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S. Brent Plate
Plate Publishes Articles on Jazz, Race, Religion and Architecture

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate recently published several essays. His work has appeared as a book chapter, in print and in online magazines, as well as on a blog.  More ...

First Online Courses Debut via edX

A few days shy of the one-year anniversary of Hamilton and Colgate jointly announcing their partnership as new contributing members in the nonprofit, online learning platform edX,  two online interactive courses led by Hamilton professors will be launched.  More ...

Brent Plate, Rob Knight
Hamilton Featured in Wall St. Journal and New York Times Letters

Hamilton research projects were featured in letters to the editor in both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal this week. On Jan. 13, a letter by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate and Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight about their research on the transition of sacred spaces was published by the Journal. A letter by Senior Director of Media Relations Vige Barrie about a Levitt Youth Poll was included in the Jan. 13 edition of the Times.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Participates in Religious Studies Conference

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate participated at several venues during the American Academy of Religion (AAR) conference held Nov. 22-25 in San Diego. The meeting, held alongside the Society for Biblical Literature annual meeting, is the largest gathering of religious studies scholars in the world according to the AAR website.  More ...

Jay Williams
Williams '54 Exhibits Thomas Nast Prints in Texas

“Thomas Nast’s Winter Scenes,” an exhibition of prints from the collection of Jay Williams ’54, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religion emeritus, will be on display Dec. 4- Jan. 4 at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, Texas. A special opening preview party will be tonight (Dec. 3) at 7 p.m. as part of the museum’s “Christmas at the Mansion” celebration.  More ...

Lauren Scutt '16 presents at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference. Assistant Professor Abhishek Amar is at left.
Amar and Lauren Scutt '16 Present at Bucknell Digital Conference

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar and Lauren Scutt '16 presented "Archiving Hindu Gaya: Temples, Shrines and Images of a Sacred Center in India" at the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference in November. They were part of the panel "Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research."  More ...

DHi Staff, Students Present at Bucknell Conference

Several members of the Hamilton community presented during the Bucknell Digital Scholarship Conference. The inaugural conference, held Nov. 14-16 at Bucknell University, focused on “Collaborating Digitally: Engaging Students in Faculty Research.”  More ...

Janet Simons and Abhishek Amar
Simons and Amar Discuss DHi at Vassar

Janet Simons, co-director of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), and Abhishek Amar, assistant professor of religious studies, gave invited presentations on Nov. 13 at Vassar College. Their audience included faculty, librarians and academic technologists.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Presents Several Lectures

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented several lectures based on his book, A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, at colleges and universities this semester.  More ...

Abhishek Amar
Amar Presents at Madison South Asia Conference

Abhishek Amar, assistant professor of religious studies, organized a panel titled "Reconfiguring Buddhism: Sites, Objects and Heritage in Modern South Asia" at the 43rd Annual Conference on South Asia, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, on Oct. 18.  More ...

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