DANAM (Dharma Academy of North America Annual Meeting) – San Diego 2019

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Dharma Academy of North America Annual Meeting

(In Conjunction with the American Academy of Religion)

San Diego, CA, 22-23 November 2019


Deadline for Proposals: March 31, 2019

Please contact the individual listed directly to make a proposal.

(i) Gandhi’s Legacy of Nonviolence and the Contemporary World

We invite abstracts on any aspect of Gandhi’s global legacy as it relates to the issues of nonviolence, peace, and justice. The papers can be theoretical or constructive.

CONTACT: Professor Veena Howard, California State University, Fresno


(ii) Transregional Bhakti Traditions

Proposals are invited that discuss the interplay of social, cultural, theological, and political dynamics when sectarian bhakti traditions cross regional borders, including dimensions of circulation and mobility, authenticity and authority, and inclusivity and exclusivity in specific regional settings.

CONTACT: Professor Graham Schweig, Christopher Newport University


(iii) Dharma and Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been widely engaged from the viewpoint of its potential to alter our perception of awareness, consciousness, and mind. But AI also has implications for the valence of human work, rights, and dignity. The DANAM panel on AI invites papers that address any of the above intersections with Artificial Intelligence from the perspective of Hindu, Buddhist, or Jain thought, texts, ethics, and culture.

CONTACT: Professor Rita D. Sherma; Director, Shingal Center for Dharma Studies, Graduate Theological Union


(iv) Hindu-Jewish Studies

Paper proposals are invited that compare the two traditions, show connections or convergences in the categories of ritual, theology, and/or gender.

CONTACT: Professor Yudit Greenberg, Director, Jewish Studies Program and the Center for India and South Asia, Rollins College


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