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  1. JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 12 September - 19 September
  2. CONFERENCE> UC Berkeley Conference on Conceptuality and Nonconceptuality in Buddhist Thought
  3. AWARD> 2016 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner announced

JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 12 September - 19 September

by Matthew McMullen
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
12 September 2016 to 19 September 2016.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,
write to, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


Aarhus University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Anthropology (855089)

American University - Beirut - Faculty position in Gender and Women's

Smith College - Assistant Professor of Environmental Anthropology

University of California - Santa Cruz - Anthropology: Assistant
Professor in Socio-Cultural Anthropology & Public Policy (Open Until
Filled; Initial Review 10/14/16)

Victoria University of Wellington - Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology


Brown University - Assistant Professor, 18th/19th Century Art and

Carleton University - Confucius Chair in Chinese Art History

University of Graz - Professor (f/m) of Modern Art

University of Utah - Ancient Mediterranean

Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoctoral Fellow in Islamic
Art or Art of the Ancient Americas


California State University - Channel Islands - Tenure-Track,
Assistant Professor - Asia History

Hamilton College - Asia and the Environment

Wabash College - Assistant Professor in Chinese and Asian Studies

Yale University - Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Associate


University of Utah - Ancient Mediterranean


University of Richmond - Richard L. Morrill Distinguished University
Chair in Ethics and Democratic Values

Yale University - Henry Chauncey Jr. '57 Postdoctoral Associate

Yale University - Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Associate


University of Richmond - Richard L. Morrill Distinguished University
Chair in Ethics and Democratic Values

University of Southern California - Assistant Professor, Islamic


American University - Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary
Art History

Boston College - Boston College invites applications in an
open-discipline search for a tenure-track position that will
contribute to our growing journalism program.

European University Institute - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Michigan State University - Assistant Professor (CCP)-Tenure Track

Pennsylvania State University - Endowed Chair in Nineteenth-Century

Yale University - Professor of Comparative Literature, Field Open

Yale University - Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature,
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CONFERENCE> UC Berkeley Conference on Conceptuality and Nonconceptuality in Buddhist Thought

by Robert H Sharf
Conceptuality and Nonconceptuality in Buddhist Thought
Friday-Sunday, November 4–6, 2016 (no registration necessary)
Center for Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Location TBA; check for updates at the Berkeley Center for Buddhist Studies website:
This conference will explore the different ways that Buddhist scholastic traditions (Sarvāstivāda, Madhyamaka, Yogācāra, Pramāṇavāda) engaged with the issue of "conceptuality" and "non-conceptuality" in their analyses of mind, perception, thinking, and insight. In exploring this topic, participants are invited to focus on one or more key terms or notions, such as saṃjñā, manovijñāna, manas, vitarka/vicāra, manojalpa, prajñapti, and pratyakṣa, as well as pairs like vikalpa versus nirvikalpa (or avikalpaka), svalakṣaṇa versus sāmānyalakṣaṇa, dravya-svalakṣaṇa versus āyatana-svalakṣaṇa, and so on. Finally, participants are encouraged to address the relevance of these notions in the light of contemporary philosophical discussions of conceptual and non-conceptual perception and experience.
Friday, November 4, 2016
Panel 1 — 4 to 7 pm: Conceptuality and Experience
Chair: Robert Sharf (UC Berkeley)
Dan Arnold (University of Chicago): "Perception and the Perceptible: Candrakīrti on the Difference an Adjective Makes"
Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia): "What's In a Concept? Conceptualizing the Conceptual in Buddhist Philosophy and Cognitive Science"
Sonam Kachru (University of Virginia): "Who's Afraid of Non-Conceptual Content? Rehabilitating Dignāga's Criterion for what is Perceptually Evident"

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Panel 2 — 9 to noon: Yogācāra
Chair: Alexander von Rospatt (UC Berkeley)
Nobuyoshi Yamabe (Waseda University): "The Position of Conceptualization in the Context of the Yogācāra Bīja Theory"
Jowita Kramer (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich): "Conceptuality in Yogācāra Thought"
Roy Tzohar (Tel Aviv University): "Enjoy the Silence: The Relation between Non-conceptual Awareness and Inexpressibility According to Some Yogācāra Sources"
Panel 3 — 2 to 4: Sūtra and Abhidharma
Chair: Collett Cox (University of Washington)
Qian Lin (UC Berkeley): "The Mahānidāna-sūtra and Conceptual Thinking in Early Buddhism"
Ching Keng (National Chengchi University, Taiwan): "Does the Cognition of Blueness-cum-Yellowness Involve Vikalpa?"
Panel 4 — 4:30 to 6:30: The Ultimate and the Epistemic Role of Experience
Chair: Sara L. McClintock (Emory University)
Jonardon Ganeri (New York University): "Mindedness, Saññā, and the Epistemic Role of Experience"
Jay Garfield (Smith College): "Thinking Beyond Thought: Tsongkhapa and Mipham on the Conceptualized Ultimate"

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Panel 5 — 9 am to noon: Pramāṇavāda
Chair: Jowita Kramer (Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich)
Patrick McAllister (Austrian Academy of Sciences): "A Buddhist Account of the Simultaneity of Perceptual and Conceptual Awareness Events"
Vincent Eltschinger (École Pratique des Hautes Études): "Dharmakīrti, Apoha, and the Two Truths"
Toru Funayama (Kyoto University): "Non-conceptuality through Repetition of Conceptual Meditation: Kamalaśīla's Theory of Yogic Perception"
Note: Abstracts for the papers are available at:
For more information contact:
Sanjyot Mehendale
Vice Chair, Center for Buddhist Studies
University of California
1995 University Avenue, 520F
Berkeley, CA 94704-2318
Tel: (510) 643-5104
Fax: (510) 643-7062

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AWARD> 2016 Toshihide Numata Book Award winner announced

by Robert H Sharf
BERKELEY — The Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2016 Toshihide Numata Book Award is Janet Gyatso for her book Being Human in a Buddhist World: An Intellectual History of Medicine in Early Modern Tibet (Columbia University Press, 2015).
The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding book or books in the area of Buddhist studies. The selection is made by an external committee that is appointed annually. The members of this year's committee were uniformly effusive in their praise of Being Human in a Buddhist World, citing the book as "a stellar example of scholarship that crosses diverse fields, placing Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan culture, (or 'civilization,' as Gyatso prefers to call it), and the history of science into conversation," and calling Professor Gyatso "a true virtuoso at interpreting both visual and literary sources."
Professor Gyatso will be presented with the Toshihide Numata Book Award on the afternoon of Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Alumni House on the UC Berkeley Campus. The prize presentation, which will begin at 3 PM, will be followed by a keynote by the author and a symposium that will include the medical anthropologist Vincanne Adams (University of California, San Francisco), the philosopher Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia), and the historian Stacey van Vleet (University of California, Berkeley).
For additional information about the Award or the Award Symposium, please check for updates at the Center for Buddhist Studies website ( or contact:
Dr. Sanjyot Mehendale
Vice-Chair, Center for Buddhist Studies
1995 University Avenue, Suite 520F
Berkeley, CA 94704-2318
(510) 643-5104

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