Current Events and Research Projects
Yoga in Transformation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on a Global Phenomenon
A conference at the University of Vienna, Austria to be held 19-21 September 2013. You can download a PDF of the Conference Announcement and the Conference Registration Form can be found here.
American Academy of Religion Yoga in Theory and Practice Consultation
Seeks to elucidate the religious and sectarian representations of yoga in South Asian history and the contemporary yoga culture that have emerged in the past century.
Past Events and Research Projects
The Magic of Yoga: Conceptualizing Body and Self in Transcultural Perspective
An international workshop organised in 2009 by the “Mind and Body” research group, part of the wider “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” research programme.
Yogic Perception, Meditation and Altered States of Consciousness
2006 Symposium. The proceedings have been published; see further details
2006 Modern Yoga Workshop at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Report by Benjamin Smith.
2006 The Theory and Practice of Yoga in Switzerland
A conference coming out of the a 2002-2004 research project of the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Lausanne entitled “Yoga Between Switzerland and India: The History and Hermeneutics of an Encounter”
2004 Modern Yoga Reading Group, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
A brief report and list of the readings used.
2001 Modern Yoga Workshop
These last two events were part of the Indic Health and Medicine Research Programme (2000-2004) of the Dharam Hinduja Institute of Indic Research (DHIIR), Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.