News & Events
- FACULTY SEARCH: Assistant Professor in Hinduism beginning September 1, 2015
- You are invited to attend the international conference Lutherrenaissance: Past & Present, April 12-14, 2012, with Crain lecturer Michael Massing, and theologians from Germany, Denmark, and North America
For more information, please click on the link: Lutherrenaissance: Past & Present
- Jewish Messianic Thoughts in an Age of Despair by Kenneth Seeskin
- The Ethical Vision of Clint Eastwood by Sara Anson Vaux
- Cristina Traina's and Barry Wimpfheimer's new books were featured in the Fall 2011 issue of CenterPiece magazine published by the Office for Research.
- Event by Dr. Iwamura on November 2nd has been CANCELLED
- Cristina Traina’s book Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality between Unequals is available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Transformations in Luther's Theology: Historical and Contemporary Considerations. Edited by Christine Helmer and Bo Kristian Holm.
- Barry Scott Wimpfheimer’s book Narrating the Law: A Poetics of Talmudic Legal Stories is available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Barry Scott Wimpfheimer recently appeared on the JUF television program, Sanctuary. The video is linked here.
- The Writing Place offers Writing Assistance for Graduate Students.
- Ground Zero and the 'S-word' article by Matthew Cressler, Ph.D. Religious Studies
- Ken Seeskin has been awarded the 2010 National Jewish Book Award for The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture in the category of collections and anthologies. This volume was edited by Ken and Judith Baskin, Knight Professor of Humanities at The University of Oregon.
- "Religious studies Revival"! Article in Newsweek discusses resurgence of Religious Studies as undergraduate major, and references NU's own Robert Orsi
- Barry Wimpfheimer quoted in New York Times
- UPDATES! of the Religious Studies Department's courses for the 2011-2012 academic year
- Robert Orsi has received the 2010 E. LeRoy Hall Award for Teaching Excellence. Weinberg College Teaching Awards applaud excellence in instruction, significant contributions to curricular innovation, exemplary mentoring of research and independent study, and fostering of a sense of community both inside and outside the classroom.
- In 2009-2010, the Department of Religious Studies organized a series of panel discussions, one each quarter, aimed at bringing together Northwestern scholars in various fields whose work engages topics of religion. Co-hosted by the Brady Program in Ethics and Civic life, and co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the series was very successful, and Religious Studies looks forward to continuing to foster interdisciplinary dialogue across Northwestern's many diverse and exciting communities.
"Love and Liberation: Autobiographical Writings of the Tibetan Buddhist Visionary Sera Khandro"
January 7, 2015 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Book panel presented by Sarah Jacoby, Assistant Professor of Religion, Religious Studies Department Panelists: Paola Zamperini, Chair of Asian Languages and Cultures Department, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature (Northwestern University)Barbara Newman, Professor of English, Religious Studies, & Classics, John Evans Professor of Latin (Northwestern University)Wendy Wall, Avalon Professor of the Humanities, Director, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities (Northwestern University)
Religion, Law and Politics Speaker Series - Vanja-Ivan Savic
January 20, 2015 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Title: “After the Age of Communism: Religious Life, Law, and National Identity in East and Central Europe” Department of Political Science EDGS 2014-15 Speaker Series Organizer: Elizabeth Shakman HurdSponsor: Equality, Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) ProgramCo-sponsors: Department of Political Science, Department of Religious Studies, Graduate Student Workshop in Religion & Global Politics Location: Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm/lunch included Description:The series will bring together seven distinguished scholars with Northwestern faculty, graduate and undergraduate students interested in the interaction of law, religion, culture and politics in social, historical, political and legal contexts. Serving as a forum for reflection on theoretical, methodological, and critical issues in law and society, religion and diversity, and culture and politics in the US and globally, the series will traverse disciplinary boundaries to explore these questions drawing on insights from political science, law, religious studies, anthropology, sociology, and history. The series will complement and contribute to discussions, teaching, and institution building in this field at Northwestern, including the Religion & Global Politics Certificate Program, Elizabeth Shakman Hurd and Robert Orsi’s graduate seminar “Religion and Modernity” (Winter 2015), and the Graduate Student Workshop on Religion & Global Politics led by Mona Oraby and Ariel Schwartz. Professor Alessandro Ferrari will be visiting Northwestern in fall 2014 as the Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies, and Professor Vanja Savic will be in residence in the fall and winter quarters, also affiliated with BCICS.
Religion, Law & Politics Speaker Series - Ruth Marshall
January 22, 2015 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor, University of Toronto Title: “Global Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of Evangelism in the Global South”Ruth Marshall is Associate Professor in the Departments of Political Science and Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous scholarly articles on the political implications of Pentecostalism and postcolonial politics in West Africa. She’s interested in the contemporary nexus between religion and politics and the challenge of clearing an analytical space in which the political productivity of religious discourse and practice may be analyzed non-reductively. She is currently undertaking two major research projects, one funded by the SSRC, investigating prayer as a form of political praxis, and the other studying the political implications of the evangelization of Europe and North America by Pentecostals from the Global South. In 2013-14 she was a Chancellor Jackman Fellow in the Humanities at the U of Toronto’s Jackman Humanities Institute where she began work on a new book which examines the renewed ethico-political force of religious language in the public sphere and the political challenge that global revivalism poses to democratic forms of life, while exploring the possibilities and limits of a post-secular politics of translation for articulating a new relationship between the religious and the political. Lunch Included