ANNOUNCEMENT> Royal Asiatic Society Call for Book Proposals

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland invites the submission of book proposals on subjects related to the cultures, history, languages and religions of Asia. The Society supports the publication of 4 to 5 books a year in collaboration with a variety of publishers which include Routledge, University of Edinburgh Press, National University of Singapore Press, University of Hong Kong Press, Cambridge University Press, India and the Gingko Library.

CFP> Submission of Proposals to the International Association for Tibetan Studies, Paris 2019

Dear friends,

The International Association for Tibetan Studies has posted instructions for the submission of paper, panel and roundtable proposals in advance of its Seminar to be held in Paris, July 2019:


The website for submissions will open, tomorrow, Feb. 21: 


Matthew Kapstein

CFP > AAR 2018, Denver: Yogācāra Studies Unit

Dear colleagues, 

Proposals for the Yogācāra Studies Unit, American Academy of Religion, 2018 meeting in Denver are now being accepted. Please feel free to share this with anyone you might be interested in submitting a proposal.

The unit has announced the following topics (go here for online information from AAR and for links to submission process):

: https://papers.aarweb.org/content/yog%C4%81c%C4%81ra-studies-unit

CFP> AAR 2018, Denver: Economics and Capitalism in the Study of Religion

Proposals for the Economics and Capitalism in the Study of Buddhism Seminar, American Academy of Religion, 2018 meeting in Denver are now being accepted. This will be the fourth of five years of meetings for the seminar. Please feel free to share this with anyone you think might find the topic, or the possibility of submitting a proposal. 

Seeking contact information for Ushi Arakaki

Dear Colleagues,

I am reaching out to ask if anyone has a current email address or contact information for Ushi Arakaki, leading scholar of Brazilian-Japanese religions.

Thank you for your assistance - I will take my replies offline at pwinfield@elon.edu.

Much obliged - 



Pamela D. Winfield, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Religious Studies

Elon University

Campus Box 2340

Elon NC 27244

(336) 278-5128


Notice> Steven Collins (1951-2018)

I write, with a shock, sadness, and grief beyond any words that I know, to pass on the news that Steven Collins has died suddenly in New Zealand, where he had just gone to teach a special series of seminars.
Steven Collins was many things to many of us.  He was, of course, Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilization at the University of Chicago.
But to me, he was, above all, my friend.
The Buddha was right when he said that life is uncertain, death is certain,

Summer Program> Accredited Classical Tibetan Summer Intensive Program in California

The Dharmachakra School of Translation, in affiliation with the Rangjung Yeshe Institute at Kathmandu University, is pleased to announce that enrollment is now open for our Summer 2018 Intermediate Classical Tibetan Program, running from June 10th - August 10th.


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