Call for Papers – The 38th Annual Sanskrit Traditions Symposium – Deadline : 7 March 2022

Feb 14, 2022 | All, Other news

The 38th Annual Sanskrit Traditions Symposium – Friday 27th May 2022

The 37th annual The Sanskrit Traditions Symposium will take place online on Friday 27th May, 2022, hosted by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of South Asia’s rich Sanskrit religious and intellectual culture. Proposals of 300-500 words should be submitted by Monday 7th March 2022. They should be sent to the organising committee:

Papers and Format – Papers are presented by leading scholars in the field as well as by research students. Papers are pre-circulated so that participants can read them before the seminar to ensure the best possible use of discussion time. Papers are therefore not read out at the seminar itself but instead briefly introduced by the chair who will then raise questions to the paper-giver, before opening the discussion. Papers should be no longer than 20 A4 pages, including notes and references. To facilitate discussion for those short of reading time, paper-givers should provide a one-page abstract of the key argument of the paper, along with their paper. Please include your email address for further feedback.

The Sanskrit Traditions Symposium is a forum for the discussion of the Sanskrit traditions of South Asia, and the texts and cultures that have arisen out of them. This event, formerly known as Sanskrit Tradition in the Modern World (STIMW), was renamed, in consultation with past and current organisers, The Sanskrit Traditions Symposium, to better reflect the direction that the event has taken in well over a decade. The Sanskrit Traditions Symposium continues the format and spirit of STIMW, which fosters focussed conversation on pre-circulated papers.