This reading group, organized by the University of Toronto Robert H.N. Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies, will look at “introductions to Buddhism” proper and “histories of Buddhism” conceived of as introductions, that cover the main articulations of Buddhism through the ages and across the globe. The discussions will help historicize past and present introductory literature in the light of the current state of the field and of the participants’ own research. They will also help assess the potential of the existing introductory literature in view of the participants own experiences with participating in or designing and teaching introductory courses as part of current Buddhist Studies curricula. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and other academics are welcome. The group will reach out to authors, translators, or editors who have contributed to introductory monographs to join them as discussants.