Departmental news

Religious Studies Department kicks off its Fall Lecture Series

Click on the links below for a abstract of the lecture and full video.

Yvonne Sherwood, "The Hagaramic and the Abrahamic, or Abraham the non-European"

Courtney Bender, "The Work of Art in the Age of Inarticulate Religion"

Kay Read, "Cooking the Cosmos: Ecologically Understanding both the Aztecs and Ourselves"

Alessandro Ferrari, “Europe and Islam: the Challenge of Diversity”


Faculty News

Religous Studies adjunct Jamsheed Choksy honored as a “distinguished professor” by IU.

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Eva Mroczek

Eva Mroczek was awarded two fellowship for work on her second book The Other David; Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at University of Pennsylvania in fall 2015 and the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan in Spring 2016.

Winnifred Sullivan keynote speaker at "Siting Pluralism: Practices Of Religious Difference"
University of Göttingen

Candy Brown awarded the 2014 Jane Dempsey Douglass Prize.

Stephen Selka and Jeremy Schott awarded CAHI grants.

Heather Blair awarded New Frontiers in the Arts & Humanities grant

Professors Heather Blair and David Haberman awarded research grants by the Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society

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Student News

PhD candidate Dana Logan awarded Srping 2015 Devonia and Steve Stein Fund for the Study of American Religions fellowship

PhD Candidate Christine Libby was awarded a College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2105-16.

Hannah Murray awarded a $500 Mary Jo Weaver Undergraduate Scholarship

Indiana university team semifinalists in national ethics bowl competition

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IU Department of Religious Studies hosts Schempp Conference

Schempp conference

September 27-29, 2013

Fifty years ago the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in Abington v Schempp changing the way we view the academic study of religion in public colleges and universities across the U.S. and beyond.

This conference explored the impact that Schempp may have had on the comparative and multi-disciplinary nature of the study of religion as well as other significant influences on shifts in the study of religion over that time.

Details here >

The Devonia and Steve Stein Fund for the study of American Religion

David and Devonia Stein
Steve and Devonia Stein

The Devonia and Steve Stein Fund for the study of American Religions was launched in September 2013. Named after one of the Department's most well respected emeritus professors this fund will go towards a named fellowship for graduate students working in the field of American religions. Click here for more details about the fund, the kick-off event, and how you can get involved.