Abstract submission

Abstract submission

WSC2021 invites submissions of individual abstracts for papers to be presented in one of the regular sections or in one of the special panels listed below.

The deadline for individual paper abstracts is 31 March 2020.

  • Each paper will be allotted a time of 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.
  • Papers may be delivered in English or Sanskrit. We encourage scholars who are presenting a paper in Sanskrit to provide a summary in English.

Click on the icon below to submit your abstract online. Please note that ALL abstracts must be submitted via this online abstract submission process.

For each section, a set of invited convenors, specialists in the respective fields, will assist in maintaining a high scholarly standard for the conference. Convenors will select individual papers for presentation at WSC 2021 and nominate session chairs. The convenors will also be in charge of selecting and editing papers for publication in the proceedings.

Regular Sections (Themes)

 
Sections Conveners
Veda, वेदः Hans Hock (Chair): hhhock@illinois.edu
Shrikant Bahulkar: shrikantbahulkar@gmail.com
Joanna Jurewicz: j.jurewicz@uw.edu.pl
Stephanie Majcher: stephanie.majcher@sydney.edu.au
Linguistics, भाषाशास्त्रम् Jan Houben (Chair): johannes.houben@ephe.psl.eu
Brendan Gillon: brendan.gillon@mcgill.ca
Vyākaraṇa, व्याकरणम् Malhar Kulkarni (Chair): malhar@hss.iitb.ac.in
Saroja Bhate: bhatesaroja@gmail.com
Dipti Tripathi: diptitripathi999@gmail.com
Peter Scharf: scharf@sanskritlibrary.org
Epics, रामायणं महाभारतं च Adam Bowles (Chair): a.bowles1@uq.edu.au
Simon Brodbeck: brodbecksp@cardiff.ac.uk
James Hegarty: hegartyj@cardiff.ac.uk
Wendy Phillips-Rodriguez: wjp26@cantab.net
Purāṇas, पुराणानि Raj Balkaran (Chair): raj.balkaran@gmail.com
Beth Rohlman: TBC
McComas Taylor: mccomas.taylor@anu.edu.au
Satyanarayan Chakraborty: satyanarayan01@yahoo.co.in
Tantra Studies, आगमास्तन्त्रं च Michael Slouber (Chair): michael.slouber@wwu.edu
Mrinal Kaul: mrinal.kaul@stx.oxon.org
Judit Törzsök: judit.torzsok@ephe.psl.eu
Ritual Studies, विध्यनुष्ठानविमर्शः Libbie Mills (Chair): libbie.mills@utoronto.ca
Finnian Gerety: finnian_moore-gerety@brown.edu
Ute Huesken: huesken@uni-heidelberg.de
Poetry, Drama and Aesthetics, काव्यमलङ्कारश्च Daniele Cuneo (Chair): danielecuneo@hotmail.com
Yigal Bronner: TBC
Elisa Ganser: elijanart@yahoo.it
Shonaleeka Kaul: shonaleeka@gmail.com
Hari Dutt Sharma: hari_sanskrit@rediffmail.com
Scientific Literature, वैज्ञानिकं वाङ्मयम् Bill Mak (Chair): mak@zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Clemency Montelle: clemency.montelle@canterbury.ac.nz
Kim Plofker: plofkerk@union.edu
Buddhist Studies, बौद्धविद्या Mark Allon (Chair): mark.allon@sydney.edu.au
Lata Mahesh Deokar: hodpali@unipune.ac.in
Mahesh Deokar: hodpali@unipune.ac.in
Jason Neelis: jneelis@wlu.ca
Jaina Studies, जैनविद्या Eva de Clercq (Chair): ev.declerq@ugent.be
Giles Hooper and Vina Shah: info@svastha.com.au
Vaiṣṇavism and Śaivism, वैष्णवमतं शैवमतं च David Buchta (Chair): David_Buchta@brown.edu
Christopher Austin: christopher.austin@dal.ca
Elaine Fisher: emf@stanford.edu
Travis Smith: tlsmith@snu.ac.kr
Philosophy, दर्शनानि, तत्त्वशास्त्रम् Kengo Harimoto (Chair): k.harimoto@gmail.com
Purushottama Billimoria: pb1@unimelb.edu.au; billimoriap@gmail.com
Alex Watson: alex.watson@ashoka.edu.in
History, Art and Architecture, Epigraphy, डतिहासः कलाः स्थापत्यमभिलेखशास्त्रं Annette Schmiedchen (Chair): annette.schmiedchen@asa.hu-berlin.de
Anna Slaczka: a.slaczka@rijksmuseum.nl
Mike Skinner: mcskin@u.washington.edu
Sanskrit and Regional Languages (including Southeast Asia), संस्कृतं प्रदेशभाषाश्च Andrea Acri (Chair): andrea.acri@ephe.psl.eu
Tom Hunter: thomas.hunter@ubc.ca
Sanskrit Pedagogy, संस्कृतशिक्षाशास्त्रम् Sadananda Das (Chair): sdaz@rz.uni-leipzig.de
Antonia Ruppel: antonia.ruppel@ling-phil.ox.ac.uk
Modern Sanskrit Writings, आधुनिकं संस्कृतसाहित्यम् Deven Patel (Chair): devenp@sas.upenn.edu
Chandra Bhushan Jha: cbjha1@gmail.com
Robert Zydenbos: zydenbos@uni-muenchen.de
Computational Sanskrit and Digital Humanities, संस्कृतं विज्ञानतान्त्रिकी च Gérard Huet (Chair): gerard.huet@inria.fr
Amba Kulkarni: ambapradeep@gmail.com
Ian McCrabb: iml@systemiksolutions.com
Manuscriptology, हस्तलेखविज्ञानम् Nirmala Kulkarni (Chair): nirmalakulkarni@gmail.com
Saraju Rath: sarajurath@yahoo.com
Law and Society, धर्मशास्त्रमर्थशास्त्रं च Donald Davis (Chair): drdj@austin.utexas.edu
Timothy Lubin: lubint@wlu.edu
David Brick: djbrick@umich.edu
Yoga and Āyurveda, योगायुवेदौ Jason Birch (Chair): letusconnect@hotmail.com
Philipp Maas: philipp.a.maas@gmail.com
Dagmar Wujastyk: dagmar.wujastyk@ualberta.ca
Martha Selby: mas@austin.utexas.edu
Gender and Sanskrit Studies, संस्कृतं पुंस्त्वं स्त्रीत्वं च Iris Iran Farkondeh: iran_farkhondeh@yahoo.fr
Saran Suebsantiwongse: ss2380@cam.ac.uk

