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Department of Religious Studies


March 2019

Guest Lecture

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free and Open to the public

Prof. Ioannis Xydopoulos, of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, will be visiting UA and the Department of Religious Studies as part of the Alabama-Greece Initiative to meet with his collaborator prof. Vaia Touna. While at the UA he will offer a public lecture: "Macedonia from the 8th-6th c. BCE: Myth, Literary Sources, and Archaeology"  but will also visit Prof. Vaia Touna's class REL341 "Theories of Myth," and meet with faculty and students. Prof. Ioannis Xydopoulos teaches at the School of…

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There and Back Again: A Grad’s Tale

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Christopher Hurt graduated in 2008 with an REL major and a minor in Creative Writing. Now living in Los Angeles and training dogs at The Zoom Room, he is pursuing a career in music: recently singing and playing Hammond Organ in the Jamestown Pagans who recently released their first album.   After graduating Christopher Hurt also contributed to the RELblog read here.

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April 2019

Aronov Lecture 2018-19

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free and open to the public

Prof. Tim Jensen, of the University of Southern Denmark, is the Department's 2018-19 Aronov Lecturer -- the 17th in this annual series. He is also the President of the International Association for the History of Religions, so brings a wealth of international experience to our Department. While at UA he will offer a public lecture but will also participate in a faculty seminar and meet with our B.A. and M.A. students as well.

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