Buddhism in Britain Research Symposium – Call for Contributions

We are hosting the inaugural Buddhism in Britain Research Symposium on Wednesday 15th December 2021, 10-4pm, via Zoom, and we are seeking contributions from academics, scholar-practitioners, and research students who are interested in sharing insights into this subject area via 25-30 minute papers and round-table discussions.

This new research symposium is supported by the British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group (Socrel), and it is open to ALL who are studying or writing about Buddhism in Britain, in its varied forms and from different disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, area studies, Buddhist studies, anthropology, religious studies and more! If you are interested in research into Buddhism in Britain, we will welcome your contributions!

The aim of the symposium is to share new research (including works-in-progress) into Buddhism in the UK and ROI. We intend for this symposium to be a friendly and supportive environment in which to discuss new ideas, and to meet together to grow interest in this exciting but understudied subject, including via special issue publications. We are particularly keen to hear from (and to support!) PhD students working on Buddhism in Britain.

If you would like to join us on the 15th December, please send a brief abstract (max. 500 words) of the research you would like to share, as well as your institutional affiliation and status (eg. PhD student etc), to Dr Caroline Starkey by Monday 8th November.   We look forward to hearing from you!