Activities and Events in Religious Studies
Academic Study of Religion Club
Through a series of lectures, colloquia and field trips, the Academic Study of Religion Club (ASRC) provides a forum for the discussion of topics and issues related to the study of religion. Events are held on a monthly basis and are open to all students interested in exploring the field of Religious Studies. The president of the club is Christine MacInnes and the faculty adviser is Dr. Levi McLaughlin. The club's website is here.
The Department sponsors public lectures and forums on a wide range of topics through the Religious Studies Colloquium Series and the new annual Impact of Religion Series, launched in Spring 2016.
Lectures and Events
Unless otherwise indicated, lectures listed below are in the Religious Studies Colloquium Series.
Eddie Glaude, William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University and Vice President of the American Academy of Religion, will speak on “The Problem of ‘African-American Religion’: A Scholar’s Dilemma” in a public forum on the impact of religion at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in Bostian Hall, Room 2722. The forum will be moderated by Joseph Winters (Duke).
Adam Lowenstein (Pittsburgh), "The Jewish Cronenberg: A Cinema of Therapeutic Disintegration,” 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, Tompkins Hall, Room 123 (Sponsored by the NC State programs in Jewish Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media; the Duke University Jewish Studies Program; and the NC State Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies)
Unless otherwise indicated, lectures listed below were in the Religious Studies Colloquium Series.
Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Reception, March 1, 2017
Armin Langer (Salaam-Shalom Initiative, Berlin), “Let Us Not Be Divided: Coalition-Building Between Minorities in Europe,” March 22, 2017 (Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Jewish Studies Program)
David Nirenberg (University of Chicago), “Anti-Judaism Past and Present,” February 7, 2017 (Sponsored by the NC State Jewish Studies Program)
Kathryn McClymond (Georgia State University), “Ritual Gone Wrong: What We Learn from Ritual Disruption,” November 7, 2016
Clark Chilson (University of Pittsburgh), “Introspection as Intervention: Naikan Meditation and Psychiatry in Japan,” November 4, 2016
Mary Elaine Hegland (Santa Clara University and the National Humanities Center), “Mourning and Mediation: The Politics of Religious Ritual in an Iranian Settlement,” October 20, 2016
“Immigration, Terrorism, and Islam During the 2016 Elections,” a panel discussion with Dr. Anna Bigelow, Dr. Akram Khater, and Dr. Charles Kurzman, September 19, 2016 (sponsored by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies and the Middle East Studies Program)
Religion and Politics in America and Across the Globe: Perspectives from Leading Analysts: a public forum on the impact of religion, April 14, 2016. The speakers were Dr. Robert P. Jones, CEO of Public Religion Research Institute, and Dr. Douglas M. Padgett, unit leader for the Middle East in the U.S. Department of State Office of International Religious Freedom.
Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Reception, March 2, 2016
Verena Kasper-Marienberg (University of Graz, Austria), "Who Gets the Best Fish? Jewish-Christian Conflicts in 18th Century Frankfurt," February 11, 2016
Emanuel Fiano (Duke), "The Rise and Fall of 'Jewish Christianity'," February 2, 2016
Rachel M. Lindsey (Washington University in St. Louis), "A Communion of Shadows: Religion and Photography in Nineteenth-Century America," November 18, 2015
William Adler (NC State), "Edessa and the Creation of a Christian Aristocracy," October 15, 2015
Flagg Miller (UC Davis), "The Audacious Ascetic: Sounding Out Insurgency through Osama bin Laden's Audiotape Collection," September 16, 2015 (Co-sponsored by the Laboratory for Analytical Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies)
Tulasi Srinivas (Emerson College), "Forging Faith: Ritual Creativity, Wonder and Ethical Inquiry in Contemporary India," April 16, 2015
Helen Dixon (NC State - History), "Into the Houses of Baal: Reassessing the Evidence for Phoenecian Religious Practice in the Iron Age Levant," April 15, 2015
Jason Sturdevant (NC State), "The First Christian Superheroes: Reading the Second and Third Century Acts of the Apostles," March 25, 2015
Philosophy and Religious Studies Student Awards Reception, March 4, 2015
John Corrigan (Florida State University and the National Humanities Center), "American Christians and the Feeling of Emptiness," February 12, 2015
Tu Yichao (Fudan University, China and the National Humanities Center), "Billy Graham, American Evangelicals and Sino-American Relations," November 12, 2014
Jason Ānanda Josephson (Williams College), "The Invention of 'Religion' in Japan," October 16, 2014
For a record of earlier lectures and events, please click here.