6th International Conference Buddhism & Nordland: When Buddha Came to Ultima Thule

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Call for Papers
November 19, 2021 to November 20, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Anthropology, Area Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology

The 6th International Conference Buddhism and Nordland follows the previous five conferences that were held in 2007-2011 in Estonia. The 6th conference will be held in Sweden to enhance the academic study of Buddhism in Sweden.
The reason to continue with the conferences Buddhism and Nordland is the need to preserve the history and presence of Buddhism in Northern Europe, to stimulate researches in this area of study and broaden the local history with Buddhist topics.

With this conference we wish to connect Nordic scholars who are dealing with Buddhism and encourage them to start /expand their research on Buddhism in Northern Europe.

The conference invites scholars and Buddhists to expand on

-relationship between Buddhism and State in Sweden (Scandinavia)
-early reception of Buddhism in Northern Europe
-Buddhism as described in historical documents
-how much state in Sweden pays attention to Buddhism and Buddhists and their work
-how Buddhism is reflected in the local culture and news
-women`s fight with Sangha
-what are the similarities and differences in the neighboring countries
-what is the current situation with Buddhism in their country
-Buddhism and science
-different Buddhist schools in Sweden
-how much Swedish science and Academy of Science cares about Buddhism

The conference is open to proposals for contributions on Buddhist history, philosophy, texts as well for proposals on any Buddhism related theme.

Important dates

Please send your proposals by September 15, 2021 to the following email:

Acknowledgment of acceptance will be sent by 30 September, 2021
A full draft paper should be submitted by October 31, 2021

For detailed information: www.budcon.com

    Contact Info: 

    Marju Broder
    Organizing Chair

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