American Oriental Society 232nd Annual Meeting Program Outline

American Oriental Society
232nd Annual Meeting

March 18-March 21, 2022

Program Outline

Friday, March 18

9:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m. Program Section Chairs Meeting Stowe Room

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. AOS Board of Directors Meeting Stowe Room

Afternoon

A. Ancient Near East I: Literary Studies. Chair to be Announced (1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.) Alcott

B. Ancient Near East II: Economy. Susanne Paulus, University of Chicago, Chair: (4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.) Alcott

C. East Asia I: Issues of Text and Manuscript. Matthias L. Richter, University of Colorado at Boulder, Chair (1:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.) Holmes-Brandeis

D. East Asia II: Æsthetic Artifacts. Meow Hui Goh, The Ohio State University, Chair 5:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Holmes-Brandeis

E. Islamic Near East I: Philosophy and Exegesis. Ahmed El Shamsy, University of Chicago, Chair (1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.) Kennedy

F. Islamic Near East II: Manuscripts. Frank Griffel, Yale University, Chair (4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.) Kennedy

G. South and Southeast Asia I: Vedic and Indo-Iranian Linguistics. Joel P. Brereton, University of Texas, Chair (1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.) King

H. South & Southeast Asia II: Language, Myth and Ritual in Vedic Tradition. Jarrod Whitaker, Wake Forest University, Chair (3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.) King

Saturday, March 19

Morning

A. Ancient Near East II: Synchronic Linguistics. Chair to be Announced (9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.) Alcott

B. East Asia III: In the Realm of Poetry. Paul W. Kroll, University of Colorado at Boulder, Chair (9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) Holmes-Brandeis

C. Islamic Near East III: Kalam, Philosophy, and Language. Sean W. Anthony, University of Birmingham, Chair (9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Kennedy

D. South and Southeast Asia III: Technical Concepts in Law and Statecraft. Christopher T. Fleming, University of Oxford, Chair (9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.) King

E. South and Southeast Asia IV: Dharmasa´stra in the World. Richard G. Salomon, University of Washington, Chair 10:45 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. King

F. South and Southeast Asia V: Text, Affect, and Emotion. Timothy Cahill, Loyola University, Chair (9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.) Hutchinson-Lowell

Afternoon

A. Joint Ancient Near East/South & Southeast Asia: In Memory of Stanley Insler, organized by Stephanie Jamison, Craig Melchert, and Joel Brereton. Chair to be Announced (2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.) Alcott

B. East Asia IV: Phonology and Semantic Association. Meow Hui Goh, The Ohio State University, Chair (1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.) Holmes-Brandeis

C. East Asia V: Negotiating Gender. Xiaoshan Yang, University of Notre Dame (3:30 p.m.– 5:00 p.m.) Holmes-Brandeis

D. Inner Asia: Languages, Scripts, and Religions. Diego Loukota Sanclemente, University of California Los Angeles, Chair (2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.) Hutchinson-Lowell

E. Islamic Near East IV: Theology in Political and Educational Context. Rodrigo Adem, Georgetown University, Chair 1:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. Kennedy

F. Islamic Near East V: Quran. Omar Anchassi, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Chair 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Kennedy

G. South and Southeast Asia VI: Craft and Tradition in Sanskrit Poetry. Gary Tubb, University of Chicago, Chair (1:00 p.m.–3:20 p.m.) King

H. South and Southeast Asia VII: Formation and Transformation in Medieval Religious Traditions. Donald R. Davis Jr., University of Texas at Austin, Chair (3:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.) King

Evening

An Evening of Poetry in Translation by the Members of American Oriental Society. All Are Welcome. Refreshments Served. Curated by David Larsen, New York University. (7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.) Alcott

Sunday, March 20

Morning

A. Ancient Near East IV: Divine and Human Identity and Gender. Petra Goedegebuure, University of Chicago, Chair (9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.) Alcott

B. Ancient Near East V: Law and Disorder. Stephen Garfinkle, Western Washington University, Chair (11:15 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.) Alcott

C. East Asia VI: Self, State, and World in Various Genres. Antje Richter, University of Colorado at Boulder, Chair (9:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.) Holmes-Brandeis

D. Islamic Near East VI: Literature: In Memory of Jaroslav Stetkevych. Bruce Fudge, Universit de Gen`eve, Chair (9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.) Kennedy

E. South and Southeast Asia VIII: Epigraphy. Timothy Lubin, Washington and Lee University, Chair (9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.) King

F. South and Southeast Asia IX: The Sanskrit Epics I — Negotiating Violence. Patrick Olivelle, University of Texas at Austin, Chair (10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) King

Afternoon

A. South and Southeast Asia XI: Sanskrit Grammar in Early Modern Contexts, organized by Patrick T. Cummins. Parimal Patil, Harvard University, Chair (1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.) King

B. Plenary Session: Ethnicity, Caste, and Race. Timothy Lubin, Washington and Lee University, Chair (2:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.) Alcott

Evening

Presidential Address (Near the Conclusion of the Dinner, at approximately 9:00 p.m.) Rooftop Ballroom

Monday, March 21

Morning

A. Ancient Near East VI: Scribes and Text. Tzvi Abusch, Brandeis University, Chair (9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.) Alcott

B. Islamic Near East VII: Non-Muslim communities under Islam. Kevin Blankinship, Brigham Young University, Chair (9:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.) Kennedy

C. South and Southeast Asia XII: Syntax, Grammar, the Grammatical Tradition. David Brick, University of Michigan, Chair (9:000 a.m.–12:00 p.m.) King

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