Fall 2012 Events

  • fall 2012

Friday, October 5: Colloquium with Rupa Viswanath (University of Göttingen), “Questioning Conversion: Authenticity and the Legacies of Unfreedom in Modern India.” 12:15-1:30 p.m. Building 70, Room 72A1. For Religious Studies, Ho Center, and Center for South Asia faculty, graduate students, and guests. RSVP to Sunny Toy (toy@stanford.edu). Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Center for South Asia. For more information, click here

Friday, October 12: Colloquium with Edwin Good (Stanford University, emeritus), “The Song of Songs: A New Translation.” 12:15-1:30 p.m., Building 70, Room 72A1. For Religious Studies faculty, graduate students, and guests. RVSP to Sunny Toy (toy@stanford.edu).

Wednesday, October 17: Workshop with Kathryn Lofton (Yale University), “The Spirit in the Cubicle: A Religious History of the Office Cubicle.” 12:00 p.m., Building 110, Room 112. Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and American Studies. For more information, contact Kathryn Gin Lum (kgin@stanford.edu)

Wednesday, October 17: Lecture by Kathryn Lofton (Yale University), “Spiritual Capitalism: The Prosperity Gospel of Oprah Winfrey.” 5:15-6:45 p.m., Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center. Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies, the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Part of a series of lectures and colloquia on Religion and Wealth. Free and open to the public. For more information, click here

Wednesday, November 7: Colloquium with RenĂ© Bloch (University of Bern and Columbia University), “Moses and Myth: The Prophet as Reimagined by Philo of Alexandria.” 12:00-1:00 p.m., Stanford Humanities Center Board Room. Sponsored by the Taube Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and Humanities Center. Free and open to the public.

Friday, November 9: Colloquium with Amy Nelson Burnett (University of Nebraska, Lincoln), “Print, Polemics, and the Lord’s Supper in South Germany.” 12:15-1:30 p.m. Building 70, Room 72A1. For Religious Studies and CMEMS faculty, graduate students, and guests. RSVP to Sunny Toy (toy@stanford.edu). Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. For more information, click here

Friday, November 30: Colloquium with Charlotte Fonrobert (Stanford University), “Judaism in the Public Square: Conflicts over Urban Space from Antiquity to the Present.” 12:15-1:30 p.m. Building 70, Room 72A1. For Religious Studies faculty, graduate students, and guests. RSVP to Sunny Toy (toy@stanford.edu).

  • fall 2012 lecture series

Wednesdays, September 26-December 5: Lecture Series on Religious Perspectives on Violence, Nonviolence, War & Peace. 7:00-8:30 p.m., Building 160, Room 124. Undergraduate course (RELIGST 103, 2 units) that is also free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies. For information contact Prof. Linda Hess (lionda@stanford.edu). For a complete list of lectures click here

Thursdays, September 27-December 6: Lecture and Film Series on Caste, Religion, and Dalit Liberation in India. 7:00-9:00 p.m., Building 200, Room 203. Undergraduate course (RELIGST 144, 2-4 units) that is also free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies and the Department of Anthropology. For information contact Prof. Linda Hess (lionda@stanford.edu). For a complete list of lectures click here