Call for Proposals: Two Book Series

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Call for Proposals: Two Book Series

CSC is thrilled to partner with the University of Virginia Press to publish two book series: 1) Contemplative Sciences and 2) Traditions & Transformations in Tibetan Buddhism.

Contemplative Sciences
This is a new academic book series focusing on leading research, learning, and engagement related to contemplation across all scholarly and professional disciplines. We are soliciting scholarly book proposals addressing any of these themes: (1) Culture and Wisdom, (2)  Health and Well-being, (3) Education and Learning, (4) Design and Place, (5) Professions and Performance. 

Traditions & Transformations in Tibetan Buddhism
This series investigates both the stability of Tibetan religious culture from its historical beginnings in the sixth century through the modern era, as well as how the religious tradition has changed in reaction to historical realities, technological transformation, and social unrest.

First Book is Published!
"Buddha in the Marketplace: The Commodification of Buddhist Objects in Tibet" by Alex John Catanese follows the trajectory of Buddhist objects from their status as noncommodities prior to the Cultural Revolution to their emergence as commodities on the open market in the modern period. Learn more at uvapress.

To submit proposals for either series, please contact series editors David Germano and Michael Sheehy at; or University of Virginia Press Editor in Chief Eric Brandt at More information to come here, on the University of Virginia Press website, and in future CSC newsletters. [Sign up to receive the CSC newsletter.]