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AHRC award to the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Centre for Buddhist Studies

10 June 2008

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has announced an award that will total £395, 806 to the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Centre for Buddhist Studies.

Award for Buddhist Studies

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has announced an award that will total £395, 806 to the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Centre for Buddhist Studies. This is to fund a collaborative research project over three years on Buddhist Death Rituals of Southeast Asia and China. The Buddhist Death Rituals project is under the overall direction of Prof. Paul Williams, Codirector of the Centre for Buddhist Studies. AHRC funding includes a full bursary for a PhD student (Ingmar Heise)  to work on Chinese Buddhist funeral rites under the supervision of Dr. John Kieschnick. Dr. Rita Langer will be the project's full-time Research Fellow working on the Southeast Asian Buddhist rituals. Project findings will be presented at two academic conferences and published as a collection of academic articles in the form of an edited book. An exhibition will reach out to a wider audience and the chosen media (images and video films) will make the material easily accessible to those interested in Buddhist Studies from both within and outside the academic community.

 

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