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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 ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Discusses 5½ Objects and Teaching a MOOC

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate discussed his book, A History of Religion in 5½ Objects, at the University of Pennsylvania. He also published an article about teaching a MOOC (massive open online course) in Beacon Broadside.  More ...

Kevin Trainor
Relics in Buddhist Tradition Subject of March 5 Lecture

Professor Kevin Trainor of the University of Vermont will present a lecture on his research on relics in the Buddhist traditions of South Asia on Thursday, March 5, at 4 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson  Building. Trainor’s talk is sponsored by the Religious Studies Department and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Robert Knight
Knight’s Work Featured in MWPAI Exhibition

“Robert Knight: In God’s House,” a collection of photographs and video by Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight, is on display Feb. 24 through Sept. 13 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute (MWPAI) in Utica, N.Y. The exhibition focuses on the adaptation of religious spaces in the Utica area.  More ...

Richard Newton
The African American Bible: Bound in a Christian Nation

Although our nation prides itself on the separation of church and state, one needs only look at the Christian ideologies against marriage equality for same-sex couples, the conservative right’s pro-life movement, and the anti-muslim rhetoric of politicians to understand that these connection was never truly cleaved.  Richard Newton, assistant professor of religious studies at Elizabethtown College, visited the Hill on Feb. 16 for a discussion about African Americans’ connection to the Bible.  More ...

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 free 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 ...

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