural Authority in Early Colonial India Avni Chag, School […]

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 […]

Provisional Programme for 2020 Symposium

I am pleased to announce the draft programme for the 2020 Spalding Symposium. Booking will open shortly. Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions 24th – 26th April 2020, University of Edinburgh Provisional Programme: Friday 24th April 1.45pm   Introduction and welcome 2.00-3.00pm   Opening keynote: Oliver Freiberger (University of Texas at Austin) – “Comparing Religion Within and Beyond […]