The Study of South Asia between Antiquity and Modernity. Parallels and Comparisons.

The Coffee Break Conference 2 (Rome, 8–10 September 2011)


8 sep 2011

  • 8.30–8.35: Elena Mucciarelli,
    • General Introduction to CBC 2011

8.30–13.00: Language as a Way of Salvation, chair: Marco Ferrante

  • 8.35–8.40: Marco Ferrante
    • Introduction to the Panel
  • 8.40–9.20: Paolo Visigalli
    • How can I get a cow just by saying “cow”? an exploration into the power of language in ancient India
  • 9.20–10.00: Enrico Giulia
    • The Japanese Polyglots of Salvation: Miwa-ryū and its multilinguistic approach
  • 10.00–10.40: Marco Ferrante
    • Language, Salvation and their Relation: the soteriological goal according to the ancient Indian grammarians
  • 10.40–11.00: break
  • 11.00–11.40: Marco Lauri
    • Three ways to happiness. Arabic language and its paths to salvation
  • 11.40–12.20: Priya Darshini Swamy
    • One Language is Not Enough: The Use of Sanskrit Among Hindus in Amsterdam
  • 12.20–13.00: Roberta Amato
    • Language as a sign of the times in Timor-Leste. The perception of the Portuguese language as salvation between politics and religious belief
  • 13.00–14.15: Lunch

14.15–17.20: The Development Question in South Asia: Policies and Processes, chair: Matilde Adduci

  • 14.15–14.20, Matilde Adduci
    • Introduction to the Panel
  • 14.20–15.00: Paola Cagna
    • The Self-Help groups movement between poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment: a case study from South India
  • 15.00–15.40: Simona Lanzoni
    • India, Microfinance and Gender
  • 15.40–16.00: break
  • 16.00–16.40: Barbara Benedetti
    • The Country that will reform India: Gender Analysis of rural Andhra Pradesh
  • 16.40–17.20: Irene Majo Garigliano
    • Kamakhya temple (Assam): contemporary development of a tantric shrine
  • 17.20–17.30: break

17.30–19.30: Round table on History and Historiography, chair: Mark Schneider

    • Universalist theories in past, present and research. Or: How autopoietic was primitive communism?

9 sep 2011

8.30–13.00: “Indigenous” grammars, chair: Giovanni Ciotti

  • 8.30–8.35: Giovanni Ciotti
    • Introduction to the Panel
  • 8.35–9.25: Philomen Probert
    • Underlying forms and derivations in ancient Greek theory of prosody
  • 9.20–10.15: Maria Piera Candotti and Tiziana Pontillo
    • Linguistic layers and their role in structuring Pāṇini’s grammar
  • 10.15–10.30: break
  • 10.30–11.20: Christian Pallone
    • Motoori Norinagas’s view on classical Japanese vocalism
  • 11.20–12.10: Stefano Seminara
    • "Linguistics" in ancient Mesopotamia
  • 12.10–12.45: Luca Alfieri
    • A Contribution to the History of the Concept of Root
  • 12.45–14.00: Lunch

14.00–16.30: Round table on Borrowing representational devices across language speculation, chair: Giovanni Ciotti

    • What happens when representational devices developed by a tradition to describe a language A are employed to describe a language B?
  • 16.30–16.45: break

16.45–19.00: Narratives in South Asian philosophical texts, chair: Daniele Cuneo

  • 16.45–16.55: Daniele Cuneo
    • Introduction to the Panel
  • 16.55–17.45: Robert Leach
    • Textual Deference: Philosophy in the Spandapradīpikā
  • 17.45–19.00: Open Discussion

10 sep 2011

8.30–11.20: The relevance of texts for the study of art, chair: Elisa Ganser

  • 8.30–8.35: Elisa Ganser
    • Introduction to the Panel
  • 8.35–9.25: Ciro Lo Muzio
    • Written sources versus material record: some views on a thorny issue
  • 9.25–10.15: Felix Otter
    • Vastuvidyā between text and practice: Some considerations
  • 10.15–11.00: Alexandra Zinovyeva
    • Heteroglossia in Śūdraka’s Mṛcchakatika: why the owner of the theater speaks different languages

11.00–12.45: Round Table and brunch on Present Results and Further Goals, chair: Elena Mucciarelli