Author Archives: Jovan Maud

About Jovan Maud

I'm a lecturer in the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany. Interests include: transnational religious networks, popular religion in Thailand, religious tourism and commodification, and digital anthropology.

Pali online course: enrollments open

The Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies is currently seeking students for their latest online Pali course, with Professor Richard Gombrich. Here are the details: Pali Online School Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (A Recognised Independent Centre of the University of … Continue reading

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Sydney Buddhist Centre Divests from Fossil Fuels

One way to think about the “global” nature of Buddhism is to consider not just the spread of Buddhist practitioners and institutions across the globe but also how they imagine and address global issues.  The most literally global issue of … Continue reading

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CfP: “Contemplative Sociology”. Gdańsk, Poland

Here is a call for papers for a panel at an upcoming conference in Poland. ‘Contemplative Sociology. Towards the Mindful Sociological Research and Empathic Society’ organized during XVI Polish Sociological Congress (14-17 September 2016 Gdańsk). Panel description: The goal of … Continue reading

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E-learning Course on Asian Buddhist Women

Here’s an announcement about an upcoming E-learning course on Buddhist women in Asia. Sounds like it will be very interesting. The Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of Hamburg, in cooperation with the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal … Continue reading

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Beyond the City Limits: Rethinking New Religiosities in Asia

Here is a call for applications for an upcoming summer school that we are running in Göttingen later this year. It could be potentially interesting to PhD or research-based Masters students working on urban/rural Buddhism in Asia. Summer School Göttingen SPIRIT … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding “The Dharma Bum”

Ian Lawton is an Irish film maker who is currently raising money to create a feature length documentary on the life of U Dhammaloka. Sounds like a great project that deals with a significant, but relatively obscure, figure in the … Continue reading

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Upcoming conference: Buddhism in the Global Eye

“Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West” http://buddhism.arts.ubc.ca/2015/09/06/call-for-papers-buddhism-in-the-global-eye/ The 6th Annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference, hosted by the University of British Columbia’s Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society (Jessica L. Main, director) and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Conference: Buddhism & Australia

5th International Conference Buddhism & Australia 18-20 February, 2016 Perth, Western Australia CALL FOR PAPERS The IC Buddhism & Australia is pleased to invite abstracts for panel sessions and individual papers for the 5th International Conference Buddhism & Australia This … Continue reading

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JGB Special Focus: The Family in Modern Buddhism

I’m very happy to announce the publication of the Journal of Global Buddhism’s second “Special Focus” issue for 2015, this time on the subject of “The Family in Modern Buddhism“. The issue has been edited by our book review editor, Franz Metcalf, and … Continue reading

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PhD scholarship – Buddhism, Business and Believers

Here is the announcement of a very interesting-sounding PhD scholarship in Copenhagen:   PhD scholarship – Buddhism, Business and Believers The Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a … Continue reading

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