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S. Brent Plate
Huffington Post Publishes Plate Essay

“Apocalypse Now and Then: Four Rules for Watching the World End,” an essay written by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate, appeared on The Huffington Post site on July 24. In his article, Plate discusses apocalyptic films both pre- and post-9/11 and assures his readers that “we've had apocalypses for so many years, and will continue to have them."  More ...

James Anesta '14
James Anesta ’14 Explores Portrayals of Afