Events

April 2018

Apr 27 | 3:00-4:30pm
Gibson 441

Hanna Reichel, "Big Data and Providence: 'Political Theologies of Omniscience in the Digital Age'”

Hanna Reichel, "Big Data and Providence: 'Political Theologies of Omniscience in the Digital Age'”

Apr 27 | 3:00-4:30pm
Gibson 441

Hanna Reichel, Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, will deliver a paper, "Big Data and Providence: Political Theologies of Omniscience in the Digital Age.”  Professor Reichel holds a B.Sc. in economics and an MDiv/ThD in Theology. Her theological dissertation “Theologie als Bekenntnis: Karl Barth's kontextuelle Lektüre des Heidelberger Katechismus” received the Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise and the Ernst Wolf Award of the Gesellschaft für evangelische Theologie. Her scholarly interests include Christology, scriptural hermeneutics, political theology, constructive theology, and poststructuralist theory. She is currently working on a major project about “Political Theologies of Omniscience” in conversations between the doctrine of God and emergent surveillance cultures.
Apr 24 | 2:00pm
Bonhoeffer House at 1841 University Circle

Patricia Hampl, "The Art of the Wasted Day"

Patricia Hampl, "The Art of the Wasted Day"

Apr 24 | 2:00pm
Bonhoeffer House at 1841 University Circle

Religious Movement(s) Conference: Migration and Belief in the Americas

Religious Movement(s) Conference: Migration and Belief in the Americas



Apr 20 | 9:30am - 12:45pm
Newcomb Hall Art Gallery

Toppling Monuments: A Symposium on History, Memory, and the Power of Images

Toppling Monuments: A Symposium on History, Memory, and the Power of Images

Apr 20 | 9:30am - 12:45pm
Newcomb Hall Art Gallery

Apr 19 | 5:00pm
Harrison Auditorium

David Morgan, "Broken Statues and Empty Pedestals: The Place of Iconoclasm in the Struggle over Public Memory"

David Morgan, "Broken Statues and Empty Pedestals: The Place of Iconoclasm in the Struggle over Public Memory"

Apr 19 | 5:00pm
Harrison Auditorium

Apr 19 | 5:00 p.m.
NAU 211

Faith and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Lecture with Melissa Rogers

Faith and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: Lecture with Melissa Rogers

Apr 19 | 5:00 p.m.
NAU 211

President George W. Bush's establishment of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives was groundbreaking, but not as much as critics feared or supporters claimed. Melissa Rogers will discuss ways in which religion played a role in the White House during the Bush and Obama administrations. Rogers will also consider the future of faith and the federal executive branch. Presented by Religion and its Publics
Apr 12 | 5:00pm
Rouss 403

Alexandra Kaloyanides, "New Buddhist Movements in Burma's Konbaung Dynasty"

Alexandra Kaloyanides, "New Buddhist Movements in Burma's Konbaung Dynasty"

Apr 12 | 5:00pm
Rouss 403

Apr 06 | 12:00pm
Wilson 142

Pedagogy Seminar with Professors Karl Shuve and Ahmed al-Rahim

Pedagogy Seminar with Professors Karl Shuve and Ahmed al-Rahim

Apr 06 | 12:00pm
Wilson 142

Sponsored by The Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab: Religion and Society in the Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean
Apr 06 | 12:00pm
Wilson 142

Teaching Cultural Pluralism: A Conversation with Karl Shuve and Ahmed al-Rahim

Teaching Cultural Pluralism: A Conversation with Karl Shuve and Ahmed al-Rahim

Apr 06 | 12:00pm
Wilson 142

Food and drinks provided.
Apr 04 | 3:30PM
Rouss 403

Jens Schröter, "Non-canonical Gospels and the Memory of Jesus: The Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Peter as Test Cases"

Jens Schröter, "Non-canonical Gospels and the Memory of Jesus: The Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Peter as Test Cases"

Apr 04 | 3:30PM
Rouss 403

March 2018

Mar 30 | 3:00pm
Nau 342

Lyne Bansat-Boudon, "Antonin Artaud and Balinese Theatre, or the Influence of the Eastern on the Western Stage"

