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Congratulations to this year's the Bishop McVickar Prize Winners!

Religious Studies is pleased to announce the winners of this year's McVickar's Prize!

1st Place: Sienna Lotenberg (History)
"'Blessed is She Who in the Beginning Gave Birth': An Intellectual History of the Brown Women's Minyan and the Student Pioneers for American Jewish Feminism."

2nd Place: Samuel B. Hainbach (Religious Studies)
"Sacred, Patriotic, Public: The Zionism of Abba Hillel Silver."

(Distributed May 14, 2018)

Religious Studies announces new position in New Testament/Early Christianity

We are pleased to announce the arrival of Jae Hee Han who will become an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the area of New Testament/Early Chrisitanity beginning July 1, 2018.  Jae comes to us from University of Pennsylvania, where he is completing his dissertation.  His research focuses on theorizations of prophecy and prophethood among various communities populating the late antique Syro-Mespotamian plateau.

(Distributed April 10, 2018)

Brown to hold Eighth North American Syriac Symposium June 2019

Brown is pleased to announce that the University is to be the location of Eighth North American Syriac Symposium in June 16-19, 2019.  Held every fourSyriac Wedding Feast at Cana: Biblioteca Apostolica VaticanaSyriac Wedding Feast at Cana: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana years since 1991, the North American Syriac Symposium brings together university professors, graduate students, and scholars from the United States and Canada, as well as from Europe, the Middle East, and India.  The Symposium offers a unique opportunity for exchange and discussion on a wide variety o

(Distributed April 10, 2018)

New Ph.D. Track: Islam, Society and Culture (ISC)

Beginning in January 2018, we are pleased to be accepting applications for our new Ph.D. track in Islam, Society and Culture.  Students in this field will specialize in the texts, traditions, and critical analysis of Islamic society and culture from the medieval (6th century) to the modern era.  This field is devoted, but not limited to, the study of Islamic beliefs and practices within the cultural and historical context of the Middle East and South and Central Asia.

(Distributed March 7, 2018)
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