- Rage and Glory: the films of Israeli filmmaker Avi Nesher will be showing at IU Cinema. His many award-winning films have been integral to Israeli cinema, placing him as one of Israel’s all-time greatest filmmakers. Feb 18-22.
- Constance Furey, Jay Carter, and Shaul Magid will be participating in a conference entitled “Theology and the Public University” which will assemble a group of talented and creative thinkers who are pioneering new ways of imagining theology, broadly construed. Feb 22-23, UC Berkley.
- Beer: Brewing Religion in the Ancient World. The second in the series on the Religion of Things. This talk will focus on some of the things that beer teaches us about ancient religion and the study of religion. Thurs, Feb 28 @ 5pm, Switchyard Brewing.
- Lisa Sideris will be participating in an upcoming seminar at Butler University on Religion and Global Affairs on Monday, Mar 4 @ 7pm. This year’s theme focuses on “Sacred Places: Intersections of Religion and Ecology.” She will talk on what it means to “think globally and act locally” in terms of ecology and ecojustice and important environmental work being done right here in Indiana.
- Winnifred Sullivan will be delivering a lecture at the World Wisdoms Project on Apr 9 @ 6:30pm entitled “A Presence of Ministry: Making Chaplaincy Legal.” Her particular research interest is in understanding the phenomenology of religion under the modern rule of law.
- IU Religious Studies has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Henry Luce Foundation to support our 'Being Human' project, other research and outreach initiatives.
The grant is funded through the Luce Foundation's Theology Program.
IU is one of only a small number of research institutions to receive
$1 million grants through this program.
The Department of Religious Studies is thrilled to welcome Professor J. Kameron Carter, who has joined our faculty and will begin teaching in 2019.
- Applications are being invited from outstanding scholars in the field of Hebrew Bible for the Alvin H. Rosenfeld Chair in Jewish Studies, an endowed Chair established to honor the founding director of the Borns Jewish Studies Program. Complete details.
- Lisa Sideris was a visiting scholar at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia, at the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre in connection with a project on Religion, Ethics, and the Anthropocene.
- Lisa Sideris talks with David Haberman about her upcoming Gifford lecture.
The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society(CSRES)
Joe D'Ambrosi, Religious Studies minor, will be directing an upcoming play at IU Theatre, Feb 27-Mar 2. More details.
Help support continued excellence in our department Graduate Religious Studies Association (GRSA) at Indiana University announce the 2019 Graduate Student Conference Heresies: Dissonance and Disturbance to be held March 22-23. Abstract submissions are due December 1st. See details. URSA (Undergraduate Religious Studies Association) USRA will hold their spring symposium on Mar 29-30, 2019. All topics pertaining to the study of religion are welcome. More details.
- Religious Studies graduate student, Emily Stratton, has been awarded a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Award for her research in Accra, Ghana that focuses on the lives of young un- and under-employed men.
See our Spring 2019 Course Book. Explore the world: Study Religion.
- Read about IU Religious Studies alumnus Andy Kastner as a rabbi and Renaissance man in “Go Back to Breath: A rabbi’s journey through food justice and faith.”
Submissions being accepted for the Undergraduate journal Invocations
All are welcome.
IU Religious Studies alum
(University of California Press,
Selected for Choice’s outstanding academic titles of 2018
Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools
(University of North Carolina Press, 2019)
The History of the Church:
A New Translation
(University of California Press, 2019)
Nur Amali Ibrahim,
Improvisational Islam: Indonesian Youths in a Time of Possibility
(Cornell University Press, 2018)
Patrick Lally Michelson, “Freedom of Conscience in the Clerical Imagination of Russian Orthodox Thought, 1801-1865,” in Religious Freedom in Modern Russia (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) Michael Ing,
The Vulnerability of Integrity in Early Confucian Thought
(Oxford University Press, 2017)
Poetic Relations: Intimacy and Faith in the English Reformation
(University of Chicago Press, 2017)