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UKABS Annual Conference 2019, Khali Lecture Theatre, SOAS, University of London, Saturday 6 July 2019

9:00 am Registration starts

9:20-9:30 am Welcome: Peter Harvey (BSR Editor)  

Morning Session 1: Current Research in Buddhist Studies

9:30-10:10 am Daniela de Simone (British Museum) Buddhist Art and Bodhagaya

Refreshments 10:10-10:30 am

Morning Session 2: Teaching Buddhism in Buddhist Studies

10:30-11:10 am Nick Swann (University of South Wales) Distance learning and Teaching Buddhism

11:10-11:50 am Elizabeth J. Harris (University of Birmingham) ‘But I didn’t think Buddhism was like this!’ A Personal Reflection on Teaching Buddhism in Inter-religious and Secular Contexts

Lunch 12:00-1:00 pm

AGM 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Afternoon Session: Postgraduate Students in Buddhist Studies

2:00-2:30 pm Nicholas Newton, (University of Edinburgh) In The Mind But Out of Sight: Visionary Rhetoric and Epistemology in the Early and Middle Indian Mahāyāna

2:30-3:00 pm Yunxia Wu (Lancaster University) The Worship of Kuan-yin in Vietnam: Divine, Gender and Cross-border Flow

3:00-3:30 pm Ronit Wang (SOAS) Ghostly Encounters: Peta Representations in Thai Cosmological Parks

Refreshments 3:30-3:45 pm

Late Afternoon Session:  New Areas in Buddhist Studies

3:45-4:25 pm Valeria Gazizova (University of Cambridge, MIASU) ‘Secret Lamas’ of the Soviet Era, Their Popular Cults and A Renewal of Local Buddhist Lineages in Kalmykia

4:25-5:05 pm Paul Fuller (Cardiff University) Engaged Buddhism: Compassion, Power and Identity

*Registration Fee for UKABS one-day conference (2019):

UKABS members: £25 (£15 students/monastic members/retired)

Non-UKABS members: £35 (£25 students/monastic members/retired)  

Lunch is provided for those who book before Monday 24 June.


We would appreciate booking and payment in advance. To book, please email Dr Caroline Starkey ([email protected]).
Payment is by either:
by cheque, cash: please send a cheque/cash with your booking details (including dietary requirements) to Dr Caroline Starkey, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, 3.09 Botany House, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS29JT.
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