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S. Brent Plate
Plate Publishes Articles on Religion in Movies, Music

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate published an article titled “Getting Religion at the Cineplex” on the Annenberg School for Communication’s “Trans/Mission” website. He wrote about several recent films that “explore and provoke questions about what it means to be human.”  More ...

S. Brent Plate
WAMC's Academic Minute Features Plate

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on Tuesday, Oct. 19, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. The new program airs each weekday at 7:37 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. on 90.3 FM in the Clinton area. Plate’s topic addresses the persistence of myth.  More ...

Emerson Gallery Presents the Art of Sand Mandala

On Monday, Oct. 4, nine Buddhist monks from the Gaden Shartse Monastery in Southern India performed an opening consecration ceremony of sacred dance and chanting in the Emerson Gallery atrium before beginning their creation of a sand mandala of compassion. This ancient tradition is a reminder of the Buddhist concept of impermanence.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Presents Papers in Oxford, Syracuse
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented a paper at the International Society of Religion, Literature, and Culture conference. Plate's paper, "Face, Ethics, Cinematics" was part of a panel that explored the ethical challenges that can occur in filmic close-ups, especially close ups of the human face. His paper brought work in neurosciences together with film studies and ethics to explore the topic. More ...
Erich Fox Tree wrote a chapter in the book <em>Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for a Global Age</em>.
Fox Tree Publishes Book Chapter
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Erich Fox Tree has published a chapter titled “Global Linguistics, Mayan Languages, and the Cultivation of Autonomy” in the book Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for a Global Age. More ...
Students in Brent Plate's Religion and Modern Art seminar view Van Gogh's <em>Starry Night</em>.
Religion and Modern Art Class Explores Works of Art in NYC Museums
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent plate took members of his "Religion and Modern Art" seminar to New York City on Sept. 2-4 to tour the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The visit will serve as the basis for much of the class conversation in upcoming weeks.

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S. Brent Plate
Plate Publishes Chapter in Encyclopedia of Religion in America
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently published the chapter "Film" in the four-volume Encyclopedia of Religion in America, edited by Charles Lippy and Peter Williams (CQ Press/Sage Publications). The encyclopedia is a multidisciplinary examination of the role of religion in North American life. More ...
S. Brent Plate
Plate Presents Paper at Religion and Media Conference
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate presented a paper at the 7th International Conference on Media, Religion, and Culture hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto. More ...
Steve Humphries-Brooks
Humphries-Brooks Discusses Apocalypse on BBC
Professor of Religious Studies Steve Humphries-Brooks was recently interviewed for BBC World Service about the second coming of Christ. The interview was based on a recent Pew Research poll that indicated four in 10 Americans between the ages of 21 and 26 believe Jesus will return by 2050. Humphries-Brooks discussed why the apocalypse is so important to young Americans. More ...
Stephen Ellingson
Ellingson Publishes Chapter on Megachurches
Stephen Ellingson, associate professor of sociology, published a chapter in The New Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Religion, edited by Bryan S. Turner. More ...
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