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Janet Simons and Kerri Grimaldi '16
Kerri Grimaldi '16, Janet Simons Present at Digital Humanities Conference

Kerri Grimaldi '16 and Janet Thomas Simons, co-director of Hamilton's Digital Humanities Initiative, gave a poster presentation, "Empowering Student Digital Scholarship: CLASS Program as a model for digital humanities scholarship in the Liberal Arts" on July 10 at the International Digital Humanities Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland.  More ...

Nate Lanman '15
As the Mind Wanders: Examining Stream of Consciousness Literature

While writing is often used to convey an idea or a thought, it doesn’t often try to mimic the haphazard connections our mind makes.  But one literary technique, stream of consciousness, attempts to do just that. Nate Lanman ‘15, a creative writing major, is working with Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Benjamin Widiss on his Emerson research project, “The Thought of Thought: Contemporary Inheritances of the Modernist Stream of Consciousness Narrative.”  More ...

Sawyer Konys,  Shannon Boley and Jasmin Thomas.
From Church to Mosque: Rebirth of Spiritual Spaces in Utica’s Second Ward

Approaching 501 Park Street in Syracuse, a visitor would see what looks like a Catholic church. Though this site was once home to the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, the building is now being converted into a mosque. As neighborhood demographics change, the need for specific religious spaces tends to shift as well. This summer, three students are working on a Levitt Group Research Project, “Sacred Spaces in Transition.”  More ...

Corinne Bancroft '10 and Peter Rabinowitz
Style Issue on New Curricular Model by Peter Rabinowitz, Corinne Bancroft ’10

Style has devoted a special issue (Volume 48/1) to recent pedagogical work by Peter J. Rabinowitz and Corinne Bancroft ’10. Rabinowitz is  the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of Comparative Literature. The issue begins with Rabinowitz and Bancroft’s “Euclid at the Core: Recentering Literary Education.”  More ...

Lainie Smith '16
Smith ’16 Studies the Practice of Meditation

Lainie Smith ’16, through the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), is examining meditation in her summer research project titled “Investigating the Growth and Adaptations of the Practice of Meditation” with Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Named FIRST Scholar at CU, Boulder

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate was invited to be a FIRST (Faculty-in-Residence Summer Term) scholar at the University of Colorado (CU) at Boulder this year.  More ...

Religion and the Media Course Produces Radio Show

On a typical Tuesday night this semester, many Hamilton students found themselves absorbed in their books or typing up papers on their computers, but for students taking Professor Brent Plate’s Religion and the Media course, much of the work happened at the microphone. As students in Plate’s course spent the spring investigating the influence of various media on religious practices, they also experimented with a new medium through which to communicate their research.  More ...

Plate's New Book Praised by Reviewers

A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, authored by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, has recently been reviewed and featured prominently by several media outlets including the Library Journal, The Christian Century, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Republic and Marginalia Review of Books.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
New York Times Publishes Plate's Letter

The New York Times published a letter to the editor written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on May 2 under the title “Why Religious Literacy is Important in Our Culture.” Plate, author of A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects, was responding to an opinion piece by Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.  More ...

Discovery Quotes Isserman on Everest Tragedy

In an online Discovery News article titled “Mt. Everest: Why Do People Keep Climbing It?,” Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, commented on the recent tragedy on Mt. Everest. A second article on the Discovery News site titled "Do We Need Police on Everest," appearing on April 24, also included comments from Isserman.  More ...

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