South Asia contains spiritual traditions that have subtly influenced one another as well as the changing political and cultural heritage of people across the region. Join the University of Arizona's Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture and South Asia experts Rae Dachille, Caleb Simmons, and Eric Steinschneider as they discuss religious interpretations of "geography." Light refreshments will be served.
4:00 p.m. - Introduction of program and speakers: Dr. Alison Jameson, Director, Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture
4:10 p.m. - Dr. Rae Erin Dachille: "What's So Subtle About the 'Subtle Body'?: Mapping the Corporeal Landscape of Liberation in Himalayan Visual Culture"
5:00 p.m. - Dr. Caleb Simmons: "Subversive Cartography: Mapping as an Articulation of Sovereignty in Colonial Mysore"
5:30 p.m. - Dr. Eric Steinschneider: "Claiming Tayumanavar: Polemics and Religious Appropriation in 19th c. South India"