Guest Lectures

Dr Emmanuel Francis (EHESS-CNRS, Centre d’étude de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud, Paris)
Ellis and the Legend of the Cowpox: a Pious Fraud in Early 19th c. Madras or How to Convince Indians to Accept Jennerian Vaccination
Friday 31st January, 5.00pm, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Prof. Francesco Sferra (Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli)
Workshop on the Vajrāmṛtatantra (CUL Or. 158)
Monday January 20th, 10.30am-1pm, room 8, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Dr James Hegarty (Cardiff University)
From the Himalayas to the Deep South: New Directions in the Study and Translation of the Manuscripts of the Sanskrit
Wednesday 27th November 2013, 4.00pm, room 214, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Prof. Dr Jürgen Hanneder (Philipps-Universität Marburg)
To Edit or not to Edit. Observations Based on Recent Editions of Kashmirian Sanskrit Texts
Thursday 17th October, 5.00 pm, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Prof. Chettiarhodi Rajendran (University of Calicut)
Demystifying Poetry—The Hermeneutic principles of Mahimabhaṭṭa
8th May 2013, 3.00pm, room 314, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Dr Marco Franceschini (University of Bologna)
The Making of a Study of Grantha Script
16th April 2013, 5.00pm, room 8 & 9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Dr Gergely Hidas (Budapest, Hungary),
Dhāraṇī Scriptures and Manuscripts
7th November, 5.00pm, room L1, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Dr Elisa Freschi (Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Centre for Studies in Asian Cultures and Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Rule-extension strategies in Mīmāṃsā, Śrautasūtra (and Vyākaraṇa): tantra and prasaṅga
1st November 2012, 11.30am, room 313, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Prof. Timothy Lubin (Washington and Lee University)
An Early Sectarian Adaptation of Manu’s Social Model: Chapter 11 of the Śivadharmaśāstra Edited from Cambridge University Manuscripts
28th June 2012, 5pm, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Dr Eva Wilden (Ecole Française d’Extreme Orient, Paris – Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg)
The Afterlife of a Mackenzie Manuscript or How Tiruvaḷḷuvar Brought the Cankam to England
31st May 2012, 12am, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Florinda De Simini, M.A. (Università di Napoli “l’Orientale” – Università degli Studi di Torino)
Preliminary observations on a critical edition of the Śivadharma corpus: the Nepalese tradition
24th May, 12pm, room 314, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.
Religious environments and the use of manuscripts:
a case study from Indian religious traditions

22nd May, 5pm, rooms 8-9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Prof. Francesco Sferra (Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli)
Apropos of Some Late Indian Buddhist Manuscripts kept in the Cambridge University Library
13th March 2012, 5pm, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Dr Andrea Acri (National University of Singapore & Australian National University)
Rare Old Javanese Manuscripts in the UK
5th March 2012, 5pm, room 313, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Prof. Harunaga Isaacson (University of Hamburg)
Bendall and beyond: Cataloguing the (Buddhist) Sanskrit Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library.
27th January 2012, 3 pm, room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Ms Juan Wu (PhD student, Department of Religious Studies, Cardiff University)
Ajātaśatruparidāpitāvadāna of the Kalpadrumāvadānamālā (MS Add.1590):
Some Preliminary Notes

6th December 2011, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge

Dr Dominic Goodall (Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient, Paris)
Palaeography and the Oldest Surviving Śaiva Tantra:
the Niśvāsatattvasaṃhitā

5th December 2011, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge