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November 2016

Epic Tales from India: Paintings from The San Diego Museum of Art

November 19, 2016 - February 5, 2017
Epic Tales from India

Exhibition at the Princeton University Art Museum Indian paintings are usually admired as individual works of art, framed and hung on museum walls, but viewing them this way reveals only part of their story. Most of these paintings come from books and were intended to accompany a text. Drawing from the San Diego Museum of Art’s renowned Edwin Binney IIIrd Collection, this exhibition will introduce viewers to the world of South Asian paintings from the twelfth through the nineteenth century through…

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February 2017

Buddhist Studies Workshop Conference on the Bodhicaryāvatāra

February 3, 2017 @ 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Lewis Library 120, corner of Washington Road and Ivy Lane
Princeton, 08544

All day Conference devoted to the Bodhicaryāvatāra (BCA), a Buddhist Sanskrit text from the 8th century in India.

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Coffee Chat with Robert Orsi on Doing Ethnography of Religion

February 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Robert Orsi

Robert Orsi is visiting Princeton as the 2016-2017 Stewart Fellow in Religion. Orsi is Professor of Religious Studies and History and Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies at Northwestern University. He researches, writes, and teaches about religion in the United States, in the past and in contemporary contexts, with a particular focus on American Catholicism. He is also interested in how “religion” developed as a subject of inquiry from early modernity to the present and in questions of method and…

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March 2017

Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments

March 6, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Lewis Library 120, corner of Washington Road and Ivy Lane
Princeton, 08544
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A lecture by Jenna Weissman Joselit, Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of History, George Washington University, highlighting work from her forthcoming book, Set in Stone: America’s Embrace of the Ten Commandments. When Cecil B. DeMille’s epic, The Ten Commandments, came out in 1956, lines of people crowded into theaters across America to admire the movie’s spectacular special effects. Thanks to DeMille, the commandments now had fans as well as adherents. But the country’s fascination with the Ten Commandments…

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At the Cross: Race, Religion and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty

March 9, 2017 @ 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion with Melynda Price. Melynda Price is the Robert E. Harding, Jr. Professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and the Director of African American and Africana Studies program.  This year she is a Visiting Research Scholar in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University.  Her research focuses on race and citizenship, the politics of punishment and the role of law in the politics of race and ethnicity in the U.S.…

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