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- SUMMER SCHOOL> Yoga Studies Summer School 2017 - Jagiellonian University - Kraków, Poland
- SEMINAR> Economics and Capitalism in the Study of Buddhism: call for papers, AAR/2017/Boston
by Elizabeth DeMichelisDear list members,
This communication is slightly off-centre for this list, but I thought it may nevertheless be of interest to some. Apologies for any cross-posting!
Following the excellent conference held in Kraków last year (http://www.ydys.confer.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/about), our colleagues at the Jagiellonian University have organised a 2-week intensive Yoga Studies Summer School. This would be of great interest to any student (or indeed anyone) studying or researching any aspect of yoga, or with an interest in sanskrit yoga texts and traditions.
Please note the following deadline:
YSSS application submission: 31st March 2017
I transmit below some information from one of the organisers.
With best regards
Elizabeth De Michelis
it is with great pleasure that I invite you to the Yoga Studies Summer School that will take place between 21st July and 4th August 2017 at the Institute for the Study of Religions, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland.
The intensive programme will feature lectures by, among others, dr Michel Angot, prof. Gudrun Bühnemann, dr Jason Birch, dr hab. Małgorzata Sacha, and prof. Rafaelle Torella.
You can find more information on the course and some related downloadable documents at the official YSSS webpage:
Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues, students, and friends.
With best regards,
Institute for the Study of Religions
by Richard PayneEconomics and Capitalism in the Study of Buddhism Seminar
Collapse of Empires: institutional changes created by larger social, political, and economic changes; this includes historical and contemporary instances, such as the collapse of the Pala Empire, and that of the Tibetan Empire, and more recent instances, such as the dissolution of direct colonialist domination and soviet control of economies; topics therefore also encompass neo-colonialism and post-colonialism. The Seminar actively encourages contributions that extend the horizon of discussion beyond the contemporary, that is, it seeks to include examples from any historical period, not just modern and post-modern. Also, while the Seminar seeks to support a sustained conversation of the different topics falling within its general theme, proposals are welcome from anyone—whether they have participated in the seminar in the past or not.
The seminar will allow an extended and focused examination of the historical background of Buddhism in networks of exchange, under colonialism—the previous global socio-economic system—and the present-day effects of global, or late, capitalism with its ability to transcend traditional national boundaries. In the same way that previous eras saw transcontinental and transoceanic patterns of trade as agencies in the transmission and transformation of Buddhism, there is an integral connection between the ability of contemporary consumer capitalism to make a presence in societies over the entirety of the globe and the technological changes that have contributed to increasingly globalized systems of communication and travel. There are two major areas of inquiry that the seminar explores. The first is the economic formation of Buddhism as an institution, such as the ways that Buddhism is represented, commodified, and marketed in capitalist society. The second area of inquiry is the ways that economic relations and capitalism have influenced the conception of Buddhism as an object of academic study.
Anonymity: Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Method of submission:
Chair - Payne, Richard K., Graduate Theological Union, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair - Rambelli, Fabio, University of California, Santa Barbara, email@example.com