Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies Conference

November 8, 2018 - November 9, 2018
Philosophy Dept/Studies of Religions, Deakin University

Deakin Downtown Level 12 Tower 2, 727 Collins St
Melbourne 3008

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Keynote speakers:

Yale-NUS College
University of Central Florida
Australian National University


Deakin University

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Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies Conference 2018

We are pleased to announce the 2018 AABS conference, which will be hosted by the Alfred Deakin Institute and Buddhist Studies@Deakin. This interdisciplinary conference will provide a forum for scholars and students of Buddhism to explore the rich tapestry of Buddhist cultures, philosophies, and practices in traditional settings and in modern social life. 

For full details, please visit the conference website.

8–9 November 2018
Deakin Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2
727 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3008

Keynote speakers

Ann Gleig, University of Central Florida

John Powers, Deakin University

Amber D. Carpenter, Yale-National University of Singapore College

The conference committee is now inviting submissions of proposals for papers in all areas of Buddhist studies, including the following themes:

  • Buddhism in Australasia 
  • Buddhism in the ‘West’ 
  • Buddhism and philosophy 
  • Buddhism in contemporary Asia 
  • Buddhist texts and contexts 
  • Historical studies of Buddhism 
  • Engaged Buddhism 
  • Buddhism, art and architecture 
  • Buddhism and meditation 
  • Food, animals, and Buddhism 

Panel proposals on these or additional themes with three abstracts are also welcome. Postgraduate students are especially encouraged to present their research, for which bursaries may be available. The closing date for proposals is 31 July 2018. For further details, please see the call for papers flyer.

Conference convenors: Leesa Davis, Anna Halafoff and John Powers, Deakin University

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