Annual One-Day Conference: 06 July 2024
The Khalili Lecture Theatre, The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Draft Programme

9.30 Arrivals

9.50 Welcome and Notices

10.00–11.00 Dr Upali Sraman (University of Edinburgh): ‘Why do Monks Punch Each Other?’: Humour and Ethics in the Vinaya Texts

11.00–11.30 Tea/coffee

11.30–12.30 Postgraduate Panel l (Chair: Carlos García-Jané)

12.30–1.30 Lunch

1.30–2.30 UKABS AGM

2.30–3.30 Postgraduate Panel 2 (Chair: Carlos García-Jané)

3.30–3.45 Tea / Coffee

3.45–4.15 Dr Sujatha Meegama and Lori Wong (Courtauld Institute): An Interdisciplinary, Post-Colonial Response to the Study of Tara from Sri Lanka at the British Museum

4.15–5.00 Current Research in Buddhist Studies

a. St Andrews Encyclopaedia of Theology: Launch of the Buddhism Section (Professor Alice Collett, University of St Andrews)
b. Buddhism and International Humanitarian Law – project in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross

5.00 Conclude


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Registration Fee for UKABS 2024 conference
Attendance in person includes coffee and sandwich buffet lunch. Please notify in advance any allergies, medical conditions, etc, when registering).
UKABS members: £30 (£20 students/monastic members/retired)
Non-UKABS members: £40 (£30 students/monastic members/retired)

Call for Papers

UK Association for Buddhist Studies

 Annual Conference, SOAS, London, 06 July 2024

Call for Papers – Postgraduate Panel

Submission Deadline: 29 April 2024

Call for Papers

The UK Association for Buddhist Studies calls for submissions for the Postgraduate Panel at the next UKABS annual conference to be held at SOAS, London, 06 July 2024.

Please submit your proposal to the email below by 29 April 2024 with the following information:

  • Title
  • Abstract (250-300 words)
  • Author’s details, including name, affiliation, supervisor’s name, year and level of research, and email address

You do not need to present a polished final version of your work. If you are not yet at an advanced stage, you can present your current ideas and plans, with a view to gaining some feedback from more established Buddhist Studies scholars – a fantastic opportunity for graduate students.

Reasonable expenses within the UK will be funded.

Could academic staff please inform and encourage interested students to submit an abstract.

Best Wishes,

Carlos Garcia-Jane

PhD researcher, University of Edinburgh

Post-Graduate Representative, UKABS Committee

Contact: [email protected]