協辦單位：University of the West & Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple
Artistic and cultural expressions have been a vital means of religious engagement for Buddhists. From early Buddhist architecture to cave paintings and calligraphy, artistic forms symbolically capture Buddhist worldviews in ways that both reflect and enhance religious devotion.
To mark the publication of the English edition of the Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts, the Institute of the Study of Humanistic Buddhism (ISHB) at University of the West and Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple are pleased to host the conference, "Expressions of the Dharma: Buddhist Art and Culture in Everyday Life," that will be held April 4-6, 2019.
For the conference, we seek English-language paper and panel proposals that discuss the significant ways that art and culture operate in the practice of Buddhism—both historically and in contemporary times. Papers and panels that explore new methodologies for the study of Buddhist art, the contours of Buddhist art curatorial practice, and the challenges of Buddhist art education in secular and religious settings are especially encouraged.
For more information on the conference, please visit https://www.ishb-uwest.org/2019-conference