OBITUARY> Kenneth Kraft 1949-2018

[This obituary was written by Ken's family. DC]

 

Kenneth Kraft, professor of Buddhist studies and Japanese religions and author of several books on contemporary Buddhism, died on October 1 at his home in Haverford, PA. He was 69.

 

The cause of death was cancer, his family said.

 

For almost 50 years, Kraft was deeply engaged in Buddhist studies. He was recognized as a brilliant scholar and a leader in his field, impacting countless readers and students in their understanding of Zen Buddhism.

 

Insta Novels: Bringing Classic Literature to Instagram Stories

THe New York Public Library recently launched Insta Novels on the Library's Instagram account (@nypl) with Part 1 of a newly digitized version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The novel is illustrated by well-known designer Magoz.

These are not academic books but they are a fascinating new way to experience reading.

Extended deadline - Call for abstracts XVII Biennial IASC Conference 'In Defense of the Commons: Challenges, Innovation, and Action'

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October 11, 2018 to November 15, 2018

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Environment: 8 October - 15 October, 2018

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 8 October 2018 to 15 October 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Environment.

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ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

CfP: Barnes Graduate Student Conference, Philadelphia, PA (March 2019)

The James A. Barnes Club, Temple University's graduate student history organization, is pleased to announce the 24th Annual Barnes Club Graduate Student History Conference. The event will feature a keynote address from 2018 Bancroft Prize winner, Dr. Marc Gallicchio, Associate History Professor at Villanova University, for his book, Implacable Foes: War in the Pacific, 1944-1945.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-French-Colonial: 8 October - 15 October

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AFRICAN HISTORY / STUDIES

Clark University - Adjunct Professor, African History

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