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UKABS Conference 2021

The University of Edinburgh and EBS are proud to host the United Kingdom Association for Buddhist Studies (UKABS) annual conference on the 1st and 2nd of July 2021 with the following theme “Word, Image, Object, Performance.”  The conference will be held over Zoom and Gather.Town due to current travel restrictions. We hope you can join us. Please find the registration link and conference programme below.



The keynotes will be delivered by Justin McDaniel (University of Pennsylvania) with his work titled "Cajoleries and Thin Description in the Study of Thai Buddhist Art", and Pamela Winfield (Elon University) with her work "What’s in A Nāma? A Rūpa Would Smell as Sweet: Reflections on Sensational Buddhism". 



The full program of the conference and the abstracts of each session are now available on the conference blog



Due to the generosity of the Khyentse Foundation, there will be no conference fees for attendees and participants. Only registered participants will be able to attend the conference, participate in livestreams, and access recordings and posters/exhibits.

Registration link is now available: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukabs-2021-tickets-150183702497 


UKABS Website

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UKABS Conference 2021

UKABS conference call for papers: Word, Image, Object, Performance

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