Advancing world-class research on Indian religions since 1975


Annual Spring Symposium featuring scholars from the UK and around the world


Supporting graduate research, presentations and skills


Building resources and a community of scholars


From podium to publication: partnerships with academic publishers

The Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which takes place each year, now packs around sixteen research papers into an intensive weekend, with a hundred participants. Many academics share early-stage research and there is allocated space for graduate students as well.

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47th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions Schedule

Day 1: Friday 22nd April
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13.30 – 14.30
Keynote Address - Arvind-Pal Singh Mandair (University of Michigan)
14.45 – 15.45
Panel 2
16.00 – 17.30
Graduate Panel 1

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