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Friday, April 9, 2010

2:15  Welcoming and Opening Remarks
         James L. Fitzgerald (convener) 

2:30  “The Mahābhārata and the Revival of Brahmanism”
          Johannes Bronkhorst, Université de Lausanne 

3:45 “Transition to Philosophy or Philosophy in Transition?
         Contextualizing Philosophical and Theological Doctrines in the          Mahābhārata.
         Angelika Malinar, Universität Zürich

5:00  Reception

Saturday, April 10, 2010

9:00  “Language Philosophy in the Mahābhārata”
          Ashok Aklujkar, University of British Columbia

10:00 “The Status of karman as a ‘theory’ in the Śāntiparvan of the
           Mahābhārata,” Peter Schreiner, Universität Zürich

11:30  “The Jāpakopākhyāna (MBh 12.189-93) or ‘Japa – old or
           new?’” John Brockington, University of Edinburgh

2:00  “On the distribution, use and meaning of the dhātu √vṛt in the
          Mokṣadharmaparvan,” Greg Bailey, Latrobe University

4:30  “Non-Sāṃkhya Constructions of the Person and Body in the
         Mahābhārata,” Fred Smith, University of Iowa

Sunday, April 11, 2010

9:00  “Sāṃkhya and Yoga : Some Missing Links”
         André Couture, Université Laval

10:00 “Slaying the Dragon of ‘Sāṃkhya’ in the Mahābhārata”
          James Fitzgerald, Brown University

2:00  “Advaita Sāṅkhya in the Mahābhārata”
         Peter Scharf, Brown University

3:00  “Mokṣa and Dharma in the Mokṣadharma”
         Alf Hiltebeitel, The George Washington University

This conference is made possible through the generous support of The Mollie B. Mandeville Lectureship, the Departments of Classics and Religious Studies, and the program in Ancient Studies.

        Venue: The Watson Institute for International Studies
        111 Thayer Street,  Providence, Rhode Island, USA