We are delighted to welcome Kush Depala to the organising committee of the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions. Kush is a graduate student of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia (Classical Indology) at Heidelberg University.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After six years at the helm, I am passing on the convenorship of the Spalding Symposium. It has been a real honour to look after the event, with the help of Brian Black and also of local hosts at the various venues. Although a cancelled event in a pandemic was not how I hoped to […]
We are sorry to announce that the 2020 Symposium has been cancelled, due to uncertainty and travel restrictions in the light of the coronavirus outbreak. We hope to reassemble the programme for the 2021 Symposium and will circulate details in due course.
****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, […]
****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 […]
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 […]