History Department
History Department

Conference: The Early-Modern Catholic Invention of “Oriental” “Religions”

Fri, January 19, 2018 | GAR 1.102

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

The Early-Modern Catholic Invention of “Oriental” “Religions” Conference
Convened by Sumit Guha and Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra

9:30-10:00am: Coffee and Preliminary Remarks

10:00-11:00am
"Law in Theory, Law in Practice: French Missionaries at Court in the Tamil Region"
Danna Agmon, Virginia Tech
Discussant: Julie Hardwick, University of Texas at Austin

11:00am-12noon
Tibet and the Early Modern Invention of ‘Oriental’ Religions
Robert Pomplun, Loyola University Maryland
Discussant: Indrani Chatterjee, University of Texas at Austin

Noon-1:00pm: Break

1:00-2:00pm
From idolatry to religions: the missionary discourses on Hinduism and Buddhism compared, 1550-1700
Joan-Pau Rubiés, ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)
Discussant: Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, University of Texas at Austin

2:00-3:00pm
Ghosts, snakes and vedas: Etienne de la Croix’s Discurso sobre a vida do Apostolo Sam Pedro and Goan cosmology Ananya Chakravarti, Georgetown University
Discussant: Sumit Guha, University of Texas at Austin

3:00-3:30: Coffee break

3:30-4:30pm
Antiquissima Christianità : Indian Religion or Idolatry? (17th-18th c.)
Ines Zupanov, CEIAS (Paris)
Discussant: Azfar Moin, University of Texas at Austin

4:30-5:30pm
Round table: all participants

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