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Shivdasani Conference 2007

Speaker at the Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia Conference
Speaker at the Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia Conference

MP3 and images from the conference are available at http://ochs.org.uk/research/shivdasani-conference-2007

 
The Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies is pleased to announce the Shivdasani Conference – Archaeology and Text: The Temple in South Asia.
 
This conference, to be held at Trinity College, Oxford, on the weekend of 20–21 October, is an attempt at understanding sacred spaces as they came to be defined in the archaeological record from around the latter half of the first millennium BC onwards.
 
It will attempt to bridge the gap that exists between textual studies and archaeology with focus on the Hindu temple.
 
Leading scholars from India, Canada, the USA, Russia, France, Germany, and the UK will be making short presentations. The Conference’s convenors are Prof. Gavin Flood, OCHS Academic Director and Prof. Himanshu Prabha Ray, JNU, New Delhi.
 
The main themes of the Conference are: The Archaeology of the Temple; Texts and Religious Action; Asceticism and the Bhakti Tradition, and; Performance and Text.
 
For more information, including registration details and a full listing of speakers and topics, please click here. MP3s of most of the presentations will also be made available.