Religion in

Past Events

Prof. Eddie Glaude, of Princeton University, respondent at the 2005 conference, The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion




Public Lectures


April 7-8, 2005
"The African Diaspora and the Study of Religion: A Conference for Young Scholars

The Department of Religious Studies, with the cooperation of a variety of units at the University of Alabama, is hosting an international conference, which is free and open to the public, on the place of Africa in the study of religion.

For more details, visit the conference website.

The Aronov Lecture

March 3, 2005
East Reading Room on the 2nd floor of Gorgas Library
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Judith Plaskow
Department of Religious Studies
Manhattan College
"Developing a Critical Consciousness: A Feminist Approach to Religion"

A reception follows this lecture.

For information on the lecture, visit here; to learn more about a lunctime discussion held earlier that day, visit here.

Religion in Culture Lectures

November 9, 2004
Student Services 101F, 12:30 - 2:00
Lunch to be provided

Julie Ingersoll
University of North Florida
Department of Philosophy/Religious Studies
"Violence in The Passion of the Christ: Fault Lines and Conflicts within American Christianities"

This event is for REL faculty, majors, and minors only. Those interested must sign-up in the REL main office where they can then obtain a copy of the two chapters to be discussed, one of which was written by Prof. Ingersoll; the other was authored by UC Santa Barbara doctoral student, Leslie Smith. More information on the forthcoming collection of essays in which these chapters appear is available here. For a PDF of the event flyer, click here.

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November 15, 2004
360 Ferguson Center, 2:00 - 4:00
Juergen Zangenberg
Bergische Universitaet
Wuppertal, Germany
"A Region of Many Faiths: Discovering Ancient Samaria through Texts and Digs"

A small reception will follow the lecture.


December 2, 2004
30 ten Hoor, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Paul Bartrop
Deakin University
Bialik College
Melbourne, Australia
"Genocide: A Social Problem or a Defining Characteristic of the Modern World?""

A small reception will follow this lecture.

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February 3, 2005
Gorgas Library, 2nd Floor Reading Room, 4:00-5:30

Amilcar Shabazz
University of Alabama
American Studies Department
"Also Sprach Rastafari: Locks, Livity, and Disidentification with Late Capitalist Interpellation"

A small reception will follow the lecture.

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February 15, 2005
Ferguson Center, Anderson and Mortar Board Rooms, 5:00-7:00

Maarten Ultee
University of Alabama
Department of History
"Dismembering the Image of God: Surgery and the Christian Church"

A small reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Ferguson Center's upstairs Anderson Room (next door to the Forum Room), with Prof. Ultee's lecture to follow in the Mortar Board Room.

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