24.03.2018 ►20th Anniversary Jaina Studies Workshop: History and Current State of Jaina Studies

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SOAS Centre for Jaina Studies

20th Anniversary Jaina Studies Workshop

History and Current State of Jaina Studies

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Date: 24 March 2018Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 24 March 2018Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Workshop


Programme

First Session: History of Digambara Literature and Philosophy

9.00 Tea and Coffee

9.15     Hampana Nagarajaiah (Bangalore, India)

Current Debates on the Influence of Jainism on Early Kannada Literature

9.45     Nalini Balbir (University of Paris, Sorbonne III)

Digambara Books of Discipline: A Study in Progress

10.15   Piotr Balcerowicz (University of Warsaw)

A Note on the Oeuvre of the ‘Collective Thinker’ Kundakunda. The Case of the Pañcâstikāya-saṅgraha (Paṁc’atthiya-saṁgaha)

10.45 Tea & Coffee


Second Session: Braj Bhāṣā, Science and Technology in Jaina Studies

11.15  Adrian Plau (SOAS)

Rāmcand Bālak's Sītācarit - A 'New' Jain Rāmāyaṇa in Brajbhāṣā

11.45   Himal Trikha (University of Vienna)

Digital Corpus of Vidyānandin’s Works

12.15   Peter Flügel (SOAS)

The Jaina-Prosopography Database

12.40   Nalini Balbir & Peter Flügel

Book Launch: Jaina Studies. Select Papers from the Panel at Bangkok and Kyoto (Proceedings of the 16th World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok 2015).

12.45   Group Photo

13.00   Lunch: Brunei Gallery Suite


Award Ceremony

14.00   International Prakrit Jñānabhāratī Award 2017, Shravanabelagola


Third Session: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Jainism

14.15   Roundtable Discussion

John Cort, Paul Dundas, Kristi Wiley

Jayandra Soni (chair), Christine Chojnacki (discussant)

15.00   Tea & Coffee


Fourth Session: Jaina Studies and the Jaina Community

15.30   Shin Fujinaga (Miyakonojo, Miyazaki, Japan)

Paṇḍits and Monks in Jain Studies

16.00   Steven Vose (Florida International University, USA)

From Jainology to Jain Studies…and Back? Toward a Dialogic Approach to Scholarly Engagement with Jain Communities

16.30   Short Break


Fifth Session: Current State of Jaina Studies and Future Prospects

16.45   Roundtable Discussion

Hampana Nagarajaiah, Samaṇī Pratibhāprajñā, Olle Qvarnström, Jayandra Soni, Christine Chojnacki

John E. Cort (chair), Paul Dundas (discussant)

18.00   Final Remarks



Free and open to all! Please register here.

Further information can be found on the SOAS Centre of Jaina Studies webpage.

Organiser: Dr Peter Flügel

Contact email: centres(at)soas.ac.uk

Sponsor: Shravanabelagola Matha and JivDaya Foundation (Dallas)

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