Third Annual Workshop in Indian Epigraphy – Announcement


From June 14th to June 26th (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday), the Third Annual Workshop in Indian Epigraphy will take place, covering inscriptions from the fourth to the eleventh centuries.

To register please send a 2-3 sentence expression of interest detailing your Sanskrit training and your interest in the topic as well as a current CV to Luther Obrock at


The course will offer an introduction to the palaeography and language of the inscriptions as well as a discussion of their place in social, political, and literary history. The workshop will be held virtually over Zoom, hosted by the University of Toronto. It is open to both students and faculty with an intermediate knowledge of Sanskrit.

This international workshop will introduce participants to the skills necessary for reading and interpreting inscriptions of the Maitraka, Kadamba, Calukya, Rastrakuta and Silahara dynasties.
Daily sessions on the palaeography, grammar, and interpretation of stone and copper plate inscriptions will be led by the project organizers. We will learn to use estampages and photographs, consult text editions and digital tools, and contextualize our readings in light of archaeological and historical evidence.

Featured instructors will include Dr. Annette Schmiedchen (Humboldt University, Berlin), Dr. Elizabeth Cecil (Florida State University), Dr. Mekhola Gomes (Durham University), Dr. Jason Neelis (Wilfrid Laurier University), Dr. Daud Ali (University of Pennsylvania), and Dr. Luther Obrock (University of Toronto, Mississauga). The workshop will also a feature a lecture by Ranabir Chakrabarti (Jawaharlal Nehru University).

Please, find here the link to the poster : Epigraphy 2021 Poster


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