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Sanskrit Traditions in the Modern World

Sanskrit Traditions in the Modern World (STIMW) is a forum for the discussion of the Sanskrit traditions of South Asia, and the texts and cultures that have risen out of them. It brings together established and rising academics for the focused examination of research pertaining to various aspects of South Asia’s rich Sanskrit religious and intellectual culture. It thereby seeks to sustain and build upon the long history of scholarship in this important area of study. 

STIMW 2020 will take place in Oxford on Friday 29 May, at the Sutro Room, Trinity College.

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Papers are presented by leading scholars in the field as well as by research students. Papers are pre-circulated so that participants can read them before the seminar to ensure the best possible use of discussion time.  Papers are therefore not read out at the seminar itself but instead briefly introduced by the chair who will then raise questions to the paper-giver, before opening the discussion.

Papers should be no longer than 20 A4 pages, including notes and references. To facilitate discussion for those short of reading time, paper-givers should provide a one-page abstract of the key argument of the paper, along with their paper.  Please include your email address for further feedback.

Deadlines for submission

Paper proposals of no more than 1 A4 page should be sent to by 27 March.