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Dear Colleagues, We would like to inform you of the below upcoming conference: Around Abhinavagupta Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the 9th to the 11th Centuries Leipzig, June 7-10, 2013 Conference Venue: Senatssaal des Rektorats der Universität Leipzig, Ritterstraße 26, 04109 Leipzig Conveners: Eli Franco and Isabelle Ratié, Institute of Indology and Central Asian Studies, Leipzig University Program Friday, June 7 18:00-20:00 Get Together Saturday, June 8 09:15-09:30 Welcome Address by the President of the Saxon Academy of Sciences, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer 09:30-10:15 Opening Lecture Michael Witzel (Harvard University) Kashmiri Brahmins under the Karkota, Utpala and Lohara Dynasties, 625-1101 CE Section 1: Abhinavagupta and the Shaiva Philosophy of Kashmir 10:15-11:00 Lyne Bansat-Boudon (École Pratique des Hautes Études) The World on Show, or Sensibility in Disguise: Philosophical and Aesthetic Issues in a Stanza by Abhinavagupta (Tantrāloka I 332, Locana ad I 13) 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:15 Raffaele Torella (University of Rome, La Sapienza) A Vaiṣṇava Paramādvaita in Tenth-century Kashmir? Vāmanadatta and his Saṃvitprakāśa 12:15-13:00 John Nemec (University of Virginia) Amūrtatva and Materiality in Pratyabhijñā Philosophy 15:00-15:45 Mrinal Kaul (Concordia University, Montréal/University of Naples, L’Orientale) Can a Reflected Image Exist Separately Outside the Mirror? An Exploration into Abhinavagupta’s Theory of Reflection Section 2: Abhinavagupta and the Poetics of Kashmir 15:45-16:30 Somdev Vasudeva (Kyoto University) Lakṣaṇam aparyālocitābhidhānam: The Dispute Between Śobhākara and Ruyyaka 16:30-17:00 Coffee Break 17:00-17:45 Daniele Cuneo (Cambridge University) The Culmination of ‘Kashmirian’ Sanskrit Aesthetics: Jayaratha’s Vimarśinī on Ruyyaka’s Alaṃkārasarvasva Sunday, June 9 Section 2: Abhinavagupta and the Poetics of Kashmir (continued) 09:30-10:15 David Shulman (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Anandavardhana and Abhinavagupta on the Limits of rasadhvani: A Reading of DhvA 3.43 10:15-11:00 Yigal Bronner (Hebrew University, Jerusalem) Udbhaṭa and the Dawn of Kashmiri Poetics 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:15 Judit Törzsök (University of Lille III) Theatre, Acting and the Image of the Actor in Abhinavagupta’s Tantric Sources 12:15-13:00 Elisa Ganser (École Pratique des Hautes Études) Elements of Ritual Speculation in the Abhinavabhāratī 13:00-15:00 Lunch Break Section 3: Buddhists, Naiyāyikas and Grammarians of Kashmir 15:00-15:45 Larry McCrea (Cornell University) Abhinavagupta as an Intellectual Historian of Buddhism 15:45-16:30 Vincent Eltschinger (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna) Whose Insight Did Śaṅkaranandana Provide with Adornment? More Light on the prajñālaṅkāra Monday, June 10 Section 3: Buddhists, Naiyāyikas and Grammarians of Kashmir (continued) 09:30-10:15 Alessandro Graheli (University of Vienna) Jayanta and Abhinavagupta on the Contextual Principle of tātparya 10:15:11:00 Shinya Moriyama (Shinshu University) Utpaladeva and Bhāsarvajña: A Comparison between their Refutations of the Sāṃkhya Theory of Causation and Soteriology 11:00-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:15 Eli Franco (Leipzig University) Bhāsarvajña and Prajñākaragupta 12:15-13:00 Vincenzo Vergiani (University of Cambridge) Canonising the Vākyapadīya: The Sense and Purpose of Helārāja’s Commentarial Project 13:00-15:00 Lunch Break Section 4: Pandits of Kashmir and the Transition of Buddhism to Tibet 15:00-15:45 Chizuko Yoshimizu (Tsukuba University) Transmission of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and the Prasannapadā to Tibet from Kashmir 15:45-16:30 Orna Almogi (Hamburg University) Tantric Scriptures in the rNying ma rgyud ’bum Believed to have been Transmitted by Kashmirian Paṇḍitas: A Preliminary Survey 16:30-17:00 Coffee Break 17:00-17:45 Dorji Wangchuk (Hamburg University) The Nine-Dimensional Magical Mirror: A Philosophical Work Ascribed to the Kashmirian Paṇḍita Vimalamitra 17:45-18:30 Concluding Discussion *** For further information, please contact Adelheid Buschner at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful for the generous support of the German Research Council (DFG), the Faculty of History, Fine Arts and Oriental Studies, Leipzig University, and the Saxon Academy of Sciences. -- Prof. Dr. Eli Franco Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften Schillerstr. 6 04109 Leipzig Ph. +49 341 9737 121, 9737 120 (dept. office) Fax +49 341 9737 148 ---------------------- H-Buddhism (Buddhist Scholars Information Network) Web Site: http://www.h-net.org/~buddhism Posting Guidelines: http://www.h-net.org/~buddhism/posting_guidelines.html Account Handling: http://h-net.msu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=h-buddhism Bibliography Project: https://www.zotero.org/groups/h-buddhism_bibliography_project/items H-Net Job Guide: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/home.php --