Food and Buddhism (grant development workshop)

Activity: Other activity typesCollaboration


The workshop is dedicated to developing a funding application for an ambitious multidisciplinary project to research food in Buddhist communities from a variety of angles including environment, ritual, health, identity, world view, gender, economy, politics and transnational movements.

Prof Erica Baffelli, Professor of Japanese Studies (University of Manchester), Prof Trine Brox, Associate Professor in Modern Tibetan Studies (University of Copenhagen) and Dr Rita Langer, Senior Lecturer in Buddhist Studies (University of Bristol), will collaborate as Prime Investigators on this funding application.
Their respective areas of expertise and interest are diverse and complimentary. If their application for funding is successful, they will assemble international research teams (including RAs, PGR students, local experts) which will work on topical research streams: Buddhist identity, communities and minorities (Baffelli), Buddhist ecology and economy (Brox) and Buddhist cosmology, ritual and world view (Langer). The teams will share their respective expertise and develop a unique methodology rooted in practice-based research with local experts which will result in co-creation of meaningful outputs.

Period15 May 202417 May 2024
Degree of RecognitionInternational