Programme IIGRS5 (2013)

The 5th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (IIGRS)

Preliminary Program

Thursday 17th October

Welcome and Information

9:00 – 9:15 Dr. Jessie Pons, Prof. Dr. Sven Bretfeld, Sven Wortmann

Keynote lecture

9:15 – 10:00 Prof. Dr. Johan Elverskog: The Buddha’s Footprint: An Environmental History of Buddhist Asia

Session 1: Intra- and interreligious disputes

10:00 – 10:30 Nicholas Witkowski: Pāṃśukūla as a Standard Practice in the Vinaya

10:30 – 11:00 Tea & Coffee

11:00 – 11:30 Robert Leach: Profit, veneration and fame: The acceptance of the five “knowledges” in traditionalist Brahmanical literature

11:30 – 12:00 Claude Newell-Lesslauer: Śaṅkara and the question whether the (enlightened) renouncer transcends the varṇāśrama-system

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 Dr. Patrick Mc Allister: Why only two ways to knowledge?

14:00 – 14:30 Anand Mishra: Argumenting for Bhakti: A Study of the Bhaktihaṃsa of Viṭṭhalanātha

Session 2: Tantric Buddhism

14:30 – 15:00 Brian A. Picco: Buddhist Vajrayana Tantra and its Origination in the Pancagama Schools of Sanatanadharma

15:30 – 16:00 Tea & Coffee

16:00 – 17:30 Daisy Cheung: Posession (āveśa) in Indian Tantric Buddhism

Friday 18h October

Keynote lecture

9:15 – 10:00 Dr. Stefan Baums: Spreading Buddhism by Land and Sea: New Evidence for the Role of Early Gandhara

Session 3: Philosophy of language

10:00 – 10:30 Akane Saito: Maṇḍanamiśra’s Dispute with Dharmakīrti: Abridgment of Pramāṇavārttika in the Spoṭasiddhi

10:30 – 11:00 Tea & Coffee

11:00 – 11:30 Dr. Marco Ferrante: Vākyapadīya 1.13: Bhartṛhari on the “true activation” of meaning

Session 4: Field work

11:30 – 12:00 Ann-Kathrin Wolf: Text and Space. The Interaction of Vaṃsa-Literature and Relic Places in Sri Lanka

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:00 Carola Erika Lorea: “I am afraid of telling you this, lest you’d be scared shitless!” – The myth of secrecy: studying esoteric traditions of Bengal

14:00 – 14:30 Lisa Wevelsiep: “Buddhism means to help others” – Temple based social projects in Bangladesh

14:30 – 15:00 Tea & Coffee

Session 5: Language – History, Research and Teaching

15:00 – 15:30 Andrew Ollett: Ghosts from the past

15:30 – 16:00 Dr. Yukio Yamanaka: An Interim Report on the DFG-Project: The verb forms in the Pāli canon

16:30 – 17:00 Sven Wortmann: New didactical approaches in the teaching of Tamil

19:00 – Dinner Buffet