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Religious Studies is Turning 50!

In 1965, after more than 13 years of meetings and negotiations, the Department of Religious Studies as we know it was started at Indiana University Bloomington (You can read about the formation of our department in a insightful history by faculty member Sarah Imhoff). To celebrate we hosted our first Alumni Reunion Weekend, October 16-17, 2015

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, and how you can get involved.

Schempp conference

IU Department of Religious Studies hosts 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 >