Women in Buddhism: Religion, Politics and the Arts

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Summer Program
June 5, 2023 to June 30, 2023
Hawaii, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Asian American History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, World History / Studies

Women in Buddhism: Religion Politics, and the Arts is a four-week residential summer institute for college and university teachers that will be hosted at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this multidisciplinary program will explore the evolving relational agencies of women from the South Asian origins of Buddhism, its spread into Central, East and Southeast Asia, and its development in the modern era through deep and context-rich engagement with key traditions, practices, and primary texts. The program is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate educators addressing issues of diversity at the intersections among religion, gender, power, globalization, and cultural pluralism.

The Institute will be co-directed by Peter Hershock (East-West Center) and Wendi Adamek (University of Calgary). The program will include lectures and discussions with twelve leading scholars of Buddhist religiosity, history, literature, arts, and philosophy, as well as a film series, museum visit, and in-depth examinations of key texts. 

Applicants selected for the program will receive support for travel and lodging. Application deadline: March 3, 2023

Contact Info: 

Dr. Peter D. Hershock, East-West Center