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May 31, 2013

UK Association for Buddhist Studies Annual Conference

The UK Association for Buddhist Studies Annual Conference 2013

Friday 12th July 2013, 9.15am-5.30pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H.0XG.

Registration fee: £10 (£5 unwaged) for UKABS members; £25 (£15 unwaged) for non-members.

Further Information: UKABS Secretary, Dr. Cathy Cantwell (catherine.cantwell@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

Registration: To pre-register, please contact UKABS Treasurer and Membership Secretary, Naomi Appleton (naomi.appleton@ed.ac.uk), so that we have accurate numbers for refreshments. Payment (by cash or cheque) will be on the door.

Featuring lectures by:
Professor Stefano Zacchetti, Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Oxford, the author of several studies, including the monograph In Praise of the Light (International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology, Soka University, Tokyo 2005). His research focuses on early Chinese Buddhist literature (particularly translations and commentaries), and the history of the canon.

Dr Elizabeth Harris, Liverpool Hope University, the author of Theravada Buddhism and the British Encounter: religious, missionary and colonial experience in nineteenth century Sri Lanka (Routledge 2006) and What Buddhists Believe (Oneworld 1998). Her research interests are Buddhism and Conflict, Buddhism in Sri Lanka, the encounter between Buddhism and the West, particularly in the 19th Century, and Buddhism and religious plurality.


Registration from 9.15 a.m.

9.50 President's Welcome.

10.00-11.00 Professor Stefano Zacchetti (University of Oxford) The dream of a thing: some reflections on the nature, functions, and formation of the Buddhist canon in China.

11.00-11.30 Coffee break.

11.30-1.00 Postgraduate Panel:

11.30-12.00 Anastasia Gritsenko (Goldsmiths College, University of London) On Buddhist Happiness and Aristotle?s eudaimonia: A Paradoxical Account?

12.00-12.30 Chris Jones (University of Oxford) The tatha?gatagarbha as a?tman in the Maha?ya?na An?gulima?li?ya Su?tra.

12.30-1.00 Caroline Starkey (University of Leeds) The Crossing and Dwelling of Ordained Buddhist Women in Contemporary Britain. 1.00 -2.15 LUNCH (in the SOAS canteen).

2.15 -3.00 UKABS AGM

3.00-4.00 University of Durham Research Project Presentation: S?a?stravid: A New Electronic Research Tool for Studying Indian Philosophical Texts (Dr Jan Westerhoff; European Research Council funded project).

4.00-4.30 Tea break.

4.30-5.30 Dr Elizabeth Harris (Liverpool Hope University) Buddhism, Space and Conflict in Colonial and Postcolonial Sri Lanka.

Posted by katemw at May 31, 2013 07:01 AM


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