14th Round Table on the Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia ( Harvard U., October 4-5, 2010)

4th International Conference on Comparative Mythology of the International Association for Comparative Mythology (Harvard U., October 6-9, 2010)



* Project on Substrate Languages of South Asia (SARVA) in collaboration with F. Southworth and the Institute for the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), 2004-
–  Starting point: CDIAL’s starred items (reconstructed OIA words not attested in texts)
–  SARVA utilities:  Turner’s CDIAL and Burrow-Emeneau’s  DEDR (searchable simultaneously); SARVA dictionary; discussion lists.

13th Round Table on the Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia (Kyoto Session, RHIN, May 30-31, 2009)

11th Round Table on the Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia (Cambridge May 8-9, 2008)


*  Project on Comparative Mythology (sponsored by: Asia Center, Harvard, 2003-6); description, results

International Association for Comparative Mythology 2006- (Cambridge, MA)

Founding Conference, Peking University, Beijing, May 10-13, 2006

The Deep History of Stories. (First) International Conference on Comparative Mythology, Edinburgh, Scotland.  August 28-30, 2007 (10th ESCA Round Table). Announcements; Program

Second International Conference on Comparative Mythology, Ravenstein, Netherlands. August, 19-21, 2008 Program

3rd International Conference on Comparative Mythology of the International Association for Comparative Mythology (Tokyo, Kokugakuin University, May 23-24, 2009: = 12th Round Table, Tokyo session

ENDANGERED LANGUAGES and cultures of the Hindukush & HimalayaKALASH and KUSUNDA


*  Indian Studies 117:  Early History of South Asia  (Michael Witzel and Richard H. Meadow)
    Indian Studies 206:  Old Indian and Eurasian Creation Myths: Seminar
    Indian Studies 110:  History of South Asia to 1200 CE

*  ENLARGED (Mac) VERSION OF: VEDIC CONCORDANCE, HOS 10 (M. Bloomfield and Marco Franceschini  © 2005 (updated April 2005,  Feb. 2001);  PC and Mac version at Bologna. Published in HOS, 2008.

*Vedic Hinduism by S. Jamison & M. Witzel (1992) (General introduction to the Veda:  texts, myths, ritual,  religion; see same in html about Vedic Hinduism).
For a short version see ditto, Univ. of S. Carolina Press 2003 (Publications  no. 95)

Harappan Civilization & The Veda: Debate in the THE HINDU  (Jan. 2002 Jan. 2004)

*  OPINION PAGES: OUTLOOK (2000-1) and FRONTLINE: Horseplay in Harappa; in HINDITHE HINDU (2002/3)

*  Rückspiegel  — PRATIBIMBA — Rear View Mirror

Coming soon: Looking back at the California History Schoolbook Affair, 2005-2009

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