The 19ᵗʰ World Sanskrit Conference December 17 – 21, 2024 • Kathmandu, Nepal

Nov 29, 2023 | Positions, jobs, grants, fellows, calls for applications

The 19ᵗʰ World Sanskrit Conference will take place from 17 to 21 December 2024 in Kathmandu (Nepal).

We are delighted to announce that, as agreed by the International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS) at the 17th World Sanskrit Conference (Vancouver, Canada, 2018), the 19th World Sanskrit Conference will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 17 to December 21, 2024. The 19th WSC will mark the safe return from the necessity of virtual meetings, induced by the pandemic, to the tradition of travelling to the conference venue to meet, in person, prominent Indologists and Sanskrit scholars from all over the world. It shall also be the fifth World Sanskrit Conference to be held in South Asia and the first ever to be held in Nepal – a land that has preserved some of the oldest Sanskrit manuscripts, inscriptions, and ancient monuments, where Mount Everest stands tall amid the Himalayas, where the Śākyamuni Buddha was born, and some of the greatest Sanskrit traditions flourished and thrived for centuries. And as such, we are most eager to welcome you to Kathmandu, the heart of the country and the crux of the culture that flourished north of the Gangetic plains throughout the ages.

Presentation text of the 19ᵉ World Sanskrit Conference website.

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  • The deadline for panel proposals (Between 4 and 6 participants)

31 December 2023

  • The deadline for individual paper abstract

15 March 2024.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • First circular and call for papers : 5 September 2023
  • Special panel proposal deadline : 31 December 2023
  • Special panel acceptance notification : 15 February 2024
  • Individual paper abstract deadline : 15 March 2024
  • Individual paper acceptance notification : 15 June 2024
  • Early registration rate closes : 31 July 2024
  • Final registration for presenters : 15 September 2024
  • Conference opens 17 December 2024