Upcoming Events

Romantic Ragas, a mid-day concert.

February 14, 2020 | 12-1:30pm| Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall

A Valentine's Day performance featuring: 

  • Nitin Mitta on the tabla
  •  Deven Carmichael on the trombone
  • Srinivas Reddy on the sitar

Light refreshments will be served following the performance. 

"Dwelling in a World of Poetry"
The Presidential Faculty Award Lecture featuring Prof. Shahzad Bashir

February 24, 2020 | 4:30pm | John Carter Brown Library

The Presidential Faculty Award was established by President Christina H. Paxson in the spring of 2013 to recognize members of Brown's distinguished faculty who are conducting especially important and innovative scholarship.  Recipients of the award are invited to give the Presidential Faculty Award Lecture to provide an opportunity for faculty members to learn about the work of their colleagues from other disciplines.  The lectures are presented twice a year and are open to the public.  A light reception will immediately follow the event. 


Death: A Graduate Student Conference 
March 6 & 7, 2020 | Crystal Room | Alumni Hall

Keynote Speaker: Joseph Winters, Duke University
"Death" seeks to explore the significance of death and dying in and for the academic study of religion -- i.e., it social organization, rituals, doctrines, practices, and experiences -- vice versa.  For more information please visit the conference website


Religion and the Middle East in Contemporary English Political Discourse
James Crossley, Professor of Bible, Politics, and Society, Saint Mary's (University of London)


Co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the Political Theory Project and the Department of Religious Studies.