CFP: Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions 2022 (online)

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Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions 2022 (online)

Call for Papers – Proposal deadline: 24 January 2022.

Theme – Consciousness, Death and Immortality


We invite proposals for papers for the 47th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which will be held online, from 22-24 April 2022. Our purview includes both religions of South Asian origin wherever in the world they are being practised, and those of non South Asian origin present within South Asia. We welcome papers based upon all research methods, including textual, historical, ethnographic, sociological and philosophical. Papers that address the theme of the conference are particularly welcome, although other proposal topics may be considered.


Presenters are allocated forty minutes for their paper and twenty minutes for discussion. There is no conference fee, but all presenters and attendees must register. We also welcome proposals from advanced doctoral candidates, who will be allocated twenty minutes for their paper and ten minutes for discussion. 


If you would like to give a presentation, please send a title and abstract (maximum 500 words) to the Spalding Symposium committee:, by 24 January 2022.


Due to the typical volume of submissions, individual feedback on proposals cannot be provided. Successful proposals will be announced in early February 2022.