7th International Conference Buddhism & Australia

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Call for Papers
February 1, 2018 to February 3, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Anthropology, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Religious Studies and Theology, Cultural History / Studies

It is our great pleasure to announce that the 7th International Conference Buddhism & Australia will be held on 1-3 February, 2018 in Perth, Western Australia. All Buddhists, scholars and members of the general public interested in Buddhism are invited to present their papers in this coming conference. Researchers across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed as well the submission of pre-formed panel proposals

The main themes 2018

  • Rituals
  • Rituals and the Image of Buddha
  • Silk Road Buddhism
  • Death of the Buddha

The organizers are open to proposals for contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any related theme.

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 25 October, 2017
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 25 November, 2017

Call for short Essays
Those who have prepared for certain big task and who are able to put some sort of idea on certain topics, we have a proposal to compose an essay which needs to create a bridge back to the Buddha. Anyone, from any country, is free to apply. Selected essays will be published on the conference website. Topics

  • Buddha for every home
  • Buddha versus Jesus
  • Who reads the teachings of the dead Buddha
  • Buddhism is in the way of economy
  • Buddhist monks - people with weak vitality and mentality
  • Buddhist cosmology and contemporary astronomy and astrophysics are not brothers
  • Virtual reality as the modern day Nirvana
  • Could Buddha turn on a computer?
  • Is virtual reality beyond our reality or not?


  1. The essay should be at least 800 words.
  2. All essays must be absolutely original and in your own words.
  3. Images are encouraged. You are free to use images but they must be copyright-free.
  4. Submissions are accepted only in Microsoft Word documents (doc or docx).
  5. The cover page of your essay must contain your complete details such as your full name, phone number and email.
  6. The essay must be written in English.

Deadline for Submission: 31 December, 2017

Contact Info: 

Organizing Chair Marju Broder