CFP The Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions March 23-25 2012

The Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions

Merton College, the University of Oxford

March 23-25 2012

The Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions invites papers on Indic religious cultures and traditions.  This year we encourage papers relating to ecology and related matters, such as animals; however, we will consider papers on other themes. The Spalding Symposium is an annual conference bringing together scholars from many disciplines who are working in the general areas of Indic Studies.  It is funded by the Spalding Trust.  Papers on Jain, Hindu, Buddhist, Parsi, Sikh and sub-continental Christianity or Islam are welcome, as are those that examine Indian religions as diasporic or global communities.

We invite proposals for 45 minute papers, with 15 minutes for discussion.  Proposals in the form of a title, a short abstract and a brief biographical statement including affiliation should be sent, by February 3rd, to Catherine Robinson

It is expected that a selection of papers from the Symposium will be published in our peer-reviewed journal, Religions of South Asia (RoSA). However, giving a paper at the Symposium does not guarantee inclusion in the journal.

Speakers, papers and a provisional programme will be posted on the Spalding website as soon as they become available.