News from CCBS

News from the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen The international research project Buddhism, Business and Believers -- the BBB-project -- is now entering the last year. Assistant Professor Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg will be out-stationed in India the coming year, from where she will work on her project Buddhism as a Unique Selling Point … Continue reading News from CCBS

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New Publication: Special issue on Buddhism and Economics

We are happy to announce a new publication by the BBB-project: A special issue on Buddhism and economics: New theoretical frontiers. Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg writes in her introduction: “Rather than drawing up normative frameworks for how one should engage economically, the authors in this special issue offer new theoretical frameworks for conceptualizing how Buddhists necessarily do … Continue reading New Publication: Special issue on Buddhism and Economics

BUDDHIST CONSUMPTION: EXCESS AND WASTE (ABSTRACTS)

1. Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Occidental College, Los Angeles When Rubbish Makes Merit: Recycling and Repurposing Sacred Waste as Zung In the Tibetan and Himalayan Buddhist world, sacred objects (ten) become sacred through processes of consecration and through their function and location. When statues, prayer flags, amulets, and other objects age to the … Continue reading BUDDHIST CONSUMPTION: EXCESS AND WASTE (ABSTRACTS)

Dr. Yasmin Cho will join the CCBS

We are very happy to announce that the Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies can welcome a new colleague in the fall of 2019. Yasmin Cho will begin her 2-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship at our center. She will work on the research project WIRED:  The Role of Infrastructure in the Tibetan Buddhist Revival in Contemporary China. … Continue reading Dr. Yasmin Cho will join the CCBS

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tibetan Materialities and Cultural Economies

November 2, 2018 This one-day workshop Tibetan Materialities and Cultural Economies is hosted by the Centre for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline for submitting abstract is September 24 , 2018. Send your abstract and a brief biography to trinebrox@hum.ku.dk; emma.martin-2@manchester.ac.uk; Miriam.Koktvedgaard.Zeitzen@natmus.dk This workshop seeks to engage with the resurgence of interest in … Continue reading CALL FOR PAPERS: Tibetan Materialities and Cultural Economies

CFP: Workshop on the concept of landscape

Call for papers! We want to add one or two papers to our great workshop programme for TIBETAN LANDSCAPES, November 16 at the CCBS, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Send your abstract, short bio and a few words about your motivation for participating  to ccbs@hum.ku.dk by September 24, 2018.