AboutDominik A. Haas is a researcher in South Asian Studies working with ancient Vedic and Sanskrit texts. He has published and given lectures on the topics of Hinduism, Vedic religion, mantras, deification, the history of yoga, and soteriology. Following an interdisciplinary approach, he combines philological and historical research with methods and insights from various fields, ranging from digital humanities to text linguistics, religious studies and archaeoastronomy. From 2020 to 2022 he was a DOC fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, where he did research on the little-known history of the Gāyatrī-Mantra and its deification. As co-founder of the Initiative for Fair Open Access Publishing in South Asian Studies, Haas is also involved in promoting innovative forms of scholarly communication, and fair working conditions in the academic and publishing sector.
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