In this conference, we would like to examine implications of the ‘spatial turn’ for the humanities. In particular, we look at the possible impact of new considerations of space on the disciplines represented at our institute: Asian studies, Middle Eastern studies, cultural studies, and the study of religion(s). We welcome papers on a variety of topics, as long as they relate to our central topic. We particularly would like to invite (post)graduate students and young (postdoc) researchers to present papers on the spatial aspects of their own research.
Edeltraud Harzer (UT, South Asia) visits Oslo. (Oslo organizer: Ute Huesken)
Sanskrit reading (BA and MA level): Mahabharata; Vasubandhu
Oslo Buddhist studies Forum: Reverse Patronage: The Hidden Buddha
Karen Grumberg (Austin, Semitics) visits Oslo. (Oslo organizer: Lutz Edzard). Crash course in Hebraic 4
Yvonne Chang (UT, China) will visit Oslo and give a few lectures.
Gail Minault (UT, South Asia) visits the University of Oslo and gives lectures on Indian Muslim culture and women and social reform.