Events

November 2018

Nov 09 | 12:00 p.m.
Wilson 142

Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab Seminar

Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab Seminar

Nov 09 | 12:00 p.m.
Wilson 142

The Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab seminar will take place this Friday, Nov. 9, at noon in Wilson 142. Three graduate students will present on their current research projects.  As their work draws on diverse fields and methods, this is sure to be an exciting preview of up-and-coming scholarship. Lunch will be provided. Speakers include: Janet Dunkelbarger, Najee Olya, and Jeannie Sellick  
Nov 07 | 12:00 p.m.
NAU 441

Professor Liz Alexander Lectures on Navigating Gender in Biblical Law

Professor Liz Alexander Lectures on Navigating Gender in Biblical Law

Nov 07 | 12:00 p.m.
NAU 441

Professor Liz Alexander will be presenting a paper titled “Who is the “He”?  Navigating Grammatical Gender in Biblical Law" today at noon in Nau 441.

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Nov 05 | 12:00–1:30 p.m.
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Professor Maurice Wallace to Speak on "The Cantor King: Architecture, Acoustics, and Martin Luther King Jr."

Professor Maurice Wallace to Speak on "The Cantor King: Architecture, Acoustics, and Martin Luther King Jr."

Nov 05 | 12:00–1:30 p.m.
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On August 27, 1967 at Mt. Pisgah Missionary Bapist Church in Chicago, King preached a sermon title “Why Jesus Called a Man a Fool” based on a Lukan parable. Considered one of King’s “great” sermons, the success of King’s sermonic performance of “Why Jesus Called a Man a Fool” relied in part on the acoustical design and sonic memory of the former Jewish synagogue where the preaching event took place.  This talk traces the early history of Mt. Pisgah to two prominent Jewish Chicagoans, an architect, Alfred S. Alschuler (1876-1940) and a rabbi, the “radical reformer” Emil Gustav Hirsch (1851-1923).  The space designed by Alschuler to maximize the dynamic preaching of Hirch at then-Sinai Congregation was acoustically well-suited to King’s own “reform” preaching a half-century later.

October 2018

Oct 22
Nau 342, 4pm

Professor John Stratton Hawley, "Between Poem and Painting: Krishna now showing at the VMFA, Richmond"

Professor John Stratton Hawley, "Between Poem and Painting: Krishna now showing at the VMFA, Richmond"

Oct 22
Nau 342, 4pm

A Week of Events with Professor Jan Bremmer

A Week of Events with Professor Jan Bremmer



The Dissecting Cultural Pluralism Lab is hosting four events with visiting scholar Jan Bremmer, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Groningen. All are welcome to attend.  Tuesday, Oct. 16: Classics Seminar on Euripides, New Cab 64, 11am Wednesday, Oct. 17: Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium, "Author, Date, and Provenance of the Protoevangelium Jacobi," Nau 441, 1pm Wednesday, Oct. 17: Public Lecture, “Religious Pluralism in the Ancient World: Herodotus, the Roman Republic, and Late Antiquity,” Gibson Room, Cocke Hall, 5pm. Reception to follow. Friday, Oct. 19: Lab Talk, “Early Christians in Corinth (AD 50-200): Religious Insiders or Outsiders?” Wilson 142, 12pm. Lunch provided.  
Oct 15 | 5:30 p.m.
NAU 342

Blessing America First: Religion, Foreign Policy, and the Trump Presidency

Blessing America First: Religion, Foreign Policy, and the Trump Presidency

Oct 15 | 5:30 p.m.
NAU 342

Professor David Buckley, UVA Alumnus and Assocate Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville, will give a lecture entitled, "Blessing America First: Religion, Foreign Policy, and the Trump Presidency" at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 15, in Nau 342. This lecture is sponsored by the UVA Intiative on Religion, Politics ad Conflict.
Oct 12
3pm in Monroe 116

Osmund Bopearachchi speaks on "“Greek Inspirations on Early Buddhist Art in Gandhara (Ancient India)”

Osmund Bopearachchi speaks on "“Greek Inspirations on Early Buddhist Art in Gandhara (Ancient India)”

Oct 12
3pm in Monroe 116

Oct 12
12:30pm in Nau 342

Osmund Bopearachchi speaks on "Diffusion of Buddhist Philosophies and Art Along the Maritime Silk Routes"

Osmund Bopearachchi speaks on "Diffusion of Buddhist Philosophies and Art Along the Maritime Silk Routes"

Oct 12
12:30pm in Nau 342

Oct 02
3:30pm Nau 142

Professor Claudrina Harold, "No Ordinary Sacrifice: The Struggle for Racial Justice at the University of Virginia in the Post-Civil Rights Era"

Professor Claudrina Harold, "No Ordinary Sacrifice: The Struggle for Racial Justice at the University of Virginia in the Post-Civil Rights Era"

Oct 02
3:30pm Nau 142

September 2018

Sep 14
Nau Hall, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Faith, Spirituality, and Public Life with Tim Kaine

Faith, Spirituality, and Public Life with Tim Kaine

Sep 14
Nau Hall, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) is coming to UVA to discuss the role religion should play in public life and how issues of faith, morality, values, and community relate to political movements on both sides of the aisle. He will explore where compassion and ethics fit into national political debates, and how this might help to bridge a deeply divided electorate. Along with CSC, this event is co-sponsored by the Miller Center, the Department of Religious Studies, and the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion. To attend, REGISTER HERE.

August 2018

Aug 29 | 10:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Purcell Reading Room, School of Law

Liberalism's Religion: A Conversation with Cécile Laborde

Liberalism's Religion: A Conversation with Cécile Laborde

Aug 29 | 10:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Purcell Reading Room, School of Law

Liberalism’s Religion: A CONVERSATION WITH CÉCILE LABORDE Sponsored by The Project on Religion and Its Publics, Virginia Center for the Study of Religion and the University of Virginia School of Law PURCELL READING ROOM 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel: “Liberalism and Disestablishment of Religion” LORI WATSON UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO MICAH SCHWARTZMAN UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW 2:15-4:15 p.m. Panel: “Liberalism and the Limits of Religious Accommodations” STANLEY FISH FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY ALAN PATTEN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 4:30-5:30 p.m. Author Reply and General Discussion Wednesday, Aug. 29

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 | 5:00 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 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 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

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 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 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.  

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