Project outputs are a number of international conferences and conference volumes published by Oxford University Press or Routledge as well as publications in the Journal of Hindu Studies (OUP). A research network will be established.
The first international Śākta conference took place in Oxford (Somerville College) on 10-11 September 2011 and was highly successful with over fifty participants and twelve specialist scholars. Keynote speaker was Prof. Alexis Sanderson, Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at All Souls College, Oxford, by many considered the world’s foremost scholar on Sanskrit, Indology, and the Tantric traditions. The conference was hosted by Prof. Gavin Flood, Academic Director of OCHS and Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative Religion at the Theology Faculty, University of Oxford. Conference manager was Bjarne Wernicke Olesen, PhD scholar at Aarhus University and Research Fellow at OCHS. The conference was kindly sponsored by the Nehru Centre, London.
Please see: www.ochs.org.uk/research/sakta-traditions
The second international Śākta conference is planned to take place in Aarhus primo November 2013. The conference will be interdisciplinary with an emphasis on the perspective of Comparative Religion and Hindu Studies. Keynote speaker will be Prof. Gavin Flood.
Participants of the first international Śākta Traditions conference - Oxford 2011:
Bjarne Wernicke Olesen (manager), Michael Slouber, Alexis Sanderson (keynote), Marianne Qvortrup Fibiger, James Mallinson, Rich Freeman, Olga Serbaeva Saraogi, Judit Törzsök, Harunaga Isaacson, Gudrun Bühnemann, Gavin Flood (host), and Shaman Hatley.