CfA - ‘Anātman and Philosophy’ Conference (Oxford)

Conference dates: November 3rd-5th, 2023 – University of Oxford

Submission Deadline: 7th July 2023


The organisers of the ‘Anātman and Philosophy’ Conference are delighted to now welcome submissions for talk abstracts.

The conference aims to reexamine dominant interpretations of a central Buddhist teaching of anātman and related concepts, as well as to consider anātman-inspired applications to issues in contemporary philosophy. This  offers space for reflection on the nature of our current engagements with Indian-rooted and Buddhist philosophies. More information is available on the conference website:

We invite proposals from graduate students and early career researchers (within 5 years of PhD completion) for papers on any topic related to anātman within Buddhist philosophy, in connection with its broader cultural, historical and linguistic context, and/or in dialogue with contemporary philosophical issues. We particularly welcome submissions from members of groups underrepresented in philosophy and scholars from the ‘Global South.’

The three papers selected will form the opening panel on the first day of the conference, following a keynote by Prof Diwakar Acharya chaired by Shree Nahata. Each presentation will last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of audience questions facilitated by the panel chair.


Submission Guidelines

All abstracts should be submitted to by 7th July 2023 with the subject ‘Conference Abstract Submission’ and the following attachments:

  • A PDF file containing an abstract of max. 500 words suitable for a 20-minute presentation. The abstract should be prepared for blind review (i.e. without any identifying information)
  • A separate PDF file with your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and the title of your paper. If you are an early career researcher, please also include the year your PhD was awarded. You may optionally include information pertaining to being a member of an underrepresented group or location in the ‘Global South.’



  • alicehank winham (Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Oxford)
  • Aamir Kaderbhai (Theology & Religion, University of Oxford)
  • Kassandra Dugi (Philosophy, University of Oxford)

Organised in collaboration with Philiminality Oxford


Anātman and Philosophy’ is organised in collaboration with Philiminality Oxford and generously supported by the British Society for the History of Philosophy, Oxford Faculty of Philosophy and Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.