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Mountains!in!the!Religions!of!South!and!Southeast!Asia:!Place,!Culture,!and!Power! 4th!SSEASR!Conference,!Thimphu,!Kingdom!of!Bhutan! June!30"July!03,!2011!

A!Regional!Conference!of!the!IAHR,!member!CIPSH!

under!the!auspices!of!the!UNESCO! organised!by!

South!and!Southeast!Asian!Association!for!the!Study!of!Culture!and!Religion!(SSEASR)! hosted!and!co"organised!by!

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Rituals and Symbols of Sacred Mountains in South Asia Rituals and Symbols of Sacred Mountains in Southeast Asia The Topography, Geography of Religions in South and Southeast Asia Mountains, Gender, and Power Mountain People, Hill Tribes and their Belief Systems: Ethnicity and World Views The Himalayas: A Cradle of Religion The Overland Silk Route: Interaction of Trade and Religion The Representation of Mountains in Global Mediascapes Religious Arts, Performances, and Literatures of Mountain Cultures Mountains as Iconic and Marginalized Spaces Methodology and Theory in the study of Mountain Religions Mountains in Cognition and Cosmology The Religious Imagination and Imaginaries of Mountains Mountains,!Displacement,!and!Transnational!Communities! Mountains!as!Religious!Sites!of!Negotiation!and!Conflict! Mountains!and!the!Ethics!of!Globalisation,!Development,!and!Environmental!Protection! Conservation,!Preservation,!and!the!Politics!of!Mountain!Sites! Tourism, Historical and Cultural Practice of Pilgrimage and the Politics of Heritage ! Other!papers!are!also!welcomed!covering!the!study!of!culture!and!religion!in!the!region.)The!requisite!visa!fee!for!foreigners!visiting!Bhutan!is!likely!to!be!

waived!for!those!scholars!who!would!receive!the!paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s!acceptance!letter!from!us.! ! Note: The!SSEASR!operates!under!the!policies!and!principles!of!the!parent!body!The!International!Association!for!the!History!of!Religions!(IAHR),!which!seeks!to!promote!the!activities!of!all! scholars!and!affiliates!that!contribute!to!the!historical,!social,!and!comparative!study!of!religion.!As!such,!the!IAHR!is!the!preeminent!international!forum!for!the!critical,!analytical!and! cross"cultural!study!of!religion,!past!and!present.!The!IAHR!is!not!a!forum!for!confessional,!apologetical,!or!other!similar!concerns."! <":+)3*+)&$-)3"(%B,"$5+*+$,+)%"#*()'$('-+)L/#%&$)&*+)4+'$6)-+('6$+-)5"*)1'('%'$6)(,/"0&*(7)N+%&'0()*+6&*-'$6)%/+),"$5+*+$,+)&,,"::"-&%'"$2)&$-)%/+):"-+)"5)3&9:+$%)"5) %/+)*+6'(%*&%'"$)5++(2)+>,#*('"$)%"#*(2)+%,7).'00)4+)&$$"#$,+-)1+*9)(""$7)V"*)-+%&'0(2)30+&(+)1'('%)%/+).+4('%+)www.sseasr.org))"*)+:&'0)#()&% BhutanSSEASR@hotmail.com

Important!Deadlines! Registration!of!Interest:! Early!Registration!Payment:! Last!Submission!of!Abstract:!

Dr Amarjiva Lochan President, SSEASR

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Ven. Lungtaen Gyatso Chair, Organising Committee

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February!15,!2011! April!15,!2011! May!15,!2011!

Prof Rosalind Hackett President, IAHR!

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