World Sanskrit Conference

World Sanskrit Conference

New Scheduled Dates for January 2023

Thank you for your interest and support in the 18th World Sanskrit Conference (WSC 2021). Due to the continued restrictions on travel to Australia the Organising Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference.

The new scheduled dates are 9 – 13 January 2023, in Canberra, Australia

We realise that this may result in some inconvenience for those of you who had planned on attending in January 2022, and we thank you for your understanding and patience at this time.

So what happens now?

All abstracts that have been submitted have with been reviewed or are currently under review. For more information on the review process click here: Update on Review Process.

If you have already registered to attend WSC 2022, your registration will be rolled over to 2023. Please contact us via email to if you would prefer to receive a full refund of your registration fee paid. For more information on registration click here: Registration.

We look forward to seeing you in Australia in 2023!

IASS Membership is now due

The international Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS) Membership for 2022-2023 is now due. Members are eligible to vote in the forthcoming General Assembly, and will receive discounted registration fees for WSC2023.

Please CLICK HERE to renew your membership (payment by credit card is required)

MEMBERSHIP FEES (from 1 April 2022 – 31 March 2023)

Regular membership: €31/US$35/₹2500/AUD$50
Student membership: €16/US$25/₹1350/AUD$25

WSC in Canberra Australia

For countless generations Canberra has been the meeting place of its original inhabitants, the Ngunnawal, Ngarigu and Ngambri peoples. Since 1927, it has been the seat of the federal government of the Australian Commonwealth. Cradled by wooded hills, this small modern city hosts numerous important national institutions. The Australian Parliament House, the National Gallery and Library, the National Museum and War Memorial are all set around the picturesque central lake named after the city’s designer, Walter Burley Griffin. The Australian National University occupies a 145-hectare campus in the heart of Canberra adjoining Black Mountain Reserve and the National Botanic Gardens. The ANU boasts a wide range of accommodation on- and off-campus, many excellent restaurants close by, abundant natural beauty and a peaceful and scholarly work environment. Summer is a great time to visit, when hot sunny days are tempered by cool clear nights. The Australian National University welcomes participants to the 18th World Sanskrit Conference, 10-14 January 2022. We are confident that your visit will be rewarding, enjoyable and stimulating.

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