ESC19 LOGO [logoonly.jpg 19th European Shin Buddhist Conference
Held in conjunction with the 18th IASBS European Branch Conference
20th - 24th August 2018

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HOME ACCOMODATION CALL FOR PAPERS KIKYOSHIKI EXCURSION PROGRAM
Announcement on the ESC19 and the IABC Attendance Support Grant

Dear Dharma friends,

The IABC supports the Shin Sangha’s throughout Europe in a number of significant ways, including the sponsoring of the biennial European Shin Conferences.

Alongside this, the IABC is prepared to offer a support grant to cover up to 50% of the travel and accommodation costs to members of the various Shin Sangha’s across Europe who would like to make a conference presentation.

In gassho,

Esho Sasaki: Chairperson, and staff, of the IABC

P.S. The IABC Grant is just for participation in the ESC19. Therefore, those who will attend only the 18th European District Conference of IASBS are unable to apply for it.


Conference theme: Jodo Shinshu in the 21st Century

CALL FOR PAPERS
on the theme of
Jodo Shinshu in the 21st Century

As we approach the fourth decade of the 21st century Jodo Shinshu is present in every single continent and can be rightfully called a global religion. Although rooted in its Japanese origins, the teaching of Shinran is increasingly embraced by many individuals from many social, religious and ethnic backgrounds.

Technological, social and political developments are also crucially affecting the individual and organizational practices of Jodo Shinshu, not only in Japan and the Japanese diaspora, but among non-Japanese members, especially in Europe, Asia and America.

The aim of this conference is to analyse and discuss the challenges faced by Jodo Shinshu in the present and near future, both at the personal and community levels. How can the teaching of Shinran be shared with people of non-Japanese backgrounds or presented to Japanese and Japanese-descendants with little or no knowledge of Jodo Shinshu?

What role does cultural and linguistic translation play in the dissemination of the teaching? How is Jodo Shinshu relevant to our socially and politically turbulent times? In which way is the widespread use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) redefining the ways in which individuals and sanghas practice and live Jodo Shinshu?

We invite paper presentations on any of the above issues or on any other subject directly related to the future of Jodo Shinshu.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants must first submit an abstract of their presentation to the conference organizers before the deadline of Feb 15th 2018.

Following assessment by the ESC19 paper selection committee applicants will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their proposal no later than 15th March 2018.

Grant Application Forms for completion and submission to the IABC in Kyoto, Japan will be made available as a download from the ESC19 updates websites on 16th March 2018.

The deadline for grant applications is 16th April 2018.

The IABC Board of directors and the Examining Committee will check the validity of the applications and inform applicants of their decision around the end of May in 2018.

Those participants whose abstracts are selected must submit their full-paper drafts to esc19@purelandnotes.com by 30th June 2018.

Guidelines

The time allocated for a standard presentation at ESC19 is 40min. This permits the delivery of a talk of about 30min duration, followed by a 10min Q&A session. Therefore, papers should have a word count of between 3,000 and 4,000 words, and run to no more than 10/12 pages.

As a guide, it takes about 25min to deliver a talk consisting of 3,000 words, and 4,000 words fills about 30mins. Time for Q&A will not be extended to compensate for any 'talk-time' over-run.


New at ESC19
Invitation to make a shorter (20min max.) presentation

To encourage the broadest possible participation in ESC19, the organizers invites short submissions of no more than 2,500 words or 20mins talk-time max. duration.

Please email a description of your short presentation (in English) to esc19@purelandnotes.com by 15th February 2018. Applicants will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their proposal no later than 15th March 2018. If and when your submission is selected you will be asked to provide the organisers with a full final draft by 30thJune 2018.

Short presentations do not qualify for an IABC support grant. However, the IABC is generously offering grants to cover up to 50% of the travel and accommodation costs to those who would like to attend ESC19 to participate in in the Kikyoshiki Ceremony and also make a short presentation at some time during the conference.

As a guide: 1,500 words 'talk-time' = 12-13 mins approx. 2,000 words ‘talk-time’ = 15 mins approx. 2,500 words ‘talk-time’ = 20 mins approx. An average A4 page with font type Times New Roman, point size 12, line space 1.15 contains approx. 450-500 words, so 2,000 words would fill four A4 sheets +/- a line or two. The same with a line space of 1.5 contains approx. 400 words per page, so a 2,000-word piece would fill five A4 sheets +/- a line or two.


FULL CONFERENCE PASS ONLY £60
Please pay in advance
through the
Pay Point Page @ chomonhouse.org
 
ESC19 EXCURSION ONLY £50
Book your seat on the coach now
through the
Pay Point Page @ chomonhouse.org

ESC19 BULITINES AND LATEST UPDATES
Following some earlier problems, the promo-code that can get all ESC19 attendees a 20% discount when booking rooms on-line at Jury's Inn is now up and running.

Forms to apply to take Kikyoshiki and to apply for an IABC support grant (if necessary) to assist in travel and accommodation throughout ESC19 will be made available here on this website 16th March.

CALL FOR PAPERS
SUBMISION OF ABSTRACTS DEADLINE
16th February.

Forms to be used to apply for an IABC support grant to assist in the presentation of a paper and attendance of ESC19 will be made available here on this website 16th March.

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ESC19 LOGO [logoonly.jpg 19th European Shin Buddhist Conference
Held in conjunction with the 18th IASBS European Branch Conference
20th - 24th August 2018

CHOMON HOUSE

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