Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 28 Dec 2012

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  • Journals
  • Call for reviewers
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  • Summer Programme
  • Conferences
  • Jobs

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Culture and Religion, issue 13, no. 4

Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture (JRMDC)

Material Religion vol 8, no. 4;jsessionid=1mw29oejvldk5.victoria


The Journal of Buddhist Ethics has just released its 2013 call for reviews.  Any scholars interested in reviewing one of the following texts should contact the Book Review Editor:

Henry Schliff – henry.schliff [AT]

South & Southeast Asia

• Blackburn, Ann. Locations of Buddhism: Colonialism and Modernity in Sri Lanka (Chicago, 2010)

• Geary, David, et al., Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site (Routledge, 2012)

• Jerryson, Michael. Buddhist Fury: Religion and Violence in Southern Thailand (Oxford, 2011)

• McDaniel, Justin Thomas. The Lovelorn Ghost & the Magical Monk: Practicing Buddhism in Modern Thailand (Columbia, 2011)

• Ohnuma, Reiko. Ties that Bind: Maternal Imagery and Discourse in Indian Buddhism (Oxford, 2012)

• Sugunasiri, Suwanda. Arahant Mahinda-redactor of the Buddhapujava in Sinhala Buddhism (Toronto, Nalanda Publishing, 2012)

• Verardi, Giovanni. Hardships and Downfall of Buddhism in India (Manohar / Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2011)


• Cuevas, Bryan. Travels in the Netherworld: Buddhist Popular Narratives of Death and the Afterlife in Tibet (SUNY, 2011)

• Lozang Jamspal. The Range of the Bodhisattva, a Mahāyāna Sutra: Ārya-bodhisattva-gocara.

Introduction and Translation (Columbia, 2011)

• Meinert, Carmen and Hans-Bernd Zöllner (eds.). Buddhist Approaches to

Human Rights: Dissonances and Resonances. (transcript Verlag, 2010)

• Wedemeyer, Christian K. Making Sense of Tantric Buddhism: History, Semiology, and Transgression in Indian Traditions (Columbia, 2012)


• Clower, Jason. The Unlikely Buddhologist: Tiantai Buddhism in Mou Zongsan’s New Confucianism (Leiden: Brill, 2010)

• DuBois, Thomas David. Religion and the Making of Modern East Asia(Cambridge, 2011)

• Perry, Benjamin. The Religion of Falun Gong (Chicago, 2012)

• Rambelli, Fabio and Eric Reinders. Buddhism and Iconoclasm in East Asia: A History (Continuum, 2012)

• Yu, Jimmy. Sanctity and Self-Inflicted Violence in Chinese Religions,

1500-1700 (Oxford University Press, 2012)


• Bein, Steve. Purifying Zen: Watsuji Tetsurō’s Shamon Dōgen (Hawai‘i, 2011)

• Heine, Steven. Sacred High City, Scared Low City (Oxford, 2011)

• Miyamoto, Yuki. Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima (Fordham, 2012)

• Mun Chanju. Purification Buddhist Movement, 1954-1970: The Struggle to Restore Celibacy in the Jogye

Order of Korean Buddhism (Blue Pine, 2011)

• Shields, James Mark. Critical Buddhism: Engaging with Modern Japanese

Buddhist Thought (Ashgate, 2011)

Global/Western Buddhism

• Ama Michihiro. Immigrants to the Pure Land: The Modernization,

Acculturation, and Globalization of Shin Buddhism, 1898-1941 (Hawai‘i

Press, 2011)

• Hu Hsiao-Lan, This-Worldly Nibbana: A Buddhist-Feminist Social Ethic for

Peacemaking in the Global Community (SUNY, 2011)

• Rathore, Aakash Singh, and Ajay Verma. The Buddha and His Dhamma: A

Critical Edition (Oxford, 2011)

• Hackett, Paul. Theos Bernard, the White Lama: Tibet, Yoga, and American

Religious Life (Columbia, 2012)


CFP: Paul Ricoeur and the Future of the Humanities |

International Conference | June 27-29, 2013 | University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Description: Scholars interested in presenting a paper are invited to submit a proposal that fits the conference theme (word limit: 400 words). Proposals from all the areas of the humanities historiography,

literary studies, theology, cultural studies, etc. are welcome, as long as they address relevant philosophical….

Contact: info [at]


Announcement ID: 199791


Jewish Studies at the Leo Baeck Summer University

Date: 2013-01-30

Description: We are happy to announce that the application period for the Leo Baeck Summer University 2013 has begun.The Leo Baeck Summer University is an English-language six-week summer school in Jewish studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, under the auspices of the new Zentrum fr Jdische Studien Berlin- …

Contact: info [at]


Announcement ID: 199697



International Workshop “Machiavelli, Islam and the East”

Date: 2013-02-20

Description: Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy) is inviting scholars to submit 25-minutes papers for a one-day international workshop titled “Machiavelli, Islam and the East”, which will take place on 6 May 2013. While Niccol Machiavelli is universally recognized as one of the founders of the Western polit …

Contact: g.marcocci [at]

Announcement ID: 199731


Case Western Reserve University – Director, Baker Nord Center for the Humanities

McGill University – Postdoctoral Fellowships in Studies in Early Modern Europe

Monash University – Lecturer (History of Religion)

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology – Tenure-Track Position in East Asian Studies