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1 | THE XTH DUBROVNIK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SANSKRIT EPICS AND PURANAS - DICSEP 2023

Duration
14 Aug 2023 - 19 Aug 2023
Language
English
Status
REGULAR
Conference directors :
Ivan Andrijanić , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mandakranta Bose , The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
James Fitzgerald , Brown University, Providence, United States
Mislav Ježić , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sven Sellmer , University of Poznan, Poland
McComas Taylor , Australian National University, Australia
Renate Söhnen-Thieme , School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom
Christophe Vielle , Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Conference description:

The Tenth Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Purāṇas will discuss, as in the previous conferences, many aspects of current research on the Sanskrit epics and Purāṇas: critical editing of texts, composition, literary techniques, history of texts, chronology, intertextuality, historical context, religious and mythological contents, relationship of texts to the earlier Vedic and later Tantric texts, the contemporary importance of this tradition, etc.

The participants of the conference will present their current work and research in the field of the Sanskrit Epics and Purāṇas. There will be specialists in all genres of Ancient Indian epic texts, and the exchange of information on their research and results will be beneficent to future work in the field.

The special themes of the conference 2023 will be

  1. Literary genres in epic and Purāṇic literature: Indian and Western categories.
  2. Current work and research on the Sanskrit epics and Purāṇas

The Indian categories mantra and brāhmaṇa, itihāsa, ākhyāna and purāṇa applied to the Vedas, the Mahābhārata, the Rāmayaṇa and the Purāṇas do not simply correspond to Western categories such as myth, lawbook, epic, heroic or hieratic poetry, mythology, etc., but imply some special shades of meaning. However, the Western categories may in some respects be quite useful in the theoretic discourse on Indian works, and in some cases the Indian categories may shed light on the nature of some Western works, from the Illiad, Odyssey or the Theogonia, to more recent works, which may not have been ideally categorized in their own tradition. Comparative study of the Indian and Western works and of different traditions of poetics may show that one understands any culture better in a broader framework, in comparison with other cultures, than remaining closed in the limits of a single culture.

This special theme does not prevent the participants from reporting on their research on other topics.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 

Conference lecturers:
Ivan Andrijanić , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vitus Angermeier , University of Vienna, Austria
Shrikant Bahulkar , Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, India
Greg Bailey , La Trobe University, Australia
Sudha Berry , N/A, N/A
Chandra Bhushan Jha , University of Delhi, India
Francis Brassard , Rochester Institute of Technology, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Simon Brodbeck , University of Cardiff, United Kingdom
Arti Dhand , University of Toronto, Canada
Sanne Dokter - Mersch , University of Leiden, Netherlands
Danielle Feller , University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Sally Goldman , University of California, Berkeley, United States
Robert Goldman , University of California, Berkeley, United States
Dominik Haas , University of Vienna, Austria
Oliver Hellwig , University of Zürich, Switzerland
Mislav Ježić , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Prasad Joshi , Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, India
Georgi Krastev , University of Vienna, Austria
Meenu Krishna , Thakur Vidya Mandir Junior College, India
Krešo Krnic , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Leonid Kulikov , Ghent University, Belgium
Charles Li , University of Hamburg, Germany
Natalia Lidova , Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Olli - Pekka Littunen , University of Leiden, Netherlands
Xiaoqiang Meng , University of Leiden, Netherlands
Iwona Milewska , Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Valters Negribs , University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
Tiziana Pontillo , University of Cagliari, Italy
Marion Rastelli , Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Paola Maria Rossi , University of Milan, Italy
Vinay Sahasrabuddhe , Indian Council for Cultural Relations, India
Sven Sellmer , University of Poznan, Poland
Renate Söhnen-Thieme , School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom
Will Sweetman , University of Otago, New Zealand
Péter Száler , Eötvös Lorand University, Hungary
Przemyslaw Szczurek , University of Wroclaw, Poland
Chikamitsu Taniguchi , University of Tokyo, Japan
McComas Taylor , Australian National University, Australia
Hideki Teshima , Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
Kenneth Valpey , Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, United Kingdom
Christophe Vielle , Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Simon Winant , Ghent University, Belgium
Kexin Zheng , University of Leiden, Netherlands
Attached documents
DICSEP10-Programme.pdf