FACES OF BUDDHISM IN THE EAST AND IN THE WEST

full name / name of organization: 
Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Jagiellonian University, Poland
contact email: 
buddhologycracow@gmail.com

FACES OF BUDDHISM IN THE EAST AND IN THE WEST
I Budddhological Conference, Cracow 23th-25th October 2014

Buddhological conference organized by Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations at Jagiellonian University is a forum for the exchange of research experiences for scholars from the East and the West, who are interested in Buddhist culture (in a broad sense of this term). Buddhology is a specific academical discipline, where linguistics, sociology, anthropology, studies of religon, cultural studies, history and philosophy meet and pervade each other. The meeting of scholars specializing in so different subjects, is an opportunity not only to present and discuss their own research results, but also to propel the development of Buddhist studies in Poland and in the world. Buddhology as a young discipline cannot be content with communicating its own results, but needs a broader reflection on its tasks, methodology and direction of future progress. We hope that Buddhological Conference, organized every two years, will help not only to recognize newest achievements of buddhology, but will also benefit in the process of its self-determination and gaining self-knowledge.

The topic of conference „Faces of Buddhism in the East and in the West” is wide, because it allows scholars from disciplines different than Buddhology to participate. Their knowledge and results of their research may be significant for the developement of Buddhist studies. The attempt to analyze Buddhism in an interdisciplinary manner is – in our opinion – the best starting point for the future progress of buddhology.

Date and place:
23th-25th October 2014, Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations, Grodzka 52 (second floor), Krakow, Poland

Fee
Participiants from Poland – 400 zł
Participiants from other countries – 150 euro

Abstracts:
Abstracts should contain 250-500 words (saved in pdf or doc/docx format). Please include your full name and your university affiliation. All abstracts should be sent electronically to buddhologycracow@gmail.com up to the 20th June 2014.

Authors will be informed about acceptance of their abstracts via e-mail, by 30th June 2014.

Publication:
The best papers from I Buddhological Conference will be published.
Organizing Committee:
Artur Przybysławski
Joanna Grela
Jakub Belina-Brzozowski
Jacek Trzebuniak

Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilisations
Grodzka 52, Cracow, Poland

www.psc.uj.edu.pl

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
interdisciplinary
international_conferences
religion