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Religion, Violence, and Art

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University

The discussion is organized by the Chicago community of Pietre Vive, an international Catholic and ecumenical young adult organization that...

multi-day

James Cone: Black Theology & Black Power Conference

All day, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Black Theology & Black PowerA Conference exploring the legacy of James Cone https://jameshcone.northwestern.edu/about/ The conference is supported by Department of Religious Studies,...

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Engendering Change Conference

All day, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality 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

Apr
30
2021

(NARW) Presentation by Ray Buckner

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by North American Religions Workshop (NARW)

NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working in and alongside the field of North American Religions.

Apr
27
2021

A Conversation with Dr. Traci West

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Graduate Students Events

A Conversation with Dr. Traci C. West, Professor of Christian Ethics and African American Studies, Drew University Theological School (Madison,...

Apr
16
2021

(NARW) Presentation by Carl Creason

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by North American Religions Workshop (NARW)

NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working in and alongside the field of North American Religions.

Apr
5
2021

Presentation by ​​​​​Chenxing Han

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Graduate Students Events

Presentation by Chenxing Han, a Bay Area–based writer whose publications have appeared in Buddhadharma, Journal of Global Buddhism, Lion’s Roar,...

Mar
12
2021

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium with Lily Stewart

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Graduate Students Events

"From the Dangerous to the Divine: Leprosy as Exemplarity in Hagiography and Exempla.", presented by Lily Stewart, a doctoral student...

Mar
2
2021

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium with Nisheeta Jagtiani

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, sponsored by Religious Studies Graduate Students Events

Nisheeta will present chapter one of her disseration, which examines the state of sectarianism and how rimé is understood among...

Feb
26
2021

(NARW) Presentation Presentation by Aram Sarkisian

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by North American Religions Workshop (NARW)

NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working in and alongside the field of North American Religions.

Jan
29
2021

(NARW) Presentation by Dr. Gema Kloppe-Santamaría

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by North American Religions Workshop (NARW)

We are excited to welcome a new member to NARW! Dr. Gema Kloppe-Santamaría (Loyola University, Dept. of History) will be...

Nov
30
2020

Race and Blackness in Middle East Studies: A MENA Conversation

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

This event is free and open to everyone, but registration is required: bit.ly/race-middle-east-studies Participants Mandana Limbert is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Queens...

Nov
12
2020

Religious Studies Undergraduate Virtual Event

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Join us for undergraduate virtual “game night”, find out more about our winter courses and just take a break! Contact...

May
19
2020

Lecture by Prof. Natalie Avalos

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Lecture by Prof. Natalie Avalos, a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado Boulder details tba The...

May
11
2020

Lecture by Prof. Marwan M. Kraidy

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Lecture by Prof. Marwan M. Kraidy, Professor of Communication and the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics & Culture...

Feb
20
2020

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium with Jeffrey Wheatley

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium: “The Specter of the Fanatic: Christian Mission, White Sovereignty, and Religio-Political Radicalism” presented by Jeffrey Wheatley lunch will be provided

Feb
20
2020

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium with Jeffrey Wheatley

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Graduate Students Events

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium: “The Specter of the Fanatic: Christian Mission, White Sovereignty, and Religio-Political Radicalism” presented by Jeffrey Wheatley lunch will be provided

Feb
13
2020

Religious Studies Undergraduate Winter Gathering

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Join us for hot cocoa, marshmallows, and a live research-based performance by Religious Studies major Chris LaMountain! r.s.v.p to religion@northwestern.edu

Nov
17
2019

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble: Evensong

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Donald Nally, conductor; Fuse Saxophone Quartet (Julian Velasco, soprano; Joe Connor, alto; Chris Forbes, tenor; David Schreck, baritone); Eric Budzynski,...

Nov
6
2019

Religious Studies Undergraduate Fall Gathering

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

Come by for pizza and chat with your fellow Religious Studies majors and minors! Explore our upcoming course offerings and just...

Sep
18
2019

Weinberg College Academic Direction Fair

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

Join us at the Weinberg College Academic Direction Fair, meet with religious studies faculty and learn more about our program,...

May
8
2019

Religious Studies Undergraduate Spring Gathering

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Come by for pizza!Explore our upcoming Fall courses!And just hang with your fellow Religious Studies majors and minors! RSVP to religion@northwestern.edu

Apr
25
2019

Reporting Islam: Media, Policy, Politics

All day, sponsored by Global Politics and Religion Research Group

This international symposium will bring scholars of Islam, international and public affairs, education, race, and law together with practicing journalists...

Apr
5
2019

Censorship and Self-Censorship in India

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

Lecture By Wendy Doniger, Professor Emeritus of the History of Religions at the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations,...

Mar
15
2019

(NARW) Sarah Dees, book chapter: Introduction

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by North American Religions Workshop (NARW)

NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working in and alongside the field of North American Religions.

