Join us for a lecture with Professor Lyne Bansat-Boudon, Directeur d’études, Ecole pratique des hautes études (section des sciences religiueses) and Honorary Senior Member of the Institut universitaire de France. The lecture will be on Friday, March 30 at 3:00pm in Nau Hall, Room 342.
Sponsored by the Department of French, the Department of Religious Studies, VCSR, and the Insitute of the Humanities and Global Culture (IHGC)
Gonkar Gyatso, a contemporary Tibetan Artist, lectures on “Buddha’s Picnic: Shrines in Contemporary Tibet” from 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P. M. in Nau Hall 101 on Monday, February 19th, 2018.
Janet Spittler, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at UVA, leads an hour long seminar on “The Past (and Present) of Biblical Interpretation in Service of White Supremacy”, at 12:00 P.M. in Nau Hall 342 on November 13th, 2017.
VCSR holds a Book-Launch Party for our Professor Elizabeth Shanks Alexander from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. in Nau Hall 342 on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 around the occasion of the publication of her new edited volume, Elizabeth Shanks Alexander and Beth A. Berkowitz, Religious Studies and Rabbinics: A Conversation (London and New York: Routledge Press, 2018).
Ian Johnson, a Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist and author, lectures on “China’s Religious Revival” at 5:00 P. M. in Nau Hall 101 on Thursday, October 19th, 2017.
Susannah Heschel, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, lectures on “From Antisemitism to Civil Rights Prophets: Learning from the Past for Our Present” at 5:30 P.M. in Nau Hall 101 on October 16th, 2017.
John Nemec, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at UVA, leads an hour long seminar on “Fighting with Gandhi: The Strategies and Tactics of Non-Violent Social Action,” at 12:00 P. M. in Nau Hall 342 on October 23, 2017.
Paul Jones, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at UVA, leads an hour long seminar on “The Barmen Declaration (1934): The German ‘Confessing Church’ in Protest Against Nazism”, at 12:00 P.M. in Nau Hall 342 on September 25th, 2017.
February 23, 4:30PM Wilson 402
Professor Nyasha Junior, Temple University, Department of Religion
Professor Junior’s book, An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation, will be available for purchase both before and after the lecture.
Follow Professor Junior on social media: nyashajunior.com/@NyashaJunior/#IntroWBI
Dan Hirshberg to Lecture at UVA
“Himalayan Syncretism and the Emergence of Padmasambhava as Rdo rje gro lod”
Dan Hirshberg will speak on “Himalayan Syncretism and the Emergence of Padmasambhava as Rdo rje gro lod” on March 15th at 4pm (location TBD). He is Assistant Professor of Religion and Director of the Contemplative Studies Program at the University of Mary Washington. This event is co-sponsored by the East Asia Center and the Tibet Center.