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 Language as a Way of Salvation
Thursday the 8th, 8.30-13 sine tempore, chair: Marco Ferrante
• 8.30-8.35, Camillo Formigatti and Elena Mucciarelli, General Introduction.
• 8.35-8.40, Marco Ferrante, Introduction to the Panel.
• 8.40-9.20, Paolo Visigalli (University of Cambridge), How can I get a cow just by saying “cow”? an exploration into the power of language in ancient India.
• 9.20-10, Enrico Giulia, The Japanese Polyglots of Salvation: Miwa-ryū and its multilinguistic approach.
• 10-10.40, Marco Ferrante, Language, Salvation and their Relation: the soteriological goal according to the ancient Indian grammarians.
10.40-11, coffee break
• 11-11.40, Marco Lauri, Three ways to happiness. Arabic language and its paths to salvation.
• 11.40-12.20, Priya Darshini Swamy (University of Leiden), One Language is Not Enough: The Use of Sanskrit Among Hindus in Amsterdam.
• 12.20-13, Roberta Amato (Archivio di Stato di Venezia), Language as a sign of the times in Timor-Leste. The perception of the Portuguese language as salvation between politics and religious belief.
1.2 The Development Question in South Asia: Policies and Processes
Thursday the 8th, 14.15-17.20, chair: Matilde Adduci
• 14.15-14.20, Paola Cagna, Introduction to the Panel.
• 14.20-15, Daniela Bevilacqua, Divine Enterprise, the intime relationship between new Hindu religious organisations, Hindu nationalism and power élites.
• 15-15.40, Paola Cagna, The Self-Help groups movement between poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment: a case study from South India.
15.40-16, coffee break
• 16-16.40, Valentina Prosperi, Casual migrant workers in the construction industry in India. Gender dimension.
• 16.40-17.20, Simona Lanzoni, Women, empowerment and microcredit.
17.20-17.30, coffee break
1.3 Round-table on History and Historiography
Universalist theories in past, present and research. Or: How autopoietic was primitive communism?
Thursday the 8th, 17.30-19.30, chair: Mark Schneider (university of Hamburg)
2.1 “Indigenous” grammars
Friday the 9th 8.30-13, chair: Giovanni Ciotti (university of Cambridge)
• 8.30-8.35, Giovanni Ciotti Introduction to the Panel.
• 8.35-9.25, Philomen Probert (University of Oxford), Underlying forms and derivations in ancient Greek theory of prosody.
• 9.20-10.15, Maria Piera Candotti (University of Lausanne) and Tiziana Pontillo (University of Cagliari), Linguistic layers and their role in structuring Pāṇini’s grammar.
10.15-10.30, coffee break
• 10.30-11.20, Christian Pallone, Japanese grammatical traditions.
• 11.20-12.10, Stefano Seminara (Pontificio Istituto Biblico â” Rome), Sumerian grammatical traditions.
• 12.10-13, Carlo Vessella, Greek grammatical traditions.
• 14.15-15, Artemij Keidan, The Syntax of the simple sentence.
2.2 Round table on Borrowing representational devices across language speculation
What happens when representational devices developed by a tradition to describe a language A are employed to describe a language B?
Friday the 9th 15-17, chair: Giovanni Ciotti
• 15-15.30, Introductory speech, Luca Alfieri, A Contribution to the History of the Concept of Root.
• 15.30-17, Open Discussion
17-17.15, coffee break
2.3 Narratives in South Asian philosophical texts
Friday the 9th 17.15-19.30, chair: Daniele Cuneo
• 17.15-17.20, Daniele Cuneo, Introduction to the Panel.
• 17.20-18.10, Robert Leach (University of Edinburgh), Textual Deference: Philosophy in the Spandapradīpikā.
• 18.10-19, Kate Wharton (Research Assistant to the Revd Canon Guy Wilkinson), The Teacher as Mother of Midwife? A Comparison of Brahmanical and Socratic Methods of Education.
• 19-19.30, Open Discussion
3.1 The relevance of texts for the study of art
Saturday the 10th 8.30-11.20, chair: Elisa Ganser
• 8.30-8.35, Elisa Ganser, Introduction to the Panel.
• 8.35-9.25, Ciro Lo Muzio, Written sources versus material record: some views on a thorny issue.
• 9.25-10.15, Felix Otter (University of Heidelberg), Vastuvidyā between text and practice: Some considerations.
10.15-10.30, coffee break
• 10.30-11.20, Anna Tosato (University of Mysore), The Use of Traditional Texts in the Interpretation of Dance Sculptures (Nāṭyaśāstra-s, Śilpaśāstra-s and Vāstusūtra Upaniṣad).
11.20-11.35, coffee break
3.2 Round Table on Present Results and Further Goals
Saturday the 10th, 11.35-12.35, chair: Elena Mucciarelli and Cristina Bignami
For further info, abstracts and additional bibliography: http://asiatica.wikispaces.com
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