WORKSHOP. History and current state of Jaina studies

Data evento: 23 – 24 marzo 2018 Indirizzo: School of Oriental and African Studies, London

History and current state of Jaina studies

20th Anniversary Jaina Studies Workshop at SOAS

The 18th Annual Jaina Lecture

Friday, 23rd March 2018

18.00-19.30 SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Eva de Clercq (University of Ghent)

Jainism and the Rāmāyaṇa

19.30 Reception Brunei Gallery Suite

20th Jaina Studies Workshop

Saturday, 24th March 2018, SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

9.00     Tea and Coffee

First Session: History of Digambara Literature and Philosophy

9.15     Hampana Nagarajaiah (Bangalore, India)

Current Debates on the Influence of Jainism on Early Kannada Literature

9.45     Nalini Balbir (University of Paris, Sorbonne III)

Digambara Books of Discipline: A Study in Progress

10.15    Piotr Balcerowicz (University of Warsaw)

A Note on the Oeuvre of the ‘Collective Thinker’ Kundakunda. The Case of the Pañcâstikāya-saṅgraha (Paṁc’atthiya-saṁgaha)

10.45 Tea & Coffee

Second Session: Science and Technology in Jaina Studies

11.15    Anupam Jain (Government College, Sanwer, Indore)

History and Current Developments in the Study of Jainism and Science

11.45    Himal Trikha (University of Vienna)

Digital Corpus of Vidyānandin’s Works

12.15    Peter Flügel (SOAS)

The Jaina-Prosopography Database

12.45    Group Photo

13.00    Lunch: Brunei Gallery Suite

Award Ceremony

14.00    International Prakrit Jñānabhāratī Award 2017, Shravanabelagola

Third Session: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Jainism

14.15    Roundtable Discussion

John Cort (Denison University), Paul Dundas (University of Edinburgh), Kristi Wiley (University of Berkeley)

Jayandra Soni (chair), Phyllis Granoff (discussant)

15.00    Tea & Coffee

Fourth Session: Jaina Studies and the Jaina Community

15.30    Shin Fujinaga (Miyakonojo, Miyazaki)

Paṇḍits and Monks in Jain Studies

16.00    Steven M. Vose (Florida International University, Miami)

From Jainology to Jain Studies…and Back? Toward a Dialogic Approach to Scholarly Engagement with Jain Communities

16.30    Short Break

Fifth Session: Current State of Jaina Studies and Future Prospects

16.45    Roundtable Discussion

Phyllis Granoff (Yale University), Anupam Jain (Government College Sanwer), Hampana Nagarajaiah (Bangalore), Olle Qvarnström (University of Lund), Jitendra Shah (L.D. Institute of Indology), Jayandra Soni (University of Insbruck), & Others

John Cort (chair), Paul Dundas (discussant)

18.00    Final Remarks

Free and Open to All!

Contact & RSVP: centres@soas.ac.uk

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