2017: WOMEN AND POWER IN INDIAN TRADITION: ROYALTY, RENUNCIATION, AND MATRILINY
PRESENTERS: DR. UMA CHAKRAVARTI (University of Delhi, emerita); DR. VIDYA DEHEJIA (Columbia University) ; DR. KAREN PECHILIS (Drew University); DR. G. ARUNIMA (Jawaharlal Nehru University); DR. ANTOINETTE DENAPOLI (Texas Christian University)
Moderator/Chair: DR. STEVEN LINDQUIST (Southern Methodist University)
2016: THE LEGACY OF BUDDHISM IN SOUTH ASIA: DISRUPTION, PROPAGATION, AND ACCOMODATION
PRESENTERS: DR. OLIVER FREIBERGER (University of Texas at Austin); DR. SREE PADMA HOLT (Bowdoin College, Maine) ; DR. PETER SCHALK (University of Uppsala (Emeritus), Sweden); DR. GAJENDRAN AYYATHURAI (University of Göttingen, Germany)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. STEVEN LINDQUIST (Southern Methodist University)
2015: TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE TEMPLES OF SOUTH INDIA: PEOPLE, RITUAL, DEITIES
PRESENTERS: DR. CHRISTOPHER FULLER (London School of Economics, Emeritus); DR. VALÉRIE GILLET (École française d'Extrême-Orient); DR. VASUDHA NARAYANAN (The University of Florida); DR. PAUL YOUNGER (McMaster University, Emeritus); DR. S. PALANIAPPAN (SARII)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. STEVEN LINDQUIST (Southern Methodist University)
2014: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICIES AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN INDIA
PRESENTERS: DR. MARC GALANTER (The University of Wisconsin - Madison); DR. ASHWINI DESHPANDE (Delhi School of Economics); DR. AJANTHA SUBRAMANIAN (Harvard University); DR. GUILHEM CASSAN (The University of Namur, Belgium); DR. VERONICA FRISANCHO (Inter-American Development Bank)
Discussant:
DR. PRATHIBA NATESAN (University of North Texas)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. STEVEN LINDQUIST (Southern Methodist University)
2013: CONVERSION, CASTE, AND COEXISTENCE: CHRISTIANITY IN SOUTH INDIA
PRESENTERS: DR. FRANCIS X. CLOONEY, SJ (Harvard University); DR. CORINNE DEMPSEY (Nazareth College); DR. ROBERT E. FRYKENBERG (University of Wisconsin - Madison); DR. P. SANAL MOHAN (Mahatma Gandhi University); DR. RUPA VISWANATH (University of Göttingen)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. JILL DETEMPLE (Southern Methodist University)
2012: CITIES, COURTS, AND SAINTS: MUSLIM CULTURES OF SOUTH ASIA
PRESENTERS: DR. RICHARD M. EATON (University of Arizona); DR. AZFAR MOIN (Southern Methodist University); DR. RAJIV KINRA (Northwestern University); DR. BARBARA D. METCALF (University of Michigan, emerita); DR. THOMAS METCALF (University of California, Berkeley, emeritus); DR. KATHERINE SCHOFIELD (King’s College, London)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. AZFAR MOIN (Southern Methodist University)
2011: ALTERNATIVE RĀMĀYAṆAS: VARIATIONS IN AN EPIC TRADITION
PRESENTERS: DR. KATHY FOLEY (The University of California, Santa Cruz); DR. PHYLLIS GRANOFF (Yale University); DR. PHILIP LUTGENDORF (The University of Iowa); DR. S. PALANIAPPAN (SARII); DR. VELCHERU NARAYANA RAO (Emory University); DR. PAULA RICHMAN (Oberlin College)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. STEVEN LINDQUIST (Southern Methodist University)
2010: FROM YAL TO VINAI: SOUTH INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC BEFORE THE 19TH CENTURY
PRESENTERS: DR. N. RAMANATHAN (University of Madras, retd.); DR. SR. MARGARET BASTIN (Kalai Kaviri College of Fine Arts, Trichy) ; DR. MATTHEW ALLEN (Wheaton College); DR. S. PALANIAPPAN (SARII); DR. LAKSHMI SUBRAMANIAN (Center for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. STEVEN LINDQUIST (Southern Methodist University)
2009: TAMILS IN SRI LANKA: RETHINKING POLITICAL FUTURES
PRESENTERS: DR. S. PALANIAPPAN (SARII); DR. DAGMAR HELLMANN-RAJANAYAGAM (The University of Passau) ; DR. YAMUNA SANGARASIVAM (Nazareth College); DR. HURST HANNUM (Tufts University); DR. JIANWEI WANG (University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point); DR. BRAHMA CHELLANEY (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi); MR. VISUVANATHAN RUDRAKUMARAN (Attorney-at-Law, NY)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. SEYOM BROWN (Southern Methodist University)
2008: JAINISM IN SOUTH INDIA
PRESENTERS: DR. A. VELUPPILLAI (Arizona State University); DR. ROBERT ZYDENBOS (University of Munich); DR. RANGARAJAN VIJAYALAKHMY (International Institute of Tamil Studies, retd.); DR. S. PALANIAPPAN (SARII); DR. LISA N. OWEN (University of North Texas); MS. EVA-MARIA GLASBRENNER (University of Munich)
Moderator/Chair: DR. STEVEN LINDQUIST (Southern Methodist University)
2007: HISTORY OF CATIRATTAM/BHARATANATYAM
PRESENTERS: DR. INDIRA PETERSON (Mt. Holyoke College); DR. DAVESH SONEJI (McGill University) ; DR. AMRIT SRINIVASAN (IIT, Delhi); DR. S. PALANIAPPAN (SARII); DR. SASKIA KERSENBOOM (University of Amsterdam)
MODERATOR/CHAIR: DR. STEVEN LINDQUIST (Southern Methodist University)