2013 Conference

The 2013 conference was a one-day event at SOAS on Friday 12th July.

Speakers at this event included:

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.

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

There was one project presentation:

University of Durham Research Project Presentation: Śāstravid: A New Electronic Research Tool for Studying Indian Philosophical Texts – Dr Jan Westerhoff; European Research Council funded project.

The postgraduate panel consisted of the following papers:

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

Chris Jones (University of Oxford) – The tathāgatagarbha as ātman in the Mahāyāna Aṅgulimālīya Sūtra.

Caroline Starkey (University of Leeds) – The Crossing and Dwelling of Ordained Buddhist Women in Contemporary Britain.