If you’re watching the Netflix series Master of None (starring the comedian Aziz Ansari), or if you’re a scholar of religion on social media much, then you may know about season two’s episode entitled Religion. Continue reading
Have you been following the new U.S. President’s first overseas trip–including stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Italy…?
Many news sources have commented on the fact that (as evidenced in the above photo), while in Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump, the First Lady, and her step-daughter, Ivanka, did not cover their heads (as is customary for women there) while in Vatican City, when visiting with the Pope, they did. Continue reading
Only recently did it come to my attention that one of the journals in our field now seems to understand itself in a curiously narrow way. Continue reading
The students may be gone for the summer, but mornings around Manly Hall are far from quiet. To show you what we mean, we left the GoPro out one morning to catch some of the activity…take a look. Continue reading
The other day I came across this video, from a publisher advertising a recent textbook on world religions. Continue reading
The Department recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a series of events and guest lecturers, and along with those guest speakers, we brought back a few of our grads to share their thoughts on how their time in REL impacted them–and how the tools they learned here are still being used in their day-to-day lives. Continue reading
Although dating to 1932, in 2016-17 we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary, given how the Department was reinvented in 1966-7 — in keeping with how the study of religion was established then across public universities in the US. No longer confessionally-oriented and staffed by campus ministers, it became a cross-culturally comparative and interdisciplinary field.
So all semester we’ll be posting some weekly fun facts from 1966 — not that long ago for some of us yet ancient history for others. Continue reading
Jack knew a thing or two, like how to cope with a splitting headache after losing to a faculty member at badminton.
So we’ll see you later this afternoon, for pizza, birdies, and goodbye to the Spring semester (and, yes, hello exams and essay-writing). Check the REL FB page’s Event for details.
Oh, and by the way: BYO Bromo Seltzer.