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Will Sherman awarded Pirzada Prize

Will Sherman, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, has been awarded the Pirzada Prize by the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley.  The award is for his outstanding dissertation, "Mountains and Messiahs: The Roshaniyya, Revelation, and Afghan Becoming."  Congratulations, Dr. Sherman! https://southasia.berkeley.edu/pirzada-awardees  Will Sherman awarded Pirzada Prize Read more >>

34th Annual Witherspoon Lecture on February 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM

The Department of Religious Studies is happy to host John Stratton Hawley of Columbia University for the 34th Annual Witherspoon Lecture event. The title of the talk will be "Paradise Lost? Krishna's Forest Playground Confronts the 21st Century".  John Stratton Hawley-informally, Jack-is Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University. His most recent books on India's... 34th Annual Witherspoon Lecture on February 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM Read more >>

Congratulations to Madison White for Best Undergraduate Paper at NCRSA

Madi White received the Best Undergraduate Paper award at the North Carolina Religious Studies Association meeting at Western Carolina University.  Congratulations, Madi! Congratulations to Madison White for Best Undergraduate Paper at NCRSA Read more >>

Apocalypse Past, Present, and Future: Archiving the Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis

Apocalypse Past, Present, and Future: Archiving the Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis

Please join us for a talk on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Rowe 161. Terence McKiernan will give a lecture on Apocalypse Past, Present, and Future: Archiving the Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis. Terence McKiernan is the founder and president of BishopAccountability.org, an internet archive and research center for the Catholic clergy abuse crisis, that maintains databases of accused... Apocalypse Past, Present, and Future: Archiving the Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Read more >>

Gluttony and Drunkenness in the Hebrew Bible

Gluttony and Drunkenness in the Hebrew Bible

Please join us for a talk on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 5:00 PM in Rowe 130 given by Rebekah Welton.    Rebekah Welton is a visiting scholar at Brown University and PhD student at the University of Exeter, UK. Her research focuses on excessive food and alcohol consumption in ancient Israel and Judah, and particularly addresses the ritual function of food as material culture. She... Gluttony and Drunkenness in the Hebrew Bible Read more >>