Saturday, November 30, 2013

Looking at space instead of just surfaces: an interview with Gerald Kozicz

This month, I interview an architect and historian of Buddhist art, who explains how taking into account space can throw new light on the symbolic language of many monuments: see my new blog here.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Assistant Professor for Comparative Philosophy in Leiden

The University in Leiden looks for an assistant professor of Comparative Philosophy.

Please note that Jonathan Silk added, on the Indology mailing list, "what the Academic Director of the Philosophy Institute told me, namely that--despite what the ad may say-- they are looking for someone with a 'specialization in Chinese philosophy and/or Buddhism. Of course some acquaintance with so-called western philosophy would help, but is not necessary. Up till now the vacancy mostly drew historians of western philosophy with an interest in other areas. I’d rather have it the other way around' ".

You can read the ad here.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Reuse of the Laternendecke in Indian, Tibetan, Central Asian art, etc.

The Laternendecke type of ceyling has been initially developed as a practical solution for areas where wood was scarce, but then assumed a symbolic meaning and has been reused in India, Central Asia, China, and in Hindū, Buddhist, Zoroastrian and Islamic contexts. How was this resemantization possible? Read the rest at my new blog, here.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

PhD grant in Buddhist translation studies, University of Vienna

The Institute of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies at the University of Vienna is pleased to invite applications for one PhD grant in Buddhist Translation. Please read the rest at my new blog, here.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pāñcarātra and Vedānta: a long and complicated relation

Why do we find Pāñcarātra first refuted by Vedānta scholars and then defended by other Vedāntins? What happened between the two groups? And what was at stake with Pāñcarātra?
Read the rest at my new post, here.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Yoshimizu, apūrva and a new reading of the Mīmāṃsā schools

There are various differences among the Bhāṭṭa and the Prābhākara schools of Pūrva Mīmāṃsā, respectively founded by Kumārila Bhaṭṭa and Prabhākara Miśra, who possibly lived around the 7th c. AD, but one of the most striking and telling ones is that regarding the concept of apūrva.
Read the rest at my new blog, here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Deputy director at SOAS

SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies) will launch the SOAS South Asia Institute (SAI) in 2014. They also look for a deputy director, as you can read at my new blog, here.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mystical perception, God’s intellectual intuition and normal people’s sense-perception

Is mystical perception (aka yogipratyakṣa) a kind of perception? Can we go without it, if we want to ground religious beliefs?
Read the rest at my new blog, here.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A round table on reuse

The Round Table at the end of the panel on Adaptive Reuse (see here) has been a chance for rethinking almost all the categories we had used until that point (and having to rethink is one of the things I appreciate more in scientific works).
How? Read the rest at my new blog, here.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship on South Asia (also Classical South Asia)

MELLON POSTDOCTORAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP In the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences 2014-2016, read the rest at my new blog, here.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Disciplines, Interdisciplinarity, Multidisciplinarity etc. in Sanskrit (and) Philosophy

If you have ever felt comfortable in one discipline… lucky you!

If not,  please read the rest of this post at my new blog, here.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Text, performance and “entextualization”

What is a text? Is a text opposed to a performance? Or are performances performances of a text? Is there a rigid opposition between written (i.e., closed, fixed) texts and performances?
Read the rest at my new blog, here.
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