Join the Religious Studies Department for its Spring Party & Intellectual Buffet! "Following your own Nose or the Accidental Professor" an informal discussion with Gregory Schopen, Rush C. Hawkins Professor of Religious Studies. Prof. Schopen will discuss his work in RI Hall and then we will move across the street to 59 George for dinner.
Monday, May 6 @4pm in RI Hall 108. Dinner will immediately follow in Religious Studies, Shirley Miller House (59 George Street).
Friday, May 3 @ 5:30pm in RI Hall 108 with a reception to follow.
Presented by "Corresponding Landscapes: Religious and Cultural Exchange in the Post-Classical Mediterranean," a Graduate International Colloquium sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, the Departments of Comparative Literature, Classics, Religious Studies, and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.
"The First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All the Lawyers:" Liberalism and Revolution in Modern Egypt with Amr Shalakany, Aga Kahn Distinguished Visiting Professor of Islamic Humanities
This event is the Joukowsky Forum and is presneted by the Program in Middle East Studies in the Watson Institute for International Studies. For more information click here.
"The Companions of Muhammad and the Articulation of 'Orthodoxies' in Medieval Islam" a lecture by Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Nancy Khalek
Part of Brown's Medieval Circle Lecture Series. Spronsored by Medieval Studies.
"Jesus and Ritual Purity in the Apostolic Literature and in the Qur'an"
Holger Zellentin, University of Nottingham
Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 6:30pm in RI Hall 108
A reception to follow.
Presented by "Corresponding Landscapes: Religious and Cultural Exchange in the Post-Classical Mediterranean" a graduate student Colloquium. Sponsored by the Office of International Affairs, the Department of Comparative Literature, Classics, Religious Studies, and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World.
April 17, 5:30-7:30pm, Pembroke Hall 202 (172 Meeting Street)
Part of the Religion and Internationalism Project, sponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities.
"Poetic Forces: Creative Change in and Beyond the Arab Spring"
- Lara Dotson Renta, Modern Languages, Quinnipiac College
- Deeb, Egyptian Rapper & Arab Spring Participant
- Nancy Khalek, Religious Studies, Brown University
- Elias Muhanna, Comparative Literature & Middle East Studies, Brown University
- Tricia Rose, Cogut Center for the Humanities & Africana Studies, Brown Univeristy
This event is Sponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities, and is free and open to the Public.
Religion + International Diplomacy: Negotiating Global Conflict Stablization
with Jerry White, Nobel Laureate Brown '86; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Thursday, March 7 @ 5:30pm in Salomon 101*
*This event was originally scheduled to take place in MacMillian 117, but due to a leak in the building, it has been moved to Salomon.
Sponsored by the Religious Studies DUG, Watson Institute for International Studies, Dean of the College, the Department of Religious Studies, the Program in Judaic Studies, Swearer Center, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, and the International Relations Program.
For more information please click here.
2013 K. Brooke Anderson Lecture
"An Uncommon Faith: Rereading W.E.B. DuBois on Religion"
with Professor Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., Princeton University
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Click here for more details.
Fall 2012 Events
Graduate Student Breakfast
Friday, September 7, 2012
Seminar Room, Religious Studies
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Seminar Room, Religious Studies
An informal chance for undergraduate students to meet, mingle and talk with current graduate students sans faculty over food and beverage!
Welcome Back, Fall Departmental Party!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
at the Religious Studies Department, main floor, and in the garden if the weather is nice!
"The Good, the Bad and the Undetermined: reflections on the Abhidharma listing and classification of dharmas"
a lecture by Rupert Gethin
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, Petteruti Lounge
75 Waterman Street
Rupert Gethin is Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol in England and author of several books and many article on the origins and spread of Buddhism including the well known book, THE FOUNDATIONS OF BUDDHISM, the best introduction to the subject. He is a specialists in the Scholastic Abhidhamma tradition, which attempted to identify every possible momentary element constituting human experience.
10 Things (and More) You Should Know About Religion in the 2012 Elections
a panel discussion on religion in U.S. politics, past and present, featuring
Mark Cladis, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies; Linford Fisher, Professor of History; Melissa Proctor, PhD candidate in Religious Studies; and moderated by Prof. Nathaniel Berman, Cogut Center for the Humanities.
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
RI Hall 108
"Buddha-recitation as Koan in Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhism"
with Associate Professor Morten Schlutter, University of Iowa
Thursday, November 8 ,2012*
Dr.Schlütter holds an M.A. degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He received his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University in 1998, and joined the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Iowa.
Dr.Schlütter's research interests center broadly on Chinese Buddhism and Chinese religions (especially Chan [Japanese: Zen]). He is the author of How Zen became Zen: The Dispute of Enlightenment and the Formation of Chan Buddhism in Song0Dynasty China (University of Hawaii Press, 2010) and many articles in these areas, and he is the co-editor of Readings of the Platform Sutra with Stephen F. Teiser (Columbia University Press, 2011).
*Please note this event was originally scheduled for Nov. 1, but due to travel complications because of Hurricane Sandy, the event has been postponed one week, and will occurr on Nov. 8.
Please check frequently for the most up to date listings of departmental events.