23-24 May 2019
Buddhist Consumption: Excess and Waste
The aim of this workshop is to contribute to the growing number of studies paying greater attention to the materiality of Buddhism, and in particular to what at times appears to be the excess and waste of Buddhism-related consumption.
17-18 December 2018
Our May-2018 workshop on value, values and religion was a success. We look forward to more discussions on this topic in December 2018 with the workshop “Religion, Economy, and Value: Histories of Religious Fundraising.” See the Call for Papers here.
16 November 2018
The workshop Tibetan landscapes privileges the concept of landscape, i.e. the material traces of human activity, which can help us understand the histories, communities, politics, cultures, religious practices, and economies of Tibetan people and places. As stated in our CFP, we invite one or two papers more.
2 November 2018
Call for papers! We welcome papers from scholars working in Tibetan contexts within or outside the geographical boundaries of Tibet, and who would like to engage in interdisciplinary discussions about materiality and economy. Send your abstract and short bio by September 24, 2018. See the call for papers here.
26 June 2018
This workshop will gather researchers who are engaged in research on aesthetics, embodiment, affect and sensory experiences in religion to religion and belonging in Asian contexts. You can find a link to a call for participation here.
18-20 June 2018
As part of the 10th annual international ADI (Asian Dynamics Initiative) conference at the University of Copenhagen, Trine Brox, Jane Caple and Elizabeth Williams-Oerberg are convening a panel entitled “Religion in Consumer Society: Perspectives from Asia.” See the programme here and the abstracts and biographies of the presenters here. You can find a link to the CFP here.
4 June 2018
This workshop brings together scholars working on a range of Buddhisms in contemporary China to discuss how and to what extent Buddhist space(s) in China are changing in tandem with broader economic, political and technological developments, particularly under the current Xi Jinping regime. More details here.
24-25 May 2018
12 March 2018
Public talk with Andreas Doctor on Monday the 12nd of March at the University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus KUA2, room 10.4.05, at 16:15.
23 January 2018
Workshop at the Business Ethics Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, in collaboration with Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies at the University of Copenhagen on Tuesday the 23rd of January.
17 January 2018
Workshop with Jixian Tsering (University of Oslo) on Wednesday the 17th of January at the University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus KUA2, room 10.4.05, at 13:15.
8 January 2018
Public talk with Else Vogel (Linköping University) on Monday the 8th of January 2018 at the University of Copenhagen, KUA2, room 10.4.05, at 15.30-17.00.
4 December 2017
Public talk with Séagh Kehoe (University of Nottingham) on Monday the 4th of December at the University of Copenhagen, KUA2, room 10.4.05, at 16:15.
26 October 2017
BBB-LECTURE SERIES: Professor Inken Prohl, Universität Heidelberg, Public talk on “The Economization of the Individual Changes in Buddhist Inspired Practices of Meditation”
Proceeding from the insight that religious ideas are embedded in social practices, my paper will use a material religion approach to analyze the role played by embodiment, performances and material objects in religious practice. Understanding religion as a
sensory experience as much as an intellectual endeavor, Zen Buddhist inspired practices of meditation will be analyzed as ‘sensational forms’. The discussion of differing ascriptions toward zazen – the practice of silent sitting in Zen Buddhism commonly
referred to as ‘mediation’ in the so-called West – in Japanese temple Buddhism as well as in examples from contemporary urban contexts demonstrates that the same forms can evoke different sensations. Those evocations are dependent on cultural, contextual,
and individual dispositions that differ in traditional Japanese and urban contemporary contexts. As I will show in my paper, the practice of Zen Buddhist meditation transformed from a re-enactment of the Buddha’s enlightenment into strategies that aim at optimizing the self and are related to the economization of the individual.
Time: October 26, 2017 at 14:45, place: 10.4.05, KUA 2, University of Copenhagen
29 September 2017
The BBB-Lecture Series welcomes you to an open lecture with Dr. Emma Martin (University of Manchester) at the University of Copenhagen, KUA2, room 10.4.05 at 12:15.
26-28th of June, 2017
A panel at the 9th international ADI conference. Trine Brox (University of Copenhagen) and Emma Martin (University of Manchester) are conveners. Read more…
25-27th of May, 2017
This small workshop was an effort to pull together scholars working within the field of Buddhism and economics with the intent to further develop the theoretical approaches we incorporate in our research. Read more…
24th of May, 2017
A public talk by Ann Gleig at the University of Copenhagen. This talk is part of the BBB Lecture Series. Read more…
23rd of May, 2017
A public talk by Brooke Schedneck at the University of Copenhagen. This talk is part of the BBB Lecture Series. Read more…
11th of May, 2017
The CCBS is thrilled to announce “Labor and Money in Yachen Gar: The Role of Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in a Monastic Economy”, a talk by Yasmin Cho. Read more…
10th of May, 2017
The CCBS welcomes everyone interested in joining us for an afternoon of mindfulness on the 10th of May, 2017, at the University of Copenhagen. Speakers are Steven Stanley (Cardiff University), Ilmari Kortelainen (University of Tampere), and Kristina Eichel (Brown University). Read more…
10-11th of May, 2017
The CCBS announces the Mindfulness Symposium held at the University of Copenhagen, 10-11th of May, 2017. The symposium is closed for entries, but you may join us for the two open lectures: “Approaching Mindfulness” on May 10th. Read more…
16-17th of March, 2017
The CCBS is thrilled to announce the ”Buddhism and Economic Relations in Asia” workshop at Tallinn University, School of Humanities, on the 16-17th of March 2017.
As part of the workshop, three lectures by professors Alexander Horstmann, Trine Brox and Elizabeth Ørberg will be open to the public. Read more…
A public talk by Emma Martin at the University of Copenhagen. This talk was part of the BBB Lecture Series. Read more…
12-14th of October, 2016
The BBB Conference was held at the University of Copenhagen on the 12-14th of October, 2016. Dr. Lionel Obadia (Professor in Anthropology, Université Lyon); Prof. Dr. Inken Prohl (Institut für Religionswissenschaft, Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts – und Kulturwissenschaften, Universität Heidelberg), and Dr. Dan Smyer-Yü (Professor and Founding Director Center for Trans-Himalayan Studies, Yunnan Minzu University) were keynote speakers at the conference. Read more…
You can watch videos from the conference here…
You can read conference write-ups (by students) here – look for the “WU” tag.
11th of October, 2016
A public talk by Dr. Dan Smyer-Yü at the University of Copenhagen. This talk was part of the BBB Lecture Series. Read more…
23rd of May, 2016
A public talk by Jane Caple at the University of Copenhagen. This talk was part of the BBB Lecture Series. Read more…
27th of April, 2016
A public talk by Cathy Cantwell at the University of Copenhagen. This talk was part of the BBB Lecture Series. Read more…
26th of April, 2016
A public talk by Cameron David Warner at the University of Copenhagen. This talk was part of the BBB Lecture Series. Read more…