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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 ...

Students from Brent Plate's Religion, Art and Visual Culture class at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Religious Studies Class Visits NYC Museums

Students in "Religion, Art, and Visual Culture" (RELST/ARTHT 375) spent two days exploring art museums in New York City. The class visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rubin Museum of Art.  More ...

From left moderator Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Benj Widiss and International Festival Writers Cecilia Vicuña, Larissa Lai and Christian Bök.
International Writers' Festival at Hamilton

Hamilton hosted an International Writers Festival with poet Christian Bök, poet and visual artist Cecilia Vicuña and novelist Larissa Lai on April 11 and 12. The festival included readings, a panel discussion with Hamilton’s English faculty and the international writers, and book signings.  More ...

Barbara Gold
Gold Publishes Article in Book

Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor of Classics, has published an article in the book Women and Comedy: History, Theory, Practice, ed. P. Dickinson et al. (Rowman and Littlefield 2013).  The article is titled "Comedy in Ancient Greece and Rome: What was Funny, Whose Humor Was It, and How Do We Explain the Jokes without Killing Them?"  More ...

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