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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Religious Studies

Religious Studies Lecture & Workshop

See the event summaries for previous lectures in this series through links below.

Religious Studies Annual Lecture Series


The Religious Studies Lecture, inaugurated in 2012, is one of two annual lecture series hosted by the department. The Religious Studies Lecture presents a spectrum of academic discourse, bringing speakers to campus whose areas of research and scholarship broaden the scope of dialogue in the field.





Previous Lectures in this series

2016 -- Misha Tadd ,  Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advance Humanistic Studies of Peking University
I. "Demonic and Medical Possession in China" 
II: Workshop on the Daodejing
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2015Reza Shah-Kazemi, Research Fellow with the Department of Academic Research and Publications at The Institute of Ismaili Studies and Managing Editor of Encyclopaedia Islamica
I: “From Tolerance to Reverence: Spirituality and Universality in Islam”
II: "Muslim Reflections on the Crucifixion"
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2014 — Omid Safi, Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I: "Islam in America post- 9/11"
II: "Debates on Islamic Reform"
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2013 — Evyatar Marienberg, Assistant Professor and E.J. and Sara Evans Fellow of Jewish History and Culture, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
I: "And They Shall Become One Flesh: The History of Traditional Jewish Sexual Guidance"
II: "I voted! Canon Law and the Current Process of Electing a Pope"
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2012 — William V. Harris, William R. Shepherd Professor of History, Columbia University
Topic: "Greek and Roman Hallucinations Between Religion and Literature"
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