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Plate Publishes Eighth Edited Book

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently published Key Terms in Material Religion, his eighth edited book. The volume includes 37 short essays on key terms that are shaping the rapidly growing field of material religion.  More ...

Seth Schermerhorn
Schermerhorn Presents at National Conferences

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Seth Schermerhorn participated in national conferences in Denver and Atlanta where he presented papers about different aspects of Tohono O’odham pilgrimages to Magdalena.  More ...

Abhishek Amar
Amar Presents at University of Lausanne Symposium

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar presented a paper titled “Islamic State and Buddhist Monasteries in the Thirteenth Century Magadha” at a symposium on Buddhist and Muslim Encounters in Pre-modern South Asia, which was organized by the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.  More ...

Knight Screens Documentary In God’s House

Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight hosted a screening of his documentary In God’s House: The Religious Landscape of Utica, NY on Oct. 20 at the Mohawk Valley Community College Utica campus.  More ...

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 ...

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