It’s that time of year again: the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion is fast approaching. If you’re planning on attending, below are some panels that may be of interest to our students and community. Of course, this list is by no means exhaustive! The complete program book is online and searchable here: AAR Program Book.
In the interest of self-promotion, the IASBS is hosting a public lecture with Prof. James Dobbins on D.T. Suzuki. More info can be found here. This lecture is held during the AAR, but it is open to the public (no need to register for AAR to attend). Also, I’ll be chairing the Buddhist in the West panel on Monday morning, and other IBS/GTU students and alumni are presenting as well, including:
- Tantric Studies Group
- Psychology, Culture, and Religion Group and Religions, Medicines, and Healing Group
- Religions in Chinese and Indian Cultures
- Arts, Literature, and Religion Section
Finally, here’s some highlights. Head over to the program book and search for “Buddhism” for more.
- Buddhism Section: Buddhist Scripture in Comparative Perspective
- Buddhist Critical–Constructive Reflection Group: Buddhist Pedagogy: Applying Buddhist Principles to Teaching
- Japanese Religions Group: Keeping the Dead Alive: Varieties of Ritual Memorialization in Japanese Zen Buddhism
- Teaching Religion Section: How Should We Teach Asian Religions to “Western” Undergraduates?
- Buddhism Section: Traitors to the Buddha?: Issues in Translating Buddhist Texts
- Buddhism Section: Buddhism and Capitalism: Religious Economies in Modernizing Asia
- Japanese Religions Group and Religion and Popular Culture Group: Leisure in Modern and Contemporary Japanese Religions
- Buddhism Section: Buddhist Femininities: Demystifying the Essential Feminine
See you in San Diego.