CALL FOR PAPERS: Our Buddhist University and the Role of Intellectualism in our Studies

Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Universities
Call for Papers: JIABU, Vol. X, 2017
“Our Buddhist University and the Role of Intellectualism in our Studies”

The International Association of Buddhist Universities would like to make this general call for papers on the theme: “Our Buddhist University and the Role of Intellectualism in our Studies”. At the International Association of Buddhist Universities, we have the following Vision, Mission and Goals:

IABU Vision:
• Motivate future generations to gain and apply profound understanding of the Buddhadhamma in every aspect of life
• Raise the quality of scholarly work within Buddhist Studies and across other academic endeavors
• Contribute to meeting the challenges that face human society worldwide

IABU Mission:
• Support and collaborate with members to ensure humanity can benefit from the richness and variety of the multi-dimensional Buddhist traditions
• Provide a framework towards better understanding diverse policies and activities
• Collaborate in administration, teaching, research and outreach
• Recognize each other’s qualifications

IABU Goals:
• Propagate the Buddhadhamma through collaborative academic channels
• Eliminate Buddhist sectarian, national, and institutional barriers
• Raise the academic standards throughout the Buddhist world
• Maximize academic potentials and abilities

Toward these perspectives, our call for papers on the theme of our Buddhist universities and the role of intellectualism in our programs designed for students is very relevant for our modern monastic and civilian students. Papers should be articulated to be instructional and educational, asking and answering:

In your Buddhist University or Buddhist Studies Program, what is the role of intellectualism within your program? How is intellectualism promoted or prohibited? Some professors promote critical thinking skills within their studies, some professors ensure their students are better prepared for future endeavors – what are your contributions to Buddhist Studies? How have you made the genre of Buddhist Studies a better place for everyone, your students and any lasting legacy?

Additional ideas to consider for the volume may include: Buddhist epistemology, insights into phenomena as explained in the Pali Canon, Buddhist metaphysics, Buddhist ethics, etc.

Basic Guidelines for the Academic Articles:
• 10-12 pages, single spaced
• Font size 12
• Font: Times EXT Roman (needed for Pāli diacritic markings)
• Use Footnotes, not Endnotes.
• Use the reference system of your preference.

Deadline for submissions: 10 June 2018
E-mail questions and final papers to the IABU Manager:
Papers will be peer-reviewed and published (by Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Press) as soon as possible, following the deadline and administrative procedures.

Please encourage your university president, department dean, associates, friends and other scholars to contribute. We encourage papers from all nations and programs within the IABU.


-Dr. Seth Evans
Manager, IABU Secretariat
Bangkok, Thailand