2 / THE EIGHTH DUBROVNIK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SANSKRIT EPICS AND PURANAS (DICSEP 8)


11 – 16 September 2017   print this page

Conference organizers:

Ivan Andrijanić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Mislav Ježić, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Mandakranta Bose, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

James Fitzgerald, Brown University Providance, Rhode Island, United States

Alf Hiltebeitel, The George Washington University, United States

Petteri Koskikallio, IASS Felow, Helsinki, Finland

Sven Sellmer, University of Poznan, Poland

McComas Taylor, Australian National University, Australia

Renate Söhnen-Thieme, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom

Christophe Vielle, Institut Orientaliste, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


Conference description:

The Eighth Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Puranaas will discuss many aspects of current research on the Sanskrit Epics and Puranas: critical editing of epic and Puranic texts, composition, literary techniques, history of texts, chronology, intertextuality, historical context, mythological contents, relationship of texts to the earlier Vedic and later Tantric texts, relationship of texts to Buddhist, Jaina and other non-Brahmanical traditions, the contemporary importance of this tradition, computer tools for research of Sanskrit texts, etc. The special theme of this conference will be: Locating and dating of texts or manuscripts, the regions and time of their origin, locating and dating of their contents. However, other papers on current work and research on the Sanskrit epics and Puranas, if the abstracts are accepted by the International Board, will also be admitted.