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Special Issue "Tantric Studies for the Twenty-First Century"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 1133
Special Issue Editors
Interests: Buddhist tantric traditions; Yoginītantras
Interests: Śaiva and Śākta Tantric traditions; Art and Archeology; Hinduism; early medieval India; Caste and social history
Special Issue Information
The aim of this Special Issue will be to highlight cutting-edge research in Tantric Studies. We invite submissions on a broad range of topics and traditions relating to the study of Tantric traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Daoism, and Shinto, in South, Central, East, and Southeast Asia, and in the global contemporary context. We particularly welcome papers exploring the transmission of Tantric traditions across the boundaries of traditions or cultures. Submissions from any methodological approach are welcome, including textual critical work, from art or architecture historical, ethnographic, or social scientific approaches. In keeping with our intention of capturing the present state of the field, we are particularly keen on the inclusion of works by late-stage graduate students and early-career researchers alongside those of senior scholars.
Over the past fifty years, Tantric Studies has grown tremendously. In one of the great historiographical revolutions of our time, a topic that was once almost totally ignored—except among a handful of specialists—has increasingly come to be recognized as integral to any responsible understanding of the history of religions in Asia as well as to making sense of much of global new age culture and the traditions of Western occultism. This is an opportune moment to bring together a range of divergent scholarly perspectives and present to the interested reader a compelling snapshot of Tantric Studies in the twenty-first century.
We are pleased to invite you to contribute a paper to a Special Issue of the international, open access, peer reviewed journal Religions that will focus on the study of the Tantric traditions.
This Special Issue aims to highlight new contributions to our understanding of these traditions. Papers focusing on the study of Tantric traditions in any tradition or historical period will be welcome; those focusing on the transmission of Tantric traditions across the boundaries of traditions or cultures are particularly encouraged.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
studies of Tantric traditions, texts, and/or practices, relating to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Daoism, Shinto, and contemporary new religions, with textual historical, art or architecture historical, ethnographic, or social scientific methodological approaches.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. David B. Gray
Dr. Jason Schwartz
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Religions is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
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