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Conference

7th Coffee Break Conference: Comparisons Across Time and Space

Date
Thursday 8 September 2016 - Saturday 10 September 2016
Location
Vrieshof 2, room 004 and Lipsius, room 227
Leiden University

Thursday, September 8th, Venue: Vrieshof 2/004

Panel 1
Local (Hi)stories: Cases from India
Chairperson: Ewa Dębicka-Borek (Jagiellonian University)

 

10:30-10:40  

Welcome                                                            
10:40-11:20

Anna Nitecka (Jagiellonian University)
The Motif of Penance in the Myth of Kāmākṣī

11:20-11:40 Tea/coffee
 
11:40-12:20

Letizia Trinco (Sapienza University of Rome)
On Lord Khaṇḍobā and Ancestors Worship: Some Remarks on a
Maharashtrian Variant of Bhakti as Reflected in Material Culture

12:20-13:00

Hermina Cielas (Jagiellonian University)
Local Components in Pan-Indian Form: A.R. Rajaraja Varma's
Works in the Service of New Sanskritism

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-15:10

Richard Williams (University of Oxford)
Playing the Spinal Chord: Tantric Musicology and Bengali Songs

15:10-15:50

Aleksandra Turek (University of Warsaw)
Sita of Sindh

15:50-16:10

Tea/coffee

16:10-16:50   

Justyna Wiśniewska-Singh (University of Warsaw)
The Image of the Sacred Cow and the Reinterpretation of Tradition
in the Colonial Northern India

16:50-17:30

Noelle Counord (School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris)
History and Narratives of Migration Through the Lens of Oral Literature

17:30-19:00    Drinks

   

Friday, September 9th, Venue: Lipsius/227

Panel 2
Bridging Stylistic and Moral Distances: The Translation and Reception of Pre-Modern, Non-Western Erotic Literature
Chairperson: Maddalena Italia (SOAS)

 

09:00-09:40    

Hany Mohamed Ali Rashwan (SOAS)                              
Visual Untranslatability of Ancient Egyptian Erotic Poetry

09:40-10:20

Lucrezia Botti (SOAS)
The Aesthetic Allure and Moral Ambivalence of the Dressing Case:
A Preliminary Study on the Early Reception of Wang Cihui’s
(1593-1642) Xianglianti (Fragrant-Dressing-Case Style) Poetry

10:20-11:00

Liwen Tu (University of Oxford)
A Study of a Subversive and Erotic Kanbun in the Mid-Heian
Period: "A New Account of Sarugaku"

11:00-11:20 Tea/coffee
 
11:20-12:00

Adrian Plau (SOAS)
The Female Flute: Gender, Sexuality and Devotion in the Sūrdās Tradition

12:00-12:40

Maddalena Italia (SOAS)
Against the Sanskrit Canon? Classicism, Anti-Classicism and the
Erotic in Colonial Northern India

12:40-14:00

Lunch


          

Panel 3
Material Matters: Images, Objects, and Religion in Premodern South Asia
Chairperson: Elizabeth Cecil (British Museum/Leiden University)

 

14:00-14:40     

Laxshmi Greaves (Cardiff University)
The Enigma of the Centauress and Her Lover

14:40-15:20

Sanne Mersch (Leiden University)
Trading the Interplay of Text and Image: The Case of the Varāha
Myth in the Skandapurāṇa

15:20-16:00

Mirjam Westra (University of Groningen)
Patterns in Śaiva Iconography at the Indian Fort of Kālañjara
(c. 9-12th century CE)

16:00-16:20 Tea/coffee
 
16:20-17:00 Divya Kumar-Dumas (University of Pennsylvania)
Doing Landscape Reception in South Asia: recovering experienced
landscapes, mapping in situ objects, dating dilemmas

 
17:00-17:40

Lewis Doney (British Museum)
Tibetan Imperial Temple Bells and the Confluence of Indic
Phraseology and Chinese Technology

17:40-18:20

Elizabeth Cecil (British Museum/Leiden University)
Epigraphic Encounters: Inscriptions, Monuments, and Museums
in South and South-East Asia

 

 

 



 

Saturday, September 10th, Venue: Lipsius/227

Panel 4
Centre and Periphery in Indian Philosophy and Beyond
Chairperson: Lucas den Boer (Leiden University)

 

09:40-10:20   

Himal Trikha (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Perspectivism Versus Exclusivism in the Jaina Vidyānandin's Works

10:20-11:00

Evgeniya Desnitskaya (Saint Petersburg State University)
Bhartṛhari's Perspectivism as a Philosophical Strategy:
Its Origins and Possible Interpretations

11:00-11:40

Tea/coffee (Café Ubé)

11:40-12:20 Ana Bajželj (The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Polonsky Academy)
Appropriating the Centre: Jaina Doctrine of Causality
 
12:20-13:00

Giacomo Baggio (University of Groningen)
Sengzhao 僧肇384–414 and the Chinese Reception of Mādhyamika

13:00-14:10 Lunch
 
14:10-14:50 Gregory Forgues (University of Vienna)

Ju Mi Pham's Perspectivist Approach to Buddhist Philosophy

14:50-15:30   Marie-Hélène Gorisse (SOAS/Gonda Fellow)
Adaptive Strategies in the Jain Characterisation of Authority
 
15:30-16:10

Tea/coffee (Café Ubé)

16:10-16:50

Jonathan Duquette (University of Oxford)
Vīraśaivism in the Periphery of Vedānta and the Formation of Śivādvaita

16:50-17:30 Lucas den Boer (Leiden University)
On the Context and Character of Umāsvāti’s Epistemology
 
17:30-17:45 Final remarks and group picture
 
19:00 Conference dinner

 

 

Programme

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