In 2011 the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions will meet
jointly with the Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies. The conference
will take place at the Mercure Resort in Queenstown from 7-9
December 2011. There will be two parallel streams of panels; plenary lectures
and meals will be held together.
The NZASR (www.nzasr.ac.nz) invites papers on the theme of religion and
reception history. In addition to papers examining the transmission, reception
and effect of religious texts, ideas and traditions across time and across
geographical borders we especially seek papers reflecting on reception history
as a method in the study of religion.
Selected papers on reception history will be considered for publication
in a special issue of Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception
(www.relegere.org). We welcome also papers on other aspects of the academic
study of religion.
The AABS (www.buddhiststudies.org.au) presents a multidisciplinary forum
for the academic discussion of research on Buddhism. Contributions are welcome
from all academic perspectives including textual studies, history, sociology,
religious studies, cultural studies, psychology, music, performance and art
Speakers in both streams have approximately 20 minutes to deliver their paper,
with additional time for questions and discussion. Postgraduates are
particularly welcome to submit papers for either conference stream.
The call for papers will close on 31 October 2011. Abstracts should be submitted
online at the conference website: http://www.nzasr.ac.nz/conference/=20
Registration at early bird and student rates will close on 30 September 2011.
Further details of rates and how to register are available on the conference
The conference is hosted by the Department of Theology and Religion at the
University of Otago. Please direct questions to Will Sweetman
Dr Will Sweetman
Senior Lecturer in Asian Religions
Department of Theology and Religion
University of Otago
P.O. Box 56
+64 3 479 8793
— Dr. Pedram Khosronejad
Department of Social Anthropology
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland KY16 9AL
Tel: +44 (1334) 461968
Fax: +44 (1334) 462985
University of St Andrews Webmail: https://webmail.st-andrews.ac.uk
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