2 / 4Th Dubrovnik International Conference On The Sanskrit Epics And Puranas (Dicsep 4)

5 – 10 September 2005        Send to printer

Conference organizers

Mislav Ježić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Peter Schreiner, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Gregory Millett Bailey, La Trobe University, Australia
James Fitzgerald, Brown University Providance, Rhode Island, United States
Petteri Koskikallio, IASS Felow, Helsinki, Finland

Conference description:

FOURTH DUBROVNIK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SANSKRIT EPICS AND PURA.AS (DICSEP 4)September 5-10, 2005 DUBROVNIK, CROATIASECOND CIRCULAR During DICSEP 3 in September 2002, the participants agreed that the fourth conference should be held in September 2005. The Fourth Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Pura.as continues the tradition of DICSEP 1, 2 and 3. As in the previous conferences, the papers which are offered will discuss many aspects of contemporary research on the Sanskrit epics and Pura.as: 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 special theme of the 2005 conference will be Parallels and Comparisons. The proceedings of the DICSEP conference are edited by the international Editorial Committee and published by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. THEMES OF THE 2005 CONFERENCE 1. Parallels and Comparisons in the Sanskrit Epics and Pura.as 2. Current Work and Research on the Epics and the Pura.as TIME-TABLE The work of the conference will be organized in sessions for the presentation of papers and in workshops on related topics. In response to the generally expressed wish of participants in DICSEP I, 2 and 3, the conference will be run without any parallel sections, as this encourages the fullest participation. The conference will open on the morning of Monday September 5, 2005, and close on Saturday evening September 10. Participants should plan to arrive by the evening of Sunday, September 4, and plan their departures on the following Sunday, September 11, or later. The working time of the conference will be 9 am - 1 pm and 17 pm 19 pm, with breaks for coffee, on every day except the excursion day. The expected total time allowed for presentation of a paper will be 30 minutes: papers should be limited to 20 minutes to allow time for discussion. During the conference two business meetings will be held over afternoon tea or early evening drinks. REGISTRATION The registration fee (covering administration costs, mailing costs, programme printing costs and coffee at the conference) is: after April 1, 2005 .......................100 EUR Registration fees can still be paid: direct (preferably by money order) to the Zagreb bank:Zagrebačka banka d. d. Zagreb, Paromlinska 2, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia SWIFT code: ZABAHR2X, for Hrvatsko filozofsko drutvo / Croatian Philosophical Society, DICSEP (the matrix No., if asked for: 3251594), bank account No. 2500 - 2400028375. or by cheque to:Hrvatsko filozofsko drutvo / Croatian Philosophical Society, Krčka 1, 10 000 Zagreb, for Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Pura.as, Information about payment, Registration Form and any other communications about registration, cancellation or alteration, should be sent to Mrs. Klara Gnc-Moačanin or Dr. Mislav Jeić (adresses below). In case of cancellation before July 1, 2005, 80 % of the registration fee will be refunded. PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS These are the papers so far accepted by the International Board for DICSEP4: Allen, Nick: The Hanging Man. A comparative view Banik Pal, Supriya: Consorts of Pancapa..avas a comprehensive study Barois, Christelle: Following the tracks of the wise Upamanyu, paśupata master Bhowmik, Anasuya: A New manuscript on Rama story & its relation to Valmikis Epic. Brinkhaus, Horst: The Pura.aization of the Nepalese Mahatmya Literature Brodbeck, Simon: The Social Climbers in the Mahabharata Bronkhorst, Johannes: Renunciation in the Rajadharmaparvan Cosi, Vita Antonella: The Importance of Contextual Analysis in Studies of Similes: The case of the Śiśupala episode in the Mahabharata Couture, Andr: The reception of K...a's Childhood according to three Jaina Sanskrit texts De Clercq, Eva: The Jain Hariva.śa tradition Dejenne, Nicolas: Paraśurama, Torchbearer of a Regenerated Bharatin a Contemporary Rewriting of his Narratives Feller, Danielle: The power to fly: the rise and fall of divine generations in the Epics Gőnc-Moačanin, Klara: Epic vs. Buddhist Literature: the case of Vidhurapa..itajataka Jeić, Mislav: The tri..ubh hymn in the Bhagavadgita in context Koskikallio, Petteri: Indra, K...a and the mountain: A ritual shift according to the Indrayajna-Govardhana episode Magnone, Paolo: Tejas Mythologemes in the Pura.as Malinar, Angelika: Yoga and lordship: On theistic Yoga in the Bhagavadgita Rohlman, Elisabeth Mary: On Religion, Literature and Geography: Regional and Trans-regional Narrative Traditions in the Sarasvati Pura.a Sellmer, Sven: The Semantics of the Mental in the Mahabharata. Methodological Considerations in the Light of Similar Problems in Homeric Studies Serbaeva, Olga: Yoginis in Śaiva pura.as. The conceptualization of the feminine Simson, Georg von: The lunar character of Balarama / Samkar.a.a Shnen-Thieme, Renate: Buddhist tales in the Mahabharata? (..yaś.nga) Schmcker, Marcus: TheVi..upura.a as a source for Ve.katanathas Nyayasiddhanjana Szczurek, Przemysław: Dharmaraja and Dhammaraja. Remarks on Yudhi..hiras dilemmas before the great battle in the Mahabharata Tokunaga, Muneo: Vedic Exegesis and Epic Poetry: A note on atrapy udaharanti Valpey, Kenneth: Restructured Ritual in the Bhagavata Pura.a: Some Parallels and Perpendiculars to the Mahabharata Vassilkov, Yaroslav: Epic mahabhaga Viethsen, Andreas: Vish.u's Descent in Hariva.