Call for papers: 2018 Symposium

We invite proposals for papers for the 43rd Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which will be held at Durham University, on 13th-15th April 2018. There is no theme this year, and so we welcome papers that address any aspect of the religions of South Asia, based upon any research methods, including textual, historical, ethnographic, sociological …

Booking open for 2017 Symposium

Booking is now open for the 2017 Symposium, which will take place at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, on 7th-9th April. The draft programme is listed below. There are two booking rates: The non-residential rate is £80 and this includes dinner Friday and Saturday, lunch Saturday and Sunday, and tea/coffee throughout. The residential rate …

Draft programme for 2017 Symposium

I am pleased to announce the draft programme for the 2017 Spalding Symposium. Booking will open in the new year. Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions 7th-9th April 2017, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford DRAFT PROGRAMME Friday 7th April 3.00-3.45pm Registration, tea and coffee 3.45-4.00pm Welcome, announcements 4.00-5.00pm Opening Keynote Lecture: Professor Anne MacDonald, Austrian …

Call for papers for 2017 Symposium

We invite proposals for papers for the 42nd Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which will be held at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, on 7th-9th April 2017, with the theme “Appearance and Reality”. Throughout the history of Indian thought we find explorations of the distinction between those things that are real in the fullest …

Report on the 41st Symposium

The 41st Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions was held at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, and hosted by Drs Simon Brodbeck and James Hegarty of Cardiff University. The theme was “narrative”, and the papers ranged from the portrayal of animals in biographies of the Buddha to the competing narratives of M. A. Jinnah’s nationalist vision. The …

2016 Symposium draft programme

We are pleased to announce the draft programme of papers for the 2016 Spalding Symposium, which will be held at St Michael’s College, Cardiff, and convened by Drs Simon Brodbeck and James Hegarty of Cardiff University. Registration details will be circulated shortly. Friday 15th April 2.00-3.15pm Registration, tea and coffee in St Michael’s College reception …

Call for papers: 2016 Symposium

We invite proposals for papers for the 41st Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which will be hosted by Cardiff University at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, on 15th, 16th and 17th April 2016. The theme this year is ‘narrative’, by which we mean written or orally transmitted accounts of event that are real or fictive. This …