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September 2015

The Hero’s Fight: Religion, Poverty and the State in West Baltimore

September 28, 2015 @ 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion with Patricia Fernández-Kelly Patricia Fernández-Kelly is the author of The Hero’s Fight: African Americans in West Baltimore and the Shadow of the State.  Drawing on her own uniquely immersive brand of fieldwork, conducted over the course of a decade in the neighborhoods of West Baltimore, Patricia Fernández-Kelly tells the stories of people like D. B. Wilson, Big Floyd, Towanda, and others whom the American welfare state treats with a mixture of contempt and pity–what…

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Workshop on Book History and Religious Studies

September 30, 2015 @ 5:00 PM - October 2, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
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The goal of this workshop is to bring the methodologies of book history to bear on a broad range of religious-studies questions in a series of focused discussions. Engaging with book history from the standpoint of religious studies brings to the fore a number of essential questions. How does a book-object function as a “scripture”? How have various religious traditions thought about the material origins of the texts they use? What is the relationship among concepts such as revelation, writing,…

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October 2015

Constructions: History and Narrativity, Past, Present, & Future Conference

October 23, 2015 - October 24, 2015

This conference will bring together a variety of scholars, including graduate students and faculty both from within and outside of Princeton, and will include a mixture of panels and roundtable discussions. Our keynote speaker will be Rei Terada (UC Irvine), and other participants from outside of Princeton include Hannan Hever (Yale), Karen Feldman (Berkeley), and John Whittier-Ferguson (U Michigan). From Princeton, we are pleased to be joined by Professors Eileen Reeves (Comparative Literature), Lital Levy (Comparative Literature), and Michael Jennings…

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November 2015

The Battle for Yellowstone: Morality and Environmental Conflict

November 9, 2015 @ 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
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A Crossroads of Religion and Politics Discussion with Justin Farrell Justin Farrell argues that the battle for Yellowstone has deep moral, cultural, and spiritual roots that until now have been obscured by the supposedly rational and technical nature of the conflict. Tracing in unprecedented detail the moral causes and consequences of large-scale social change in the American West, he describes how a “new-west” social order has emerged that has devalued traditional American beliefs about manifest destiny and rugged individualism, and…

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December 2015

Hypatia of Alexandria: Her Context and Her Legacy

December 11, 2015 - December 12, 2015

Princeton Graduate Students are invited to submit abstracts for a two-day conference, organized under the auspices of Princeton’s Center for Late Antiquity. The conference will bring together international senior scholars with Princeton Graduate Students to explore the context and legacy of Hypatia of Alexandria (350-415AD), and the proceedings will be published. We welcome abstracts for papers offering new insights on the historical world of Hypatia, as well as with her legacy and reception across the range of cultural production.

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