12-13 AUGUST 2021
Buddhism, economy and value(s)
After over six years of innovative research, the CCBS’s collaborative project Buddhism, Business and Believers, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities, is coming to an end.
This research project has investigated contemporary relations between business and Buddhism by combining the methods of language-based area studies, religious studies, anthropology and economics. The aim of the project was to gain novel insights into the manner in which Buddhism mediates value within material and spiritual exchanges. In doing so, it opened up a new field of research that focused on the interplay between religion and economics through the core focal points of exchange, value and materiality. As we are now wrapping up the project, we have gathered a group of leading scholars working on contemporary Buddhism in Japan, Bhutan, Laos, India, Mongolia, Tibet, and China for a workshop on BUDDHISM, ECONOMY AND VALUE(S) in Copenhagen on the 12-13th of August 2021. The workshop will investigate contemporary relations between economy and Buddhism via discussions on value and values. How does Buddhism mediate distinctions between virtue and value, spirituality and materiality, gifts and commodities? How do Buddhists ascribe meaning to objects, actions and human relations?
The participants are:
Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg, CCBS
Erica Baffelli, The University of Manchester
Jane Caple, CCBS
Jørn Borup, Aarhus Universitet
Mareike Wulff, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Nicola Schneider, Universität Bonn
Nicolas Sihlé, Centre for Himalayan Studies – CNRS
Patrice Ladwig, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
Paulina Kolata, Lund Universitet
Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko, CCBS
Sonam Wangmo, Universität Bonn
Stephen Christopher, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Trine Brox, CCBS
The workshop is closed for more participants. Please follow our blog to be updated about future calls for papers.