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Engendering Change Conference

All day, sponsored by Gender Studies Program

Northwestern is hosting the Engendering Change Graduate Student Conference. The purpose of this conference is to provide a space for graduate...

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"Beyond Oberman": Luther and the Middle Ages

All day, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

"Beyond Oberman": Luther and the Middle Ages The year 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Many events...

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SPECTERS, HAUNTINGS, PRESENCES

All day, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Graduate Student Conference Organized by Religious Studies Graduate Students Association.   More Details TBA

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“Black Feminist Futures” Symposium

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Black Feminist Theory Reading Group

“Black Feminist Futures,” a two-day symposium that traces Black feminist theory and praxis in and beyond the academy, will fill...

Jan
22
2018

Performance and Text in Jewish Ritual

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

By Yair Lipshitz, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts in Tel Aviv University The talk will reflect on the...

Nov
1
2017

RELIGION, BODIES, AND TEXTS

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Religious Studies Colloquium Presented by Prof. Mira Balberg and Prof. Michelle Molina A conversation about shared theoretical interests, past and future...

Oct
31
2017

Modernity in Tibetan Buddhism

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

A lecture presented by a leading Tibetan Buddhist teacher Khenpo Sodargye from Larung Five Sciences Buddhist Academy in Tibet.  

Apr
5
2017

Can Tibetan Buddhist Institutions Map 'Tibetan' Culture?

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Lecture by Professor Tuttle "Can Tibetan Buddhist Institutions Map 'Tibetan' Culture?"   Organized by the Religious Studies Graduate Students Association at Northwestern University  

Mar
7
2017

RADICAL GRACE

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

RADICAL GRACE Three fearless nuns risk their place in the Catholic Church to follow another higher calling: socila justice. Movie screening with...

Feb
22
2017

Thinking about the Torah: A Philosopher Reads the Bible

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Thinking about the Torah: A Philosopher Reads the Bible Book Colloquium by Professor Kenneth Seeskin Panelists:Mira Balberg, Assistant Professor of Religion, Department...

Feb
15
2017

Religion and Toleration

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Philosophy Undergraduate Events

Conference hosted by the Undergraduate Philosophy Society, with speakers from Hillel, McSA, and Sheil Catholic Center, on issues of toleration...

Sep
14
2016

Weinberg College Academic Directions Fair

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Weinberg College Academic Directions Fair (formerly known as Major/Minors Fair) Come and explore what each department and program has to offer!

Apr
26
2016

Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947Bruce HoffmanDirector of the Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University Bruce Hoffman is a tenured...

Apr
13
2016

The Return of Confucianism in Contemporary China

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Anna Sun, Associate Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies, Kenyon College "The Return of Confucianism in Contemporary China”   The revival of Confucianism...

Apr
6
2016

"Expertly Secular."

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

By Matthew Engelke, Professor of Anthropology at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) What might it mean to...

Feb
8
2016

"Maya's Death The Buddha's Mother Then and Now..."

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

By Kim Gutschow, lecturer, Department of Anthropology/Sociaology and Religion, Williams College A talk juxtaposing Buddhist narratives of the birth of the...

Feb
5
2016

The Politics of Religion in an Age of Freedom and Terror

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd teaches on relations among law, religion, and global politics at Northwestern University. In summer 2015, she released Beyond...

Nov
9
2015

The Theological Origins of America's Culture Wars

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

"The Theological Origins of America's Culture War" by Molly Worthen, Assistant Professor, Department of History (UNC) Lunch Talk, rsvp to religion@northwestern.edu  

May
7
2015

Religion, Law and Politics Speaker Series - Jeremy Menchik

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Title: “Productive Intolerance: Godly Nationalism in Indonesia" Department of Political Science EDGS 2014-15 Speaker Series Organizer: Elizabeth Shakman HurdSponsor: Equality, Development and...

Apr
23
2015

Religion, Law and Politics Speaker Series - Noah Salomon

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Title: When the State is Everywhere:  Rethinking the Islamic Public Sphere Department of Political Science EDGS 2014-15 Speaker Series Organizer: Elizabeth Shakman...

Apr
9
2015

"A Political Theology of Climate Change."

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Lecture by Professor Michael S. Northcott,  University of Edinburgh Professor Northcott will discuss nations as key agents in the climate crisis,...

Feb
19
2015

Religion, Law and Politics Speaker Series - Benjamin L. Berger

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Title: “Law's Religion: Religious Difference adn the Conceits of Constitutionalism” Department of Political Science EDGS 2014-15 Speaker Series Organizer: Elizabeth Shakman HurdSponsor:...

Feb
18
2015

Finnish Eastern Orthodox Women and the Virgin Mary

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

"Finnish Eastern Orthodox Women and the Virgin Mary" by Elina Vuola, Academy Professor, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki The Orthodox...

Jan
22
2015

Religion, Law & Politics Speaker Series - Ruth Marshall

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor, University of Toronto Title: “Global Spiritual Warfare: The Politics of Evangelism in the Global South”Ruth Marshall is...

Nov
4
2014

Ethnographies of Religion & Politics: Reflections From the Field

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religion and Global Politics Graduate Student Workshop

This graduate student roundtable features Nurhaizatul Jamil (Anthropology), Gde Metera (Political Science), Mona Oraby (Political Science), and Ariel Schwartz (Religious...

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