Indological Connections between Paris and Chicago

Organized by Whitney Cox (University of Chicago) and Isabelle Ratié (Sorbonne Nouvelle)

March 10, 2016
The University of Chicago Center in Paris
6, rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris

9h25-9h30 – Welcome address

PANEL 1: HISTORIES
9h30-10h15 – WHITNEY COX (University of Chicago): Three ways to read Coḻa inscriptions: apropos of the succession crisis of 1070-74
10h15-11h – EMMANUEL FRANCIS (CNRS – CEIAS): Praśasti to Meykkīrtti: Royal Eulogy in Ancient Tamil Nadu
11h15-12h – ARLO GRIFFITHS (EFEO): Towards the publication of a corpus of the Pyu inscriptions of ancient Burma and the decipherment of the Pyu language (Tibeto-Burman)

PANEL 2: SPECULATIVE THOUGHT
12h00-12h45 – GARY TUBB (University of Chicago): Revisiting the dream metaphor in early Vedānta
14h15-15h – ISABELLE RATIÉ (Sorbonne Nouvelle): In search of Utpaladeva’s lost Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛti: an account of the latest discoveries

PANEL 3: TEXTUAL CULTURES
15h-15h45 – JÉRÔME PETIT (BNF): For a history of the catalogues of Indian manuscripts in Paris
16h-16h45 – NALINI BALBIR (Sorbonne Nouvelle): The Paris Jain manuscripts in context: collectors and collections
16h45-17h30 – THIBAUT D’HUBERT (University of Chicago): The Jesuits and the Interpreter: Studying languages in 18th-century Bengal

17h30-18h – Final discussion


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