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Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Unit

Call for Proposals

The Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Unit welcomes proposals for papers sessions, individual papers, and roundtables in all areas of the study of Tibetan and Himalayan Religions. The presidential theme for 2022 proposed by AAR President, Mayra Rivera, is Religion and Catastrophe. Proposals do not need to relate to this theme, but the AAR will be particularly interested in panels that address it. Scroll to the bottom of this email to contact unit members who have panel proposals in the works.

A reminder that the AAR and the Khyentse Foundation have teamed up to offer a new travel grant to support under-represented members of the Tibetan and Himalayan Studies global guild to participate in the AAR annual meeting. Papers must be accepted first at the AAR before a scholar can apply for the travel grant.

We encourage proposals that will lead to diverse panel sessions, especially participants from different institutions and at varying career levels. Ideas that have been proposed by unit members (if you are interested in contributing to a panel on one of these topics, please contact the organizer directly):


We also welcome contributions on Religion and Catastrophe: 1956-8 in Tibet.

Roundtables on relevant new projects and reading in the following topics:

  • Covid-19 and Himalayas
  • Earthquakes and End of Times

Statement of Purpose


Steering Committee Members



Review Process

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members