CSR Research Lending Library

In our Center at 5 Ivy Lane, CSR maintains a small collection of books written by current and former CSR Fellows and speakers.  If you would like to borrow a book, please sign it out and return within six months […]

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Liturgy and Interpretation: the Bible in the Explications of John Boys

Lecture by Beth Quitslund, Ohio University

All Christian liturgies work as ways of transferring doctrine into ritual practice, and thus (literally) incorporate systems of biblical hermeneutics. In the course of the long Reformation, the nature of that transformation and the interpretive […]

Protestantism and the Materiality of Texts Conference

The goal of this interdisciplinary symposium is to explore shared areas of inquiry and pose new questions about Protestantism and the materiality of texts. It is co-organized by Holly Borham (Princeton University) and Sonia Hazard (Duke University),  and supported by […]

BCA Conference 2017: Readings of the Bodhicaryāvatāra

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

For more information, visit the conference website.

2017 Buddhist Manuscript Cultures Conference

Friday, Jan. 20, keynote lecture in McCormick 101
Saturday and Sunday conference in Jones 202.

View full conference website here.

Northeast Milton Seminar Annual Meeting

Featuring keynote lecture by Laura Knoppers, Notre Dame University, Golden Bands and Gaudy Slaughter: The Politics of Luxury from Milton’s Samson Agonistes to Dryden’s All for Love.

The Texas Textbook Controversy: Crossroads Discussion with Jennifer Graber

Last year, along with academics across Texas, Professor Jennifer Graber signed on to a report circulated by the Texas Freedom Network pointing to imbalance and bias in the new Texas history textbooks’ representations of non-Christian religions, as well as misleading statements […]

Beyond Authority: Transmission and Tradition in Late Antiquity

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 […]

Believing What we Read: Fiction and Credulity in the Long Eighteenth Century

Micro-Symposium.  Speakers: Deidre Lynch, Harvard, “Conviction in Hogg’s Confessions”; Elaine Auyoung, Minnesota, “Austen’s Enduring Forms of Life”; and Sophie Gee, Department of English, Princeton.  Co-Respondents: Kelly Swartz and Priyanka Jacob, Doctoral Candidates in the Department of English.

Adventures in Religious Reading: Paths to the Christian Past in Renaissance Europe

Keynote Lecture by Anthony Grafton, Henry Putnam University Professor of History.

Grafton is the author, co-author, or editor of a number of works in the history of books and reading, including New Worlds, Ancient Texts: The Power of Tradition and the Shock […]