Feb
19
2019

Revival from Below, The Deoband Movement and Global Islam

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Revival From Below: The Deoband Movement and Global Islam Faculty Book Colloquium presented by Professor Brannon Ingram, featuring panelists Professor Michelle...

Feb
14
2019

Faculty/Student Colloquium

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

"My Fingers for War: A Prayer for Jewish Militiamen in Colonial Suriname" Eli Rosenblatt Affiliated Scholar, Northwestern University Sometime in the middle...

Feb
13
2019

Undergraduate Winter Gathering

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Come by for pizza and chat with your fellow Religious Studies majors and minors! Explore our upcoming course offerings and just...

Jan
17
2019

Robert Launay: Savages, Romans, and Despots

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Department

Robert Launay presents work from his new book "Savages, Romans, and Despots," a tour of early modern and modern history...

Nov
1
2018

Religious Studies Fall Gathering

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Join us and meet our faculty, students and other departament members! Learn more about Religious Studies and celebrate the Day...

Oct
21
2018

Sovereignty and Strangeness

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

The Religious Studies Department of Northwestern University invites you to attend a graduate student conference on “Sovereignty and Strangeness,” to...

Oct
20
2018

Sovereignty and Strangeness

9:00 AM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

The Religious Studies Department of Northwestern University invites you to attend a graduate student conference on “Sovereignty and Strangeness,” to...

Oct
19
2018

Sovereignty and Strangeness

3:30 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

The Religious Studies Department of Northwestern University invites you to attend a graduate student conference on “Sovereignty and Strangeness,” to...

Oct
19
2018

Ben Schonthal: Methods Master Class

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by Global Politics and Religion Research Group

Master Class on Research Methods for the Study of Religion and Law with Dr. Benjamin Schonthal (Associate Professor of Buddhism and Asian...

Oct
3
2018

"South Asian Masculinities Through Ethnographic Film”

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Gender & Sexuality Studies Program

Harjant S. Gill will show his 30 min film, Mardistan (Macholand) followed by a Q&A. Mardistan (Macholand) explores Indian manhood articulated through the...

Sep
24
2018

Weinberg College Academic Directions Fair

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Weinberg College Academic Directions Fair! Come and explore what each department and program has to offer!  

Jun
4
2018

Religious Studies End of Year and Awards Reception

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Join us for an End of Year reception honoring our graduating seniors and departmental award winners! We will convene in the Lake...

Jun
1
2018

Cecelia Lynch: Wrestling With God (Talk and Panel)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Global Politics and Religion Research Group

The Graduate Group will be hosting Cecelia Lynch in a panel discussion of her new book Wrestling With God.  Wrestling with God is...

May
29
2018

Solving the Mystery of Grace Jones: It’s the Holy Ghost

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

Lecture by Dr. Judith Casselberry, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Bowdoin College Response by Dr. Francesca Royster, Associate Professor of English,...

May
22
2018

Graduate-Faculty Colloqium

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

You are invited to Graduate –Faculty lunch colloquium with Stephanie Brenzel. Stephanie will present a Chapter One of her dissertation:...

May
22
2018

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium with Stephanie Brenzel

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Graduate Students Events

You are invited to Graduate –Faculty lunch colloquium with Stephanie Brenzel. Stephanie will present a Chapter One of her dissertation:...

May
4
2018

(NARW) Nicole C. Kirk, "Black Humanism in Chicago"

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by North American Religions Workshop (NARW)

NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working in and alongside the field of North American Religions.   

Apr
10
2018

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium with Sarah Wolf

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

"Haven't I Told You Not to Take Yourself Outside of the Law?" Rabbi Yirmiyah and the Characterization of a Scholastic

Apr
10
2018

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium with Sarah Wolf

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Graduate Students Events

"Haven't I Told You Not to Take Yourself Outside of the Law?" Rabbi Yirmiyah and the Characterization of a Scholastic

Mar
18
2018

Allan and Norma Harris Day of Jewish Study

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Please join us for a panel discussion with three professors from Northwestern’s Jewish Studies program. Each will present research from...

Mar
6
2018

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Graduate Student Colloquium: Hannah Tebbetts

Mar
1
2018

Slowness and Agitation - Dr. Mel Y. Chen

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Colloquium on Ethnicity & Diaspora (CED)

The Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora (CED) presents a talk by Dr. Mel Y. Chen (University of California, Berkeley). The event...

Feb
20
2018

Graduate-Faculty Colloquium

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Religious Studies Department

Religious Studies Graduate-Faculty Colloquium: Job talk workshop with Sarah Wolf and William Caldwell

Feb
9
2018

(NARW) Winnie Sullivan, "The church-in-law"

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by North American Religions Workshop (NARW)

NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working in and alongside the field of North American Religions.   

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...

Jan
12
2018

(NARW) Courtney Rabada, [Second-year Paper]

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by North American Religions Workshop (NARW)

NARW is an interdisciplinary workshop for Chicago-area students and faculty working in and alongside the field of North American Religions.  

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!

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