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Quincy Newell
Newell Discusses 19th Century Mormonism

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Quincy Newell discussed lesser known aspects of Mormonism in the 19th century when she presented the 21st annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture on Sept. 24 at Utah State University.  More ...

Seth Schermerhorn
Schermerhorn Presents at IAHR World Congress

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Seth Schermerhorn presented a paper at the XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. The program was held August 23-29 in Erfurt, Germany.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Participates in IAHR Conference, Co-Edits Special Journal Issue

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate recently participated in the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) World Congress in Erfurt, Germany, and co-edited a special issue of the journal CrossCurrents.  More ...

Lauren Scutt '16 outside the British Museum.
Lauren Scutt ’16 Brings Historical Site to Life at the British Museum

The British Museum is one of the most prominent museums in the world, known for a wide range of collections dedicated to human history and culture. This summer, Lauren Scutt ’16 worked to improve one of those collections through an internship with the Museum’s Beyond Boundaries: Religion, Region, Language and the State project.   More ...

New tenure-track members of the faculty (from left to right) Catherine Beck, Farah Dawood, Cynthia Downs, Quincy Newell and Javier Pereira.
Hamilton Welcomes New Faculty for 2015-16

Patrick Reynolds, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, announced the appointment of new faculty for the 2015-16 academic year, including five tenure-track appointments, 24 visiting professors and instructors, and two teaching fellows. New tenure-track appointments are Catherine Beck, geosciences; Farah Dawood, chemistry; Cynthia Downs, biology; Quincy Newell, religious studies; and Javier Pereira, economics.  More ...

Shannon Boley '17, right, at Nandamala Buddhist temple in Utica with Ko Salla the monk there.
Shannon Boley ’17 Examines Religious Lives of Utica Refugees

At Hamilton, research into how the city of Utica and its flourishing refugee population affect one another has been going on for over a decade. This summer Shannon Boley ’17 and Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate are studying the religious life of refugees in Utica as part of Harvard’s prestigious Pluralism Project.  More ...

Emma Reynolds '17 in Colorado.
A World of Meditation

Emma Reynolds ’17 is taking a deeply personal approach to research this summer, exploring the role of geography in the practice of meditation and studying the effects of different landscapes on the female consciousness through a project titled “Rooted in the Ground: A Geographical and Historical Study of the Female Consciousness in Meditation.  More ...

Seth Schermerhorn, Jennie Wilber ’17, Shannon Boley ’17, Talia Vaughan ’18 and Abhishek Amar at the EIR-AAR meeting.
Religious Studies Majors Present at Regional AAR Meeting

Jennie Wilber ’17, Shannon Boley ’17 and Talia Vaughan ’18 presented papers as part of a panel on “American Sacred Space: Constructing and Contesting the Sacred across Cultures” during the annual Eastern International Region meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate a Speaker at UVM, SU

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently discussed “Spirituality and Sensuality: Why Bodies Matter More Than Beliefs” at the University of Vermont and at Syracuse University.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Participates in Digital Religion Project

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently participated in a working group on “Religion, Media, and the Digital Turn,” sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC).  More ...

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