Hannah Gould is a cultural anthropologist specializing in death, technology, and religion. She recently completed fieldwork within the Buddhist altar and grave industry in Japan, where she examined the emergence and decline of memorial technologies and ritual traditions. Hannah is currently A.R.C. Research Fellow with the DeathTech Research Team based at The University of Melbourne, studying new body disposal technologies and the future of cemetery design.
How does discipline impact the way we see Buddhist ritual? How can more diverse disciplinary conversations help scholars see ritual in new ways? Five scholars from four time zones come together from around the world to discuss the impacts of interdisciplinary approaches to Buddhist ritual.