I am happy to announce the following event to be held at the
University of Toronto:
Shaivism and the Tantric Traditions. A Symposium in Honour of Alexis G.
J. S. Sanderson, March 26-28, 2015.
The academic study of "Tantrism" has blossomed in recent decades.
dismissed as marginal, or unworthy of serious attention, we now
understand the study of Asia's Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain esoteric or
tantric religious traditions to be integral to the religious and
cultural landscapes of medieval South, Southeast, Central and East
Asia. This shift is reshaping the historiography of medieval India is
in no small measure due to the major contributions of Alexis
Sanderson, Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at
Oxford University. The symposium, to be held at the University of
Toronto, with Sanderson in attendance, seeks to honour and engage with
his scholarship on the eve of his retirement.
For the complete program, please visit:
Conveners: Srilata Raman (University of Toronto and Shaman Hatley
Venue: Croft Chapter House, University College, University of Toronto
The event is sponsored by:
The Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto (UofT)
All Souls College, University of Oxford
University College, UofT
The Centre for South Asian Civilizations, UofT Mississauga
The Centre for South Asian Studies, UofT
Brill Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands
For further information please contact Eric Steinschneider at
With warm regards,