Opening week at OCHS Kathmandu Office

”The opening of the OCHS office in Kathmandu is a very exciting and important development. It will be a point of interaction between Oxford and the Nepal Sanskrit University and will provide opportunities for collaborative research. Dr Wernicke-Olesen is to be congratulated on this development, along with his team including the local manager Gitte Poulsen, Tanja Louise Jakobsen and Dr Rajan Khatiwoda. I look forward to seeing how the centre unfolds and to reading the fruits of the research that will be done here”.

– Professor Gavin Flood FBA Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion, Oxford University Academic Director, OCHS

Śākta Traditions Symposium II

Friday 1 June 2018


10.00-13.15 Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
13-15 Magdalen Street, Oxford, OX1 3AE

10.00-10.15 Welcome by Professor Gavin Flood (Oxford)
10.15-11.00 Dr Bjarne Wernicke-Olesen (Oxford):
Mapping Śākta Traditions

11.00-11.15 Tea and biscuits

11.15-12.15 Professor Knut Jacobsen (Bergen): Tamil Śākta traditions in Europe
12.15-13.15 Dr Astrid Zotter (Heidelberg): Durgā and the Kings of Nepal

15.00-18.00 Campion Hall
Brewer St, Oxford, OX1 1QS

15.00-15.15 Campion Hall small tour with Professor Gavin Flood

15.15-16.15 Dr Silvia Schwarz Linder (Leipzig): The Doctrinal Teachings of the Tripurārahasya

16.15-16.30 Tea and biscuits

16.30-17.30 Dr Julian Strube (Heidelberg): Modern Śākta Identities in a Global Context
17.30-18.00 Jesper Moeslund (Aarhus):
Philosophy as a Meta-language in Tantric Studies