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Prof. Joseph Winters, Duke University, to deliver keynote at Graduate Student Conference

On March 6, 2020 at 6pm, Professor Joseph Winters, Duke University, will present "Death, Spirituality, and the Matter of Blackness," as part of the 2020 Religious Studies Graduate Student Conference, titled, "Death."  Prof. Wintersthe Alexander F. Hehmeyer Associate Professor of Religious Studies and African and African American Studies at Duke University. He also holds secondary positions in English and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.

(Distributed February 20, 2020)

Daniel Vaca discusses new book

Daniel Vaca, the Robert Gale Noyes Assistant Professor of Humanities, and Religious Studies very own Director of Undergraduate Studies discusses his new book, Evangelicals Incorporated: Books and the Business of Religion in America with John Turner on the blog Anxious Bench on the Patheos website.

(Distributed January 30, 2020)

Shahzad Bashir wins Presidential Faculty Award

Professor Shahzad Bashir is the recipient of the Presidential Faculty Award and will present the corresponding lecture, on Feb. 24, 2020.  The Presidential Faculty Award was established in 2013 by President Christina H.

(Distributed January 28, 2020)

Religious Studies announces new undergraduate research prizes

The Department is delighted to announce the Bishop McVickar Prizes for Research.  The awards are designed to defray the costs of research on the senior thesis, allowing students to enhance their thesis projects.  Bishop McVickar Prizes for Research ordinarily offer up to $300 for research expenses including but not limited to:

(Distributed February 28, 2019)

Eighth North American Syriac Symposium Announces Call For Papers

The Eighth North American Syriac Symposium will convene on June 16-19, 2019.  Held every four years since 1991, the North American Syriac Symposium brings together scholars and students for exchange and discussion on a wide variety of topics related to the language, literature, and cultural history of Syriac Christianity, extending chronologically from the first centuries CE to the present day and geographically from Syriac Christianity's homeland in the Middle East to Sout India, China, and th

(Distributed September 6, 2018)
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