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S. Brent Plate
Chanatry ’80 Interviews Plate on WAMC

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate discussed the disappearance of churches in Upstate New York and across the nation with alumnus David Chanatry ’80 during Chanatry’s report, “Another Church Shuttered In MohawkValley,” broadcast on public radio station WAMC on Feb. 12. Plate was quoted earlier this week in a Washington Times article titled “Hollywood films a testament to renewed interest in Bible stories.”  More ...

Seated Funerary Urn. Unknown Artist, Mexican (Pre-columbian). Monte Alban III, 250 750 A.D.
Wellin Museum Objects Featured in Deseret News

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate was featured in an article in the Deseret News National Edition  titled “How religious art makes secular museums into sacred spaces,” published on Jan. 3. Two sacred objects from the Wellin Museum of Art, an Austrian Schwaz Nativity and a pre-Columbian seated funerary urn, were also displayed prominently in the article.  More ...

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Religion Dispatches Publishes Plate's Essay

S. Brent Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, wrote an essay published on Dec. 12 on the Religion Dispatches site titled “Religion without God: ‘Cults,’ Pious Atheists, and Our Own Human Bodies.”  More ...

Brent Plate presents the AAR Religion and the Arts Award to Meredith Monk
Plate Participates in AAR Events in Baltimore

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate participated in several events at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). The meetings were held Nov. 23-26 in Baltimore.  More ...

Museums Expert to Discuss Sacred Objects in Lecture

Crispin Paine, a London-based museums and heritage consultant, will deliver a lecture on the display of sacred objects in a museum context on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the Overlook of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.  His lecture is the first installment in a series titled “Exhibiting the Sacred” and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Plate is Panelist at Conference in Boston

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Brent Plate was an invited panelist at the Social Scientific Study of Religion conference in Boston. During the conference the film "Enlarging the Kingdom: African Pentecostals in Italy" was screened.  More ...

Adirondack Adventurers  Colin Ainsworth '17, Shannon Boley '17, Jack Siegel '17, Molly April '17, Ian Lunn '17and Mackenzie Leavenworth '15.
Religion in the Wild (Literally) Explores Relation Between Nature and Religion

The first lecture of Professor Brent Rodriguez-Plate’s new course, Religion in the Wild, took place far from its home base in Root Hall.  More ...

Alison Ritacco '14 and Hannah Grace O'Connell '14 presenting at the conference.
Students, Faculty Present at Pioneer America Society Conference

Hannah Grace O'Connell ’14 and Alison Ritacco ’14 presented “Sharing Sacred Space: Possibilities and Pragmatics” at the 45th annual Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts and Landscapes conference on Oct. 11.  More ...

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Plate Makes Presentations in Boulder, Denver

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate made presentations at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Iliff School of Theology/University of Denver. He presented a synopsis of his forthcoming book, A History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects, at both places.  More ...

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Huffington Post Publishes Plate Essay

Seeing God in the Museum,” an essay written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, appeared on The Huffington Post site on Sept. 23. Plate began his piece with an overview of the “James Turrell” show at the the Guggenheim Museum and a discussion of museums as temples.  More ...

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