Call for Proposals
This Group invites both thematic panel and individual paper proposals on any aspect of Jainism, whether in South Asia or the global diaspora. Where listed, please contact listed organizers if you wish to take part in any proposed session. Topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:
This Group began in 2009 in recognition of the burgeoning state of the field and its relative neglect in the AAR. Originating in India in the first millennium BCE, Jainism — historically as dominant a South Asian religious tradition as Buddhism and Hinduism and, in the light of current demographics, a disproportionately powerful presence in the cultural and economic life of India — is a world religion now extending far beyond South Asia to East Asia, Europe, North America, Africa, and Australia. Given the increasing focus of scholarly attention on Jainism both in India and around the globe, this Group provides a venue in North America for scholars of Jainism to meet regularly and exchange ideas.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection.
John E. Cort
Method of Submission