 

Special Panels

Section Special Panel Title Chair
Veda Maitrāyaṇī Saṁhitā: its history, background and relation to the other Vedic texts Kyoko Amano, Kyoto University

 

 Veda Yāska’s theology: classifying and defining deities in the Late Vedic Age Yūto Kawamura, University of Oxford, and Paolo Visigalli, Shanghai Normal University
Linguistics Uncovering Sanskrit syntax John Lowe, University of Oxford
Epics The Mahābhārata and later Pāñcarātra Vishwa Adluri, Hunter College, City University of New York
Epics Cosmology, cosmography and time in the Sanskrit epics and purāṇas Ruth Satinsky, University of Lausanne
Philosophy Towards a history of the Mīmāṃsā system Elisa Freschi, Austrian Academy of Science
 Philosophy What kind of “Vedic exegesis” is Mīmāṃsā? Hugo David, École française d’Extrême-Orient
 Philosophy The Yuktidīpikā: forging a place for Sāṅkhya in Indian intellectual history Hyoung Seok Ham, Chonnam National University, and Noemie Verdon, Kyoto University
 Philosophy Historicising Mīmāṃsā commitments Purushottama Bilimoria, University of Melbourne
Sanskrit and Regional

Languages

(Re) Translation of Sanskrit literature into Thai: reintroduction of Sanskrit studies to Thai society Manasicha Akepiyapornchai, Cornell University
 Sanskrit and Regional

Languages

New reflections on South and Southeast Asian Sanskrit epigraphy Amarjiva Lochan, University of Delhi
Sanskrit and Regional

Languages

Sanskrit and Indonesia Robert Zydenbos, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität München, and Andrea Acri, École française d’Extrême-Orient
Yoga and Āyurveda Rājayoga, combining philological research with ethnography, modern history and political studies Jason Birch, SOAS, London
 Yoga and Āyurveda Soma, recitation and yoga Joanna Jurewicz, University of Warsaw
Gender Mahila-vakyartha- sabha and Kavayitrisangama Shivani V, Karnataka Samskrit University

 

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SPECIAL CALL FOR FULL PAPERS – Computational Sanskrit and Digital Humanities Section

Convenors: Gérard Huet, Amba Kulkarni & Ian McCrabb

FULL papers are invited on original and unpublished research on various aspects of Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities related to Sanskrit (Classical and Vedic), Prakrit, Pali, Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, etc. Accepted papers are to be published in advance of the WSC 2021 meetings in January 2021, or soon thereafter.

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Special Panel on Sanskrit Syntax at the 2021 World Sanskrit Conference in Canberra

We invite abstracts to be submitted for this special panel.

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