Past Events

April 9, 2014
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Shall We Liberate the Gods?: Materiality and the Problem of Agency in the Study of Religion.
"Shall We Liberate the Gods?: Materiality and the Problem of Agency in the Study of Religion." Presented by Manuel A. Vasquez, Professor of Religions of Latin America and among U.S. Latinos, Method & Theory, Religion & Globalization at University of Florida reception following
March 4, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Torture, Spectacular and Routine: Vengeance and Regulation in Late Ancient Christianity.
Lecture by Elizabeth A. Castelli, Professor of Religion at Barnard College
February 26, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Letting God In To the Public Sphere: On The Dangers of 'Covenant Theology' in Judaism.
Presented by Martin Kavka,  Associate Professor of Religion at Lehigh University, FL   Event is organized by Northwestern Religious Studies Graduate Student Association
February 10, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
After-Life of Phenomenology Research Workshop Speaker - Paul Livingston on Badiou
"Badiou, Critique, and the Phenomonology of the World" This event is generously co-sponsored by The Alice Kaplin Institute for the Humanities, the departments of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Performance Studies, French & Italian, English, Radio/Television/Film, History, German, and Communication Studies, and the programs in Comparative Literary Studies and Science in Human Culture.
December 5, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
After-Life of Phenomenology Research Workshop Dialogue - Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Donna V. Jones
From Bergson to SenghorA Dialogue Between Souleymane Bachir and Donna Jones This event is generously co-sponsored by The Alice Kaplin Institute for the Humanities, the departments of Philosophy, Religious Studies, Performance Studies, French & Italian, English, Radio/Television/Film, History, German, and Communication Studies; the programs in Comparative Literary Studies, Science in Human Culture, and African Studies; and the French Interdisciplinary Group.
October 2, 2013
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
William James in Accra: how spiritual experience is shaped by social life
William James in Accra: how spiritual experience is shaped by social life lecture by Tanya Marie Luhrmann, Watkins University Professor in the Anthropology Department at Standford University “Drawing on fieldwork in new charismatic evangelicals churches in the Bay Area and in Accra, Ghana, this talk explores the way that local theories about mind alter spiritual experience in both its intimate and dramatic forms.”.  
May 29, 2013
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Religious Studies Graduate Students Event
Prof. William Cavanaugh, Harvard Devinity School, is giving a talk: "Does Religion Cause Violence?" Everyone knows that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence. This story is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote democracy in the Middle East.....
May 23, 2013
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Birth of Buddhist Studies at Northwestern
THE BIRTH OF BUDDHIST STUDIES AT NORTHWESTERN: A Celebration of Professor George Bond’s Contribution to Buddhist and South Asian Studies Our colleague and friend George Bond will be retiring at the end of this academic year.  To honor all the contributions he has made to the department and to the profession, Religious Studies Department is hosting a small conference in his honor on Thursday, May 23rd,  Former students who worked with Professor George Bond have been asked to give short presentations and to participate in a roundtable discussion on the current state of Buddhist studies and directions for further work in this area. We look forward very much to honoring George on this momentous occasion. Please r.s.v.p. to religion@northwestern.edu by Friday, May 17th.  
May 22, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
TGS Professional Development Grant: Non-Tenure Track Creer
Non-Tenure Track Creer: Governmental and Non-for- Profit Research  A Panel discussion with: Charlotte Cahill, History PhD, Northwestern University, Research & Project Associate, Council for Adult & Experiential Learning; Adjunct Professor, DePaul University Danny Greene, History PhD, University of Chicago, Vice President for Research & Academic Programs, Newberry Library Chris Hayden, History PhD, Northwestern University, Historian, Human Rights & Special Prosecutions Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice  
April 25, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies "The Place of Space in Jewish Cultures"
Thursday,  April 25, 7:30 p.m. Norris Manfred H. Vogel Lecture in Judaic Studies "Makom: The Place of Space in Jewish Cultures" Barbara Mann Simon H. Fabian Chair in Hebrew Literature, Jewish Theological Seminary    

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