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S. Brent Plate
Plate Elected ARIL President

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate was elected president of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life (ARIL)/CrossCurrents during a recent meeting of the board of directors in New York City.  More ...

Ivan Gaskell
Cultural Historian to Discuss Display of Objects in Museum Spaces

Ivan Gaskell, professor of cultural history and museum studies at the Bard Graduate Center, New York City, will discuss the display of objects in museum spaces in a lecture on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m., in the Overlook in the Wellin Museum. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Chanatry ’80 Interviews Plate on WAMC

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate discussed the disappearance of churches in Upstate New York and across the nation with alumnus David Chanatry ’80 during Chanatry’s report, “Another Church Shuttered In MohawkValley,” broadcast on public radio station WAMC on Feb. 12. Plate was quoted earlier this week in a Washington Times article titled “Hollywood films a testament to renewed interest in Bible stories.”  More ...

Abhishek Amar
Amar Publishes Chapter in Edited Volume

Abhishek Amar, assistant professor of religious studies, published a chapter titled "The Buddhaksetra of Bodhgaya: Sangha, Exchanges and Trade-Networks," in the volume titled Religions and Trade: Religious Formation, Transformation and Cross-Cultural Exchange between East and West, Leiden: Brill, 2013.  More ...

Thomas Wilson
Chicago Tribune Interviews Wilson on Confucian Philosophy

Professor of History Thomas Wilson spoke about Confucian philosophy has influenced modern Chinese cuisine and how “…Confucius has become a brand in a sense," in an article in the Chicago Tribune. In “Philosophy influenced Chinese cuisine,” published on Jan. 10, Wilson summarized the trend.  "It's marketable, and Confucius is the friendly face of civility that kind of replaces the scary face of Mao in past days."  More ...

Seated Funerary Urn. Unknown Artist, Mexican (Pre-columbian). Monte Alban III, 250 750 A.D.
Wellin Museum Objects Featured in Deseret News

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate was featured in an article in the Deseret News National Edition  titled “How religious art makes secular museums into sacred spaces,” published on Jan. 3. Two sacred objects from the Wellin Museum of Art, an Austrian Schwaz Nativity and a pre-Columbian seated funerary urn, were also displayed prominently in the article.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Religion Dispatches Publishes Plate's Essay

S. Brent Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, wrote an essay published on Dec. 12 on the Religion Dispatches site titled “Religion without God: ‘Cults,’ Pious Atheists, and Our Own Human Bodies.”  More ...

J. Seth (Seth) Thomas Schermerhorn
Schermerhorn Presents at AAR Conference

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Seth Schermerhorn presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) held Nov. 22 – 26 in Baltimore.  More ...

Brent Plate presents the AAR Religion and the Arts Award to Meredith Monk
Plate Participates in AAR Events in Baltimore

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate participated in several events at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). The meetings were held Nov. 23-26 in Baltimore.  More ...

Abhishek Amar
Amar Presents Paper at American Academy of Religion Conference

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar organized a panel titled "Transformations and Reconfigurations of Sacred Sites in South Asia" at the Annual Conference of American Academy of Religion in Baltimore from Nov. 22 to 26.  More ...

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