The Collective Buddhist Studies Manifesto (CBSM) will be presented live at the 2021 AAR session, “Manifestos for Buddhist Studies,” on Sunday, November 21, 12:30-2:30 in San Antonio, Texas. 

Submissions will be published on this website with the support of The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto.  

In addition to the collective manifesto, we are exploring venues for the publication of multiple “Buddhist Studies Manifestos” in the form of open access public scholarship. If you would like to hear more about potential publication opportunities, please include a message with your submission indicating your interest.  

CBSM submissions may take the form of academic prose, poetry, visual art, images, collages, or video/audio/multimedia formats (including presentations that incorporate conversation, spoken word, movement/dance, and so forth). While we do not want to place limits on creative expression, we also need to keep the material manageable for compilation and presentation, and so ask contributors to follow these length guidelines:

  • Written contributions: up to 300 words
  • Images or art work: one page
  • Video/audio/multimedia: up to two minutes

 Contributors may be named or remain anonymous, as they prefer.

The Collective Buddhist Studies Manifestos project was organized by a group of scholars in conjunction with the “Manifestos for Buddhist Studies” round-table to be held at the 2021 AAR. Questions about the project should be directed to Natalie Gummer, at [email protected].

Please send contributions to Frances Garrett at [email protected]. Questions about submissions should be directed to Frances.