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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 ...

Joanne Shenandoah
Celebrated Native American Singer, Songwriter to Lecture

Singer, songwriter Joanne Shenandoah will deliver a lecture titled “The History, Culture, Religion and Music of the Oneidas and Iroquois” on Tuesday, April 29, at 4 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by Hamilton’s religious studies department.  More ...

Polly Roberts
UCLA World Arts Professor to Lecture on Sacred Objects

Polly Roberts, professor of world arts and cultures/dance at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), will deliver a lecture on the display of sacred objects in a museum context on Thursday, April 17, at 4:15 p.m., in the Overlook of the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art.  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 ...

Justin McDaniel
Author, U Penn Professor Speaks About Buddhism

To many, Buddhist monks are revered mystics who reside in secluded monasteries and mountaintop temples. Perhaps it came as a surprise then, when Dr. Justin McDaniel, published author and associate professor of Buddhism and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, revealed that he himself was ordained during his three and a half year sojourn in Thailand. McDaniel presented his lecture about Thai Buddhism in the Wellin Museum Overlook on April 10.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Presents in Singapore and Seoul

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate gave invited public lectures at two of the top-ranked universities in Asia – National University Singapore and Seoul National University, Korea. At each, he was invited to present on his recently published book, A History of Religion in 5½ Objects.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
WAMC's Academic Minute Features Plate

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio will feature a reading by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on Monday, March 17, as part of the station’s Academic Minute. Plate’s piece is titled “An object lesson in religious history” and relates to the topics explored in his new book, A History of Religion in 5 ½ Objects. In a related essay, "A History of Religion in 11 Objects," Plate offered 11 images with his text to illustrate his Huffington Post piece.  More ...

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