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February 2016

The Inaugural Undergraduate Judaic Studies Conference

February 14, 2016 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Cropped Arch of Titus Menorah

Peering into that nebulous collective that we sometimes call “Jewish,” you might find sacred scriptures or TV stars, the martyrs of Mainz or the manifesto of Marx, a poet in Granada or a synagogue in Sao Paulo, and maybe even a woman or two. We want to discuss all of these and more. The Undergraduate Judaic Studies Conference (UJSC) will bring together undergraduate students from different college campuses and academic fields to present and discuss their research and connect with…

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Teaching and Learning about Religion . . . Across the Disciplines

February 19, 2016 @ 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
teach learn blocks

A select group of faculty and undergraduates are invited to a lunch discussion. What’s it like for professors to teach religion…maybe from unusual perspectives? What’s it like for students to study religion in an academic context…maybe for the first time? We’ll have informal conversation from both sides of the desk: Faculty from different departments who teach about religion, and Undergraduate students who study religion in a variety of contexts, some of whom will have just returned from research trips! For…

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Biennial Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

February 27, 2016
TBA

co-sponsored by the Buddhist Studies Workshop and the Tang Center for East Asian Art

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March 2016

Beyond Authority: Transmission and Tradition in Late Antiquity

March 20, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - March 22, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
TBA

The “Beyond Authority” conference seeks to develop a vocabulary that avoids the pitfalls of reducing historical processes to the vague metaphor of “authority.” We will focus on the transmission of texts and traditions in Late Antiquity as a series of case studies/vignettes from which we may dismantly the regnant presumption that a necessary link connects transmission with authorizing processes and entities. We invite conference participants to explore questions relating to the interplay between authority and transmission, with the particular purpose…

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April 2016

Making Buddhist Kingdoms across the Indian Ocean

April 14, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Buddhist Studies Workshop Lecture by Anne Blackburn, Cornell University

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