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The Vedanta Congress continues its tradition of brining scholars of Indic traditions from India and the West together on a platform regularly. The organizational details of the conference are handled by the Center for Indic Studies of Univ. of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Call for Papers
Conference invites papers from Interested scholars and academics in English, Hindi or Sanskrit in the following areas-
· Various schools of Vedantic philosophy (metaphysics,
knowledge and hermeneutics) and lifeworld
· Science And Technology In Ancient Indian Texts (SATIAIT)
· Interpretation of key texts of Indian intellectual tradition
· Digital libraries, electronic access and search for the texts of
· Yoga and Ayurveda
· Spirituality and science : Vedantic perspective
· Vedanta and interfaith dialogue
· Indian cosmology and psychology - Sankhya Yoga and
· Vedantic pedagogy
· History, Vedanta and Indian culture
· Vedanta and varna system
· Corporate world and Vedanta
· Vedanta and public governance
· Vedanta and music
· Vedanta and consicousness studies
6th International Vedic Workshop 2014;
(7th – 10th, January, 2014)
The International Vedic Workshop is the most prominent get-together of Indologists involved in the study of the Vedas the world over. The 6th International Vedic Workshop will be held in Kozhikode (Calicut) in the southern Indian state of Kerala in India. The previous five International Vedic Workshops were held in Harvard University, USA (in 1989, organized by Prof. Michael Witzel), Kyoto University, Japan (in 1999, organized by Prof. Y. Ikari), Leiden University, The Netherlands (in 2002, organized by Prof. J. Houben and Prof. A. Griffith), University of Texas, Austin, USA (in 2007, organized by Prof. P. Olivelle and Prof. J. Brereton), and Centre for Eurasiatic and Afroasiatic Studies (CEAS), Bucharest, Romania (in 2011, organized by Prof. J. Rotaru). These workshops have already made some major advances in Vedic studies. Also, these workshops have already pointed out and then followed up, several new avenues for Vedic research. The forthcoming workshop strictly focuses on Vedic texts and rituals, their scholarly interpretation, and their traditional performance and has only one track with no parallel sessions. The prospective audience constitutes bona fide scholars of the Vedas and Vedic traditions, traditional scholars (Vaidikas, ritualists, and also scholars of Mimamsa), practitioners of Veda, Sanskrit scholars, Veda enthusiasts, writers specialised in Veda etc. One of the main attractions of 2014 episode of the Vedic Workshop will be the physical presence of Veda chanting experts and their demonstration of Veda chanting. Also, the experts will be available for the scholars to "interview". They include the highly skilled Veda chanters from the two Kerala Schools of Rigveda, chanters from different Yajurveda schools in Kerala, and from the rare Kerala school of Saamaveda. Listening to and gaining from the practical knowledge / experience of / these experts will add value to the usual (theoretical) deliberations in the workshop.
All participants, irrespective of the their membership on various committees, are requested to register by paying registration fees.
1. Workshop registration fee for foreign delegates (including attendees and paper presenters): US$120 (this includes only lunch and two tea-snacks on each of the four days plus a booklet of the abstracts).
2. Workshop registration fee for Indian delegates (including attendees and paper presenters): Rs. 6000 (this includes only lunch and two tea-snacks on each of the four days plus a booklet of the abstracts).
3. Special Conference registration fee for one day (offered only to Kerala-based research scholars and other students who wish to just attend and not to present papers): Rs. 1250 (for the lunch and two tea-snacks for the day). However, all Kerala-based research scholars and students whose papers have been selected for presentation in the workshop need to necessarily register themselves by paying Rs. 6000.
Last date of registration: 7th December, 2013
Call for papers
The workshop committee calls for papers and proposals in, or related to, the following areas:
Studies: Case studies
are typically descriptions of a given situation of an application of Veda.
Names of organizations / actors can be kept anonymous to maintain
confidentiality. Case studies will be presented by the authors at the
workshop. Typical length is about 5000-6000 words. All reviewed and accepted
case studies will be considered for publication in the International Vedic
The workshop strictly focuses on Vedas with special attention to
Paper proposals that do qualify strict international scholarly standards in the focused areas are invited (see important dates below). A committee of international Vedic scholars, headed by Prof. Michael Witzel, will make the final selection of papers to be presented, totally 40+ in number.
Full papers submitted after 1st November, 2013, will not be considered for inclusion in the workshop proceedings.
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