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Conference/Symposium - USA & Canada

Symposium: Jain Art and Ritual - From Antiquity to Modernity

Yale University, Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 211
320 York Street,
New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Nov 13, 2009 To Nov 14, 2009


Detail: A Symposium organized with the support of the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund, the South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Center and the Hixon Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University.

The following papers will be delivered:

Julia Hegewald, Manchester University on `Visualizing Jaina Pilgrimage: Sacred centres, temple cities and tirtha patas’;
Robert del Bonta, Independent scholar on` Illustrating Victorious Lives, Jaina Narrative Painting’;
Catherine Asher on University of Minnesota on ` From Antiquity to Modernity: Jains and their Images on the Move’;
John Cort, Dennison University on `Situating Darshan: Seeing the Digambar Jina Icon in 18 and 19th Century North India’;
Whitney Kelting, Northeastern University on `Jain Stavan and the Imagination of a Jain Landscape’;
Hawon Ku, Institute of South Asian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul on `Sacred Space in the Modern and Contemporary Shatrunjaya Pata’;
Phyllis Granoff Yale University on `The Enchantment of Beauty: Some Jain Reflections on Art’;
Tamara Sears, Yale University on `The 'Jackal-like Jains' of Southern Gopaksetra: Archaeological Traces in the Rural Periphery’;
Dipti Khera , Columbia University on `Painted Travel Invitations, Poems, and Singing about Urban locales: Visualizing Udaipur within Jain vijnaptipatras and gajals in the mid 18th-early 19th century’.
Vidya Dehejia Columbia University; Osmund Bopearachchi, CNRs, Yale University; and Sonya Quintanilla, San Diego Museum of Art will also be delivering papers and Nalini Balbir, University of Paris, Sorbonne will give the keynote lecture.

Site URL: http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/southasia/jain/



Further Details:
Symposium Schedule:
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
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5:00pm - KEYNOTE LECTURE
Nalini Balbir, University of Paris, Sorbonne
The Kalpasutra Network Revisited: Text, Commentaries, Manuscripts and Manuscript Paintings

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
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8:30-9:00am - COFFEE & WELCOME

9:00-10:30am
John Cort, Dennison University
Situating Darshan: Seeing the Digambar Jina Icon in 18 and 19th Century North India

Catherine Asher, University of Minnesota
North Indian Jains in the Contemporary World: Temples Newly Built

Hawon Ku, Institute of South Asian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul
Sacred Space in the Modern and Contemporary Satruñjaya Pata

10:30-11:00am - COFFEE

11:00-12:00
Whitney Kelting, Northeastern University
Jain Stavan and the Imagination of a Jain Landscape

Dipti Khera, Columbia University
Painted Travel Invitations, Poems, and Singing about Urban Locales: Visualizing Udaipur within Jain vijñaptipatras and Gajals in the Mid 18th-early 19th Century

12:00-1:30pm - LUNCH

1:30-3:00pm
Julia Hegewald, Manchester University
Visualizing Jaina Pilgrimage: Sacred Centres, Temple Cities and Tirtha Patas

Robert del Bonta, Independent scholar
Illustrating Victorious Lives, Jaina Narrative Painting

Elena Preda, Independent Scholar
The Contribution of Jain art to the Sirohi School of Painting

3:00-3:30pm - COFFEE

3:30-5:00pm
Phyllis Granoff, Yale University
Bewitching Beauty: Some Jain Reflections on Art

Janice Leoshko, University of Texas at Austin
'Artfully Carved’: Jain Imagery in Orissa

Tamara Sears, Yale University
The 'Jackal-like Jains' of Southern Gopak?etra: Archaeological Traces in the Rural Periphery

5:00-5:30pm - GENERAL DISCUSSION


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