Lecture series “Religious Traditions of India” – from 27/10 to 15/12/2021

Jan 2, 2022 | All, Other news

We are pleased to draw your attention to the series of lectures “Religious Traditions of India” organised within the framework of the UGent Humanities Academy.

The lectures can be followed online and/or on campus. After each lecture on campus (Aud. 2 Blandijn), we offer you a small reception in our department (Blandijn, 5th floor). The online lectures are free of charge. The programme is posted below.

For registration/to obtain the URL: https://humanitiesacademie.ugent.be/religious-traditions-of-india. However, the registration module is entirely in Dutch only, and if you have difficulty navigating it, but would like to attend one or more of the lectures, please contact Eva De Clercq to receive the URL: ev.declercq@ugent.be


Oct. 27, 19u.: Nicolas Dejenne (Université de Paris): History and Memory of Brahmendra Swami, guru of the Peshwas (Maharashtra, 1st half of 17th century) (Blandijnberg 2, Auditorium 2)

Nov. 3, 19u.: Heleen De Jonckheere (University of Chicago): The merit of pen and paper: continued patterns of Jain textual production between the 16th and the early 20th century.

Nov. 10, 19u.: Dagmar Wujastyk (University of Alberta): Understanding Indian Alchemy: Textual and practical approaches.

Nov. 17, 19u.: Sara Mondini (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice): Asking for the Sovereign’s Blessing: Muslim-Vīraśaiva Pilgrimage to the Tomb of a Muslim Ruler in Karnataka (Blandijnberg 2, Auditorium 2).

Nov. 24, 10u.: (crossover with Indialogue festival) Richard Williams (SOAS, London): Sensory Connoisseurship: Theologies of Play in Rajput Court Culture (Minard Schouwburg).

Dec. 1, 19u. : Marie-Hélène Gorisse (University of Birmingham): Knowledge and liberation in Jainism: Characterising the Self in the Samayasāra (Blandijnberg 2, Auditorium 2).

Dec. 8, 19u. :
Brian Black (University of Lancaster): After Dharma: Dialogue and Pluralism in the Mahābhārata.

Dec. 15, 19u. : Michael Willis (Royal Asiatic Society, London): From Warrior Saints to Epicurean Kings: Entangled Worlds in the Heart of India