Call for Papers: Institute of Buddhist Studies’ 3rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31, 2013
Buddhist Ritual, Buddhist Culture
The Institute of Buddhist Studies’ 3rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium
Keynote speaker: Dr. Justin McDaniel, University of Pennsylvania
April 13th, 2013
Institute of Buddhist Studies
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 3rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium at the Institute of Buddhist Studies. Our theme this year is “Buddhist Ritual, Buddhist Culture.” Buddhist ritual practices are shaped by their location and are affected by the ritual objects. How does the material world determine the ways that Buddhism is practiced? How do Buddhists use ritual objects? In turn, how does Buddhism shape these objects and transform the physical world? What is the impact, for example, on the physical world as a result of religious pilgrimage or tourism? How do Buddhists transform physical objects in the process of ritualization? This symposium will focus on these themes and will consider both historical and contemporary uses of material objects in Buddhist ritual, Buddhism’s impact on cultural materials, and the relationships between Buddhism and sacred objects.
We invite graduate students to submit proposals considering one or more of these topics, either historically or contemporarily. Proposals should be no more than 200 words, and include the paper’s title and the author’s name, affiliation, and contact information. Please submit proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 31, 2013.
Professor McDaniel’s keynote address is being generously supported by the Yehan Numata Foundation.
Submission of Abstract: January 31, 2013
Notification of Proposal Result: February 15, 2013
Submission of Full Paper: April 1, 2013
Conference Event: April 13, 2013
Scott A. Mitchell
Core Faculty, Institute of Buddhist Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty, Graduate Theological Union
Editorial Committee, Pacific World
BIE Program Coordinator