śa 40-45 Yokochi, Yuko: K...a as the Seventh Child of Devaki The announced workshops and their conveners: 1. Translating the Sanskrit Epics and Pura.as Brockington, JohnBrockington, MaryFitzgerald, JamesSchreiner, Peter Bailey, Greg 2. Buddhism and the Mahabharata Bailey, GregFitzgerald, JamesHiltebeitel, Alfred The final time-table with the abstracts will be prepared before the conference. It will be sent to you by e-mail in advance, and you will receive the printed booklet at the conference.TRAVEL Dubrovnik can be reached by air via Zagreb, by sea from Split or Rijeka in Croatia, or from Bari in Italy, and by land -by bus or car along the Croatian coast. There is a highway from Zagreb to Split, and beyond this it is under construction. ACCOMMODATION The Inter-University Centre has advised us to use the services of the Gulliver Travel d. o. o. agency this year. If some of you have contacted the Atlas agency, you can continue making your arrangements with them. If you prefer to contact hotels directly, you can do it. Most of them have their web pages. However, we have asked the Gulliver Travel agency to book a batch of rooms for the participants of DICSEP 4. For most of you it can be the simplest way to book your room. The address of the Gulliver Travel agency is: Mrs. Marina Raić MICE Department Meetings Incentives Conventions Events GULLIVER Travel d.o.o. - World of TUI Obala S. Radića 32, Dubrovnik, Croatia Tel. +385 20 410-818 Fax.+385 20 410 899 e-mail: mice@gulliver.hr web: www.gulliver.hr The information about the hotels and prices in the last circular was only approximate. We would strongly advise you to book your accommodation as soon as possible, because Dubrovnik can be quite full at the time of the conference. At this moment there were no rooms available in the hotels Argentina and Excelsior. It does not mean that some will not be freed later if somebody cancels a reservation. We were able to make provisional reservations for the hotels Lero and Bellevue, which were most asked for last time because of their prices and location, and to find out that the newly restored hotel Hilton Imperial (the old Hotel Imperial) still has free rooms. Accommodation can also be booked in private houses, therefore we quote these prices too. The prices on the basis of bed / breakfast arrangement, according to Gulliver Travel d. o. o., are as following: a) Hotel Lero single room, bed/breakfast ...........................EUR 59.00 per person/day double room, bed/ breakfast ..........................EUR 41.00 per person/day b) Hotel Bellevue single room, bed/breakfast, ...........................EUR 71.00 per person/day double room, bed/breakfast, .........................EUR 53.00 per person/day c) Hotel Hilton Imperial double room, single use, bed/breakfast.........EUR 215.00 per person/day d) Accommodation in private houses double room, single use, bed/breakfast.........EUR 41.00 per person/day double room, two persons, bed/breakfast......EUR 21.00 per person/day EXCURSION On Thursday 8th September we plan a boat trip for participants to therenaissance Arboretum of Trsteno and to the island of ipan. The offer of the Adriana Travel agency, the services of which we enjoyed at the previous conference, is 250.00 HRK, i. e. approximately EURO 35 per person. It includes the trip and a full meal and drink as last time. We hope that you will all enjoy it. CONFERENCE VENUE The conference will take place at the Inter-University Centre, Don Frane Bulića 4, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia. tel. +385 20 413 626, fax +385 20 413 628 e-mail: iuc@iuc.hr SOCIAL PROGRAMME During the conference a boat trip (including lunch) is planned. See above. A guided tour of the city will be organized for all interested participants and accompanying persons. PUBLICATION OF THE PAPERS The proceedings of the Third DICSEP (Proceedings of the Third Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Pura.as), edited by Petteri Koskikallio, will hopefully be published before DICSEP4 by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. For the publication of the proceedings of the next conference we shall appreciate any financial support that participants can secure in their institutions or countries, as has been done with the proceedings of the DICSEP 1 by the University of Oslo and the University of Zrich, and the proceedings of the DICSEP 3 by the University of Oslo. It is very helpful for the success of our application for financial support from the Ministry of science, education and sport of Croatia, which provides the largest financial subvention. REGISTRATION FORM (for late-comers who want to attend the conference as auditors) (To be sent to the Croatian Local Committee which will forward it to themembers of the International Board)Name: Permanent address: Telephone: Fax: E-mail: Do you expect to be unavailable at this address for any long period before the conference? Please, supply details when known, and an address for correspondence immediately before the conference, if applicable: Please, complete / delete as appropriate: Please, register me for the DICSEP 2005 conference YES NO Please, retain my name on your mailing list YES NO I have sent the conference fee of.......... to the Croatian Philosophical Society by means of...................................................................................................... I will ask Gulliver Travel d. o. o. agency to arrange accommodation for me in due course YES NO I will make my own arrangements about accommodation YES NO I will inform the conference organizers of the dates of my arrival and departure when known. Date: Signature: .......................... ................................

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