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Bruce Lincoln, the seventh annual Aronov Lecturer


 

Upcoming...

2009-2010
8th Annual
Aronov Lecture

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 7:00PM - 9:00PM
205 Gorgas Library

Dr. Nathan Katz
Florida International University

 
 
 

 

 













Public Lectures 2008-9

The Seventh Annual Aronov Lecture

Bruce Lincoln
Divinity School
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Program for Medieval Studies

University of Chicago

"In Praise of Things Chaotic: Politics in Creation Mythology"

Click here to read about this visit.

Working from mythic accounts of creation that come from archaic Greece, medieval Scandinavia, and Zoroastrian Iran, Prof. Lincoln's paper explores what is meant by "chaos" -- void, disorder, anarchy, violence, or something else -- and the politics of how scholars and others have tried to think the chaotic.

Prof. Lincoln is among the most influential and rigorous Historians of Religions now working in the U.S., and among the most internationally influential scholars of religion. His expertise runs from the ancient world to the modern and his lecture promises to be intellectually stimulating.

This year's Aronov Lecture is made possible with the kind assistance of Gorgas Library amd is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

Prof. Lincoln will also be hosted at a lunchtime discussion on Thurs., Oct. 23.

Click here for books by Prof. Lincoln.

View a video of his stimulating lecture.


Religion in Culture Lectures
and Workshops

Hayden White
University of California
Santa Cruz








There is no more influential theorist of historiography than Prof. White--his work revolutionized how it is that we conceive of the past and writing about the past. Although retired, he will visit our campus for two full days, presenting a public lecture on Thursday, April 16 and participating in a panel discussion, with other UA faculty, on Friday, April 17.

Public Lecture

"The Practical Past"

April 16, 2009 at 7:00 PM
30 Alston




Interdisciplinary Panel

"The Tropes of Disciplines and the Disciplining of Tropes: A Discussion of the Work of Hayden White"

Panelists Include:
Andrew Dewar, New College
Barbara Godorecci, Modern Languages & Classics
Tim Murphy, Religious Studies
Fred Whiting, English

Response by Hayden White

April 17, 2009 at 2:00 PM
205 Gorgas Library



Click here for books by Prof. White.

Read an interview with Hayden White here.

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, English, New College, and Modern Languages and Classics.


George McClure
University of Alabama
History Department

"Heresy at Play:  Secular Emblems and Sacred Symbols in Counter-Reformation Siena"

February 27, 2009

Gorgas 205

Read more about his Religion in Culture lecture here.



Religion in Culture Lunchtime Discussions

2008-9

Prof. Hayden White
University of California Santa Cruz

April 17, 2009
12:00 - 1:00 pm, 115 Woods Hall

Click here for the article to read prior to the discussion group luncheon.


Prof. Aurelien Mokoko Gampiot
Visiting Faculty at
Department of Modern Languages and Classics

April 8, 2009
1:00 - 2:00, 210 Manly Hall

"An African Messianic Church in a Diasporic Context: Kimbanguism in the Congo and Europe"

Click here for the article to read prior to the discussion group luncheon.


Prof. Tom Fox
Department of Foreign Language
University of Alabama

March 30, 2009
12:00 - 1:00, 210 Manly Hall

"The Holocaust and Germany"

Click here for the article to read prior to the discussion group luncheon.


February 18, 2009
Prof. Merinda Simmons
Department of Religious Studies

1:00-2:00, 210 Manly Hall

Visit the Discussion Series page for more information.


January 28, 2009
Prof. Maha Marouan
Department of Religious Studies

1:00-2:00, 210 Manly Hall

Visit the Discussion Series page for more information.


Bruce Lincoln
Divinity School
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Program for Medieval Studies
University of Chicago

Thursday, October 23, 2008
11:30 AM
115 Woods Hall

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.