Apr 14 2012

♦ Dharma Pātañjala

Andrea Acri, Dharma Pātañjala; A Śaiva Scripture from Ancient Java Studied in the Light of Related Old Javanese and Sanskrit Texts, Egbert Forsten 2012, pp. xviii + 706. Gonda Indological Series XVI The book presents an edition, English translation and study of the Dharma Pātañjala, a previously unpublished Old Javanese-Sanskrit Śaiva scripture transmitted through a single palm-leaf codex […]


Dec 5 2011

♦ Fund-finding campain for “Digital Dharma” a documentary on E. Gene Smith

Today I have received an email from my friend Lara Maconi concerning a fund-finding campain for a documentary on E. Gene Smith (here some among the principal obituaries from newspapers: The Economist, The NY Times, The Telegraph, The Washington Post). Althought the documentary is almost completed, few but essential things are still to be done. The […]


Nov 24 2011

♦ A new tool for monitorizing how many people come across this blog and from where

The particular contents of this blog, and the fact that I add more or less only one post per month, are two relevant factors that contribute, on the one side, to select the visitors on the basis of their interests and, on the other side, to keep the number of visitors low. Indeed, and of […]


Sep 5 2011

♦ The Fifth International Vedic Workshop

The Centre for Eurasiatic and Afroasiatic Studies (CEAS), Bucharest organizes: The Fifth International Vedic Workshop Hotel Novotel, sala Paris Rive Droite, Bucharest 20.09.2011 – 11 papers 9.00-11.00 official opening: Sarvaśākhāsamanvayam vaidikamaṅgalam    addresses by the organizers: Michael Witzel, Shrikant S. Bahulkar, Jan E. M. Houben 11.00-11.30 coffee break 11.30-13.00 – plenary session: 3 papers MODERATOR: […]


Aug 3 2011

♦ The Coffee Break Conference — 2

The following is the agenda, kindly sent via mail by Elisa Freschi, of: The Study of South Asia: between Antiquity and Modernity: Parallels and Comparisons. The Coffee Break Conference — 2 (8-10 September 2011) Where: Institute of Oriental Studies, Caserma Sani, via Principe Amedeo 182b (Underground “Vittorio”), Rome 1 1.1  Language as a Way of […]


Dec 10 2010

♦ 50 years of Lokāyata

For commemorating the 50 years of D. Chattopadhyaya’s Lokāyata, the Asiatic Society of Bengal organized a seminar in Calcutta, November 24-25, 2010. The following was the programme (one click on each image to enlarge):


Aug 15 2010

♦ 12th Seminar of the IATS

Sunday August 15th – Saturday 21st August 2010 At the 11th Seminar of International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS) meeting, the board of the IATS accepted the Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia’s invitation to host the 12th Seminar. It is with great pleasure that I now extend the invitation and submission […]


Jun 20 2010

♦ Journée d’études transdisciplinaire: “La relation maître-disciple”

The following is the available program of the Journée d’études transdisciplinaire: Journée d’études transdisciplinaire organisée par Aurélie Névot 29 juin 2010 Centre d’Études Himalayennes (CNRS-UPR 299) Salle de conférences, rez-de-chaussée 7, rue Guy Môquet 94801 Villejuif Cedex http://www.vjf.cnrs.fr/himalaya/fr/planvjf.htm La relation maître-disciple Approches transdisciplinaires sur la nature et les voies de la transmission THÉMATIQUE Lors de […]


Jun 18 2010

♦ Rāmāyaṇa: Reinterpretation in Asia

Rāmāyaṇa: Reinterpretation in Asia International conference, 17-18 July 2010 Asian civilization Museum Ngee Ann Auditorium, ACM Empress Place (Basement) 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555. This international Rāmāyaṇa conference will examine the retelling and manifestation of the epic in diverse ancient and modern textual traditions, visual and performing arts as well as popular cultures of Asia. […]


Apr 30 2010

♦ Center for Chinese Studies, Research Grant Program 2011

The Center for Chinese Studies is accepting applications for the CCS Research Grant Program 2011. 1. The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) has the following provisions for its research grant program. 2. This program is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, […]