Studying
Religion in
Culture


Past Events
2007-2008

Prof. Arjun Appadurai, the 2007-8 Aronov Lecturer

 

 

 

 

Public Lectures 2007-8

The Sixth Annual Aronov Lecture

Arjun Appadurai

"The Offending Part: Sacrifice and Ethnocide in the Era of Globalization"

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
7:00 p.m.
205 Smith Hall

View the Flyer (PDF)

Prof. Appadurai, who holds the Distinguished Professorship as the John Dewey Professor in the Social Sciences at New York's The New School, is an internationally noted anthropologist and social theorist whose work focuses on such issues as cultural pluralism, globalization, and ethnic violence.

The 2007-8 Aronov Lecture would not be possible without the support of the following units: College of Arts & Sciences, African American Studies, Anthropology, English, History, New College, and Women's Studies.

Learn about the lunchtime discussion of Prof. Appadurai's work.


On April 2, 2008, the Department helped to support American Studies' annual Rose Gladney Lecture (PDF), delivered this year by Dr. Dorsey Blake, a faculty member of UA's Department of Religious Studies in the mid-1970s.

Learn more here.


Religion in Culture Lectures

Prof. Herbert Berg
Department of Philosophy and Religion

April 14, 2008
7:00 p.m.
Gorgas 205


"The Historical Muhammad and the Historical Jesus: A Comparison of Scholarly Reinventions and Reinterpretations"

Associate Professor Berg, an expert on Islamic origins and African-American Islam, is the Director of Graduate Liberal Studies and the Coordinator of the Middle East Studies Minor at University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Prof. Berg will also be hosted by TAK at a Religion in Culture Lunchtime Discussion.


Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Religion and Conflict
A University of Alabama Symposium September 28, 2007

This one day event, held in Gorgas Library, was co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Department of History, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

See photos from the event.


Religion in Culture Lunch Series

Prof. Michael Murphy
Professor and Chair
Department of Anthropology

Wednesday, Oct. 24
12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Manly 210


Visit the discussion series page to find the article to be read for this lunchtime event.

Majors and minors in the Department of Religious Studies are invited to sign-up for this event in the main office (Manly 212), a week or so before the event. Lunch is provided by the Department.

The event is hosted by the Religious Studies Student Association.

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Prof. Tim Murphy
Assistant Professor
Department of Religious Studies

Wednesday, Nov. 7
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Manly 210


Visit the discussion series page to find the article to be read for this lunchtime event.

Majors and minors in the Department of Religious Studies are invited to sign-up for this event in the main office (Manly 212), a week or so before the event. Lunch is provided by the Department.

The event is hosted by the Religious Studies Student Association.

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Prof. Russell McCutcheon
Professor and Chair
Department of Religious Studies

Wednesday, Nov. 14
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Manly 210


Visit the discussion series page to find the article to be read for this lunchtime event.

Majors and minors in the Department of Religious Studies are invited to sign-up for this event in the main office (Manly 212), a week or so before the event. Lunch is provided by the Department.

The event is hosted by the Religious Studies Student Association.

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Prof. DoVeanna Fulton
Director, African American Studies Program

Wednesday, Jan. 30
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Manly 210


Visit the discussion series page to find the article to be read for this lunchtime event.

Majors and minors in the Department of Religious Studies are invited to sign-up for this event in the main office (Manly 212), a week or so before the event. Lunch is provided by the Department.

The event is hosted by Theta Alpha Kappa, the REL Honors Society.