Lyne Bansat-Boudon, "Antonin Artaud and Balinese Theatre, or the Influence of the Eastern on the Western Stage"

Mar 30 | 3:00pm
Nau 342

Mar 29 | 4:30pm
Nau 342

Lyne Bansat-Boudon, "Theater as Religious Practice"

Lyne Bansat-Boudon, "Theater as Religious Practice"

Mar 29 | 4:30pm
Nau 342

Mar 28 | 12:00pm
Nau 342

Jessica Andruss, "'Be not dismayed': Maimonides' Guide to Resisting Apostasy in Twelfth-Century Yemen"

Jessica Andruss, "'Be not dismayed': Maimonides' Guide to Resisting Apostasy in Twelfth-Century Yemen"

Mar 28 | 12:00pm
Nau 342

To reserve a lunch, please RSVP to jsp@virginia.edu by March 26.  
Mar 28 | 1:30pm
Nau 342

Dr. Peter Mandaville seminar on "Wahhabism Around the World"

Dr. Peter Mandaville seminar on "Wahhabism Around the World"

Mar 28 | 1:30pm
Nau 342

Dr. Mandaville is a professor of International Affairs in the Schar School of Public Policy and Government at George Mason University. From 2015-2016 he served as Senior Advisor in the Secretary of State's Office of Religion & Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Mar 26 | 4:00pm
New Cabell Hall 236

Michael Morgan, "Franz Rosenzweig and His Readers: Emmanuel Levinas and Emil Fackenheim"

Michael Morgan, "Franz Rosenzweig and His Readers: Emmanuel Levinas and Emil Fackenheim"

Mar 26 | 4:00pm
New Cabell Hall 236

Mar 21 | 5:00pm
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall

Shatha Almutawa: "'Dress Yourself in the Angelic Form': A Tenth-Century Arabic Philosophy of Religion."

Shatha Almutawa: "'Dress Yourself in the Angelic Form': A Tenth-Century Arabic Philosophy of Religion."

Mar 21 | 5:00pm
Gibson Room, Cocke Hall

Mar 19 | 12 - 2pm
Nau 441

Lunch with Jocabed Solano Miselis

Lunch with Jocabed Solano Miselis

Mar 19 | 12 - 2pm
Nau 441

Jocabed Solano Miselis an indigenous, evangélica theologian from the Guna people, in Panama.  She co-directs the project "Memorias Indígenas," through which she compiles and publishes the stories of Protestant and Evangelical churches among the indigenous/autochthonous/native peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.  Over lunch, we will get a change to meet Jocabed, and she will talk with us about her work.  All are welcome. 
Mar 19 | 12:00pm
Nau 432

Flash Seminar with Professor Karl Shuve: The Crusades and the Paradox of Christian Violence

Flash Seminar with Professor Karl Shuve: The Crusades and the Paradox of Christian Violence

Mar 19 | 12:00pm
Nau 432

  "What are the Crusades, and what might they tell us about how we understand the concept of religious violence? In this flash seminar, we will examine some of the different ways that the Crusades have been imagined and re-imagined over the last millennium, from the Middle Ages to modern America." Light refreshments will be served

February 2018

Feb 22 | 4:00 pm
Nau 342

Professor Raz Segal, “Genocide in the Carpathians”

Professor Raz Segal, “Genocide in the Carpathians”

Feb 22 | 4:00 pm
Nau 342

Dr. Raz Segal earned his Ph.D. at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (History Department), Clark University (2013). He is assistant professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University. Dr. Segal is engaged in his work with the challenges of exploring the Holocaust as an integral part of modern processes of imperial collapse, the formation and occasional deformation of nation-states, and their devastating impact on the societies they sought (and seek) to break and remake. Integrative and comparative, his research stands at the intersection of modern European history, Holocaust scholarship, Genocide Studies, and Jewish history, and links the Holocaust to genocide and mass violence before, during, and after World War II. Dr. Segal’s book, Genocide in the Carpathians: War, Social Breakdown, and Mass Violence, 1914-1945 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016) explores these issues through a regional case study. Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program. 
Feb 21 | 12:00pm
Nau 342

Flash Seminar: Professor Elizabeth Alexander on Gender Inclusivity in Biblical Law

Flash Seminar: Professor Elizabeth Alexander on Gender Inclusivity in Biblical Law

Feb 21 | 12:00pm
Nau 342

January 2018

Jan 29 | 12:00 p.m.
Gibson 441

Blaire French on "Chronicles and Intertextuality in Early Rabbinic Interpretation"

Blaire French on "Chronicles and Intertextuality in Early Rabbinic Interpretation"

Jan 29 | 12:00 p.m.
Gibson 441

The first Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity (JCA) Colloquium of the semester will be at noon in Gibson 441. Blaire French will present a paper titled "Chronicles and Intertextuality in Early Rabbinic Interpretation." The call to read Chronicles “midrashically” in Leviticus Rabbah 1.3 and Ruth Rabbah 2.1 challenges the contemporary understanding of intertextuality in the early Rabbis’ interpretation of Scripture. Daniel Boyarin, James Kugel, and others claim that the Rabbis considered each word in the canon to be equally inspired regardless of who wrote it or when. The Rabbis’ insistence, however, that Chronicles receive special treatment contradicts this assertion. This article argues that Chronicles’ late date of composition reduced its authority and led the Rabbis to give greater weight to the words of the Primary History than to those of Chronicles in their intertextual readings. As evidence, this article examines the midrashic interpretations of select names from Chronicles’ genealogy of Judah in Leviticus Rabbah, Ruth Rabbah, and the Talmud.  

November 2017

Nov 16 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
NAU 342

William Flavin to Speak on “Conflict Termination and Post-Conflict Peacekeeping”

William Flavin to Speak on “Conflict Termination and Post-Conflict Peacekeeping”

Nov 16 | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
NAU 342

LECTURE SERIES ON IDENTITY, POLITICS, AND VIOLENCE Video Lecture November 16, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. “Conflict Termination and Post-Conflict Peacekeeping” William Flavin, Assist. Director of U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute, USAWC NAU 342
Nov 14 | 5:30 p.m.
MINOR 125

Phyllis Leffler to Speak on White Supremacy, Southern Jews, and the Civil Rights Movement

Phyllis Leffler to Speak on White Supremacy, Southern Jews, and the Civil Rights Movement

Nov 14 | 5:30 p.m.
MINOR 125

“White Supremacy, Southern Jews, and the Civil Rights Movement” Phyllis Leffler, Professor Emerita of History Respondent: Brian Balogh, Professor of History and Dorothy Compton Chair, The Miller Center 5:30 p.m. | Monday, November 14, 2017 | Minor 125 Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program
Nov 09 | 12:00–1:30 p.m.
NAU 342

Vanessa Ochs to Speak on “Violence, Politics, and Religion in Charlottesville: Statues and Sacred Sites”

Vanessa Ochs to Speak on “Violence, Politics, and Religion in Charlottesville: Statues and Sacred Sites”

Nov 09 | 12:00–1:30 p.m.
NAU 342

LECTURE SERIES ON IDENTITY, POLITICS, AND VIOLENCE November 9, 12:00-1:30 p.m. “Violence, Politics, and Religion in Charlottesville: Statues and Sacred Sites” Prof. Vanessa Ochs, Department of Religious Studies Open Class, NAU 342
Nov 06 | 11:30–1:00
NAU 141

Dr. Lennart Lehmhaus to Speak on the Transfer of Medical Knowledge in Talmudic Discourses

Dr. Lennart Lehmhaus to Speak on the Transfer of Medical Knowledge in Talmudic Discourses

Nov 06 | 11:30–1:00
NAU 141

The Religious Studies Department's Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium will enjoy a guest lecture by Dr. Lennart Lehmhaus on Monday, Nov. 6.  Dr. Lehmhaus's work focuses on the transfer of medical knowledge in Talmudic and other late ancient literature; he is currently researching at the University of Pennsylvania's Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.  His talk is entitled "Between 'Gentile Healing' and 'Giving Life to Idolaters': Talmudic Discourses on Socio-Medical Interactions in Late Antiquity."  The lecture and discussion will be held from 11:30-1:00 in Nau 141.  

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