CFP: Buddhism and Animal Ethics Panel for the 2020 American Academy of Religion Conference

Geoffrey Barstow's picture

Dear Colleagues,

I am soliciting papers for a panel on Buddhism and Animal Ethics for next year’s AAR in Boston.  My thought is to include both papers that take a historical approach, examining Buddhist approaches to animals in particular times and places, as well as prescriptive philosophical reflections on Animal Ethics that build on, critique, or otherwise intersect with Buddhist thought.  So really, any paper that deals with Animal Ethics and Buddhism is welcome.  In the long term, my ambition is to build on this panel by eventually putting together an edited volume on this topic.  So please feel free to let me know if you would like to be involved with that project even if you are unable to join us next fall in Boston.

If you are interested in participating in this panel, please email me at

Wishing you all a gentle winter,