The Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University is a premier venue for re-imagining the academic study of religion.
We produce innovative, interdisciplinary research that pushes the boundaries of the field. Our faculty study error and love and book cultures, healing, wonder, and failure, empires, tourists and trees, mountains, magic, and protest—studying religion as a global phenomenon from antiquity through the contemporary world. expand->>
- Videos of previous Fall Lectures Series lectures can be found on our news page
- Professor Candy Brown was awarded the 2014 Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize.
- Professors Stephen Selka and Jeremy Schott awarded CAHI grants
- Professor Heather Blair awarded New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities grant
- Professor Candy Brown was keynote speaker at the "Religious Press and Print Culture" Conference at the Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 11/19-22.
- Professors Heather Blair and David Haberman awarded research grants by the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society (CSRES)
- Professor Constance Furey presented at the Lubar Institute conference, “Blurring the Boundaries? Mysterium Tremendum and Intimacy in Devotional Poetry”
Listen to Professor Candy Brown discuss conservative Christians' take on Halloween on Interfaith Voices
Professor Lisa Sideris awarded Beth Wood Distinguished Service-Learning Faculty Award
- Michael Ing awarded grant by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation
The Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society(CSRES)
- Professor Heather Blair awarded 2014 Trustees Teaching Award
- Professor Constance Furey receives 2014 James P. Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service to Students
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- Help support continued excellence in our department
- Religious Studies Graduate Conference
April 17-18, 2015.
"Religion, Conflict, and Boundary Maintenance."
Find full information here.
- Applications now being accepted for the Devonia and Steve Stein Fellowship in the Study of American Religions. Deadline, Mar 1, 2015.
- Congratulations to Kerilyn
Harkaway-Krieger, our first joint English/Religious Studies PhD
- Congratualtions to our fall graduates
- PhD candidate Andrew Monteith awarded Devonia and Steve Stein fellowship for the Study of American Religions
- Hannah Murray awarded a $500 Mary Jo Weaver Undergraduate Scholarship.
- Indiana University Team wins Regional Ethics Bowl
With Religious Studies major Rafal Swiatkowski and graduate student Joe Bartzel
- Alumn Nancy Hiller shares her story.
- Congratulations to Shelby Everett who was awarded the 2013-2014 Excellence in Service-Learning Student Award!
- Ashlee Andrews and Kristin Francoeur awarded travel grants
- Congratulations to Kristin Francoeur who received a 2014 Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration award.
Real and Imagined
Heather Blair, Harvard University Press, 2015
Shaul Magid, Stanford University Press, 2014
A Ministry of Presence
Winnifred Sullivan, University of Chicago Press, 2014
Thinking Orthodox in Modern Russia: Culture, History, Context
Patrick Michelson, University of Wisconsin Press, 2014
The Healing Gods
Candy Gunther Brown, Oxford University Press, 2013
- Eusebius of Caesarea:
Tradition and Innovations
Jeremy Schott, Harvard University Press, 2013