Category Archives: conferences

End of semester and back to research

It is strange to look back at my last post, in which I sing the praises of the Slow Professor and rejoice in managing to keep up a weekly research day! That didn’t last very long: first marking hit, then … Continue reading

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“Translating Buddhism” conference

My head is still whirring from last week’s conference on “Translating Buddhism” at York St John University. The conference was wonderfully stimulating, as well as warm and collegial, and I left with plenty of new ideas and reflections, as well … Continue reading

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What makes a perfect conference?

This weekend I attended the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions in Cardiff, which this year had the theme of narrative. It was, I think, the best conference I have ever attended. And before you object that I am just saying … Continue reading

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A whole weekend of Indological fun!

The past week has seen a huge flurry of Asian Religions events here at New College, centering around the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which was held over the weekend. It was great fun seeing so many familiar faces and … Continue reading

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CFP: Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions

I am delighted to announce the call for papers for the 40th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which will be held in Edinburgh on 10th-12th April 2015, is now live. The theme this year is ‘dialogue’, by which we mean … Continue reading

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IABS Congress: exploring Indian Buddhist narrative genres

Last week I was in Vienna for the Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies. It was a great location – right in the centre of the city, surrounded by beautiful buildings and tempting coffeehouses – and we were … Continue reading

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On the importance of studying the history of religions – reflections from the EASR/BASR conference

Last week I attended the European Association for the Study of Religions / British Association for the Study of Religions conference at Liverpool Hope University. I found no shortage of interesting papers and very much enjoyed my time. However, I … Continue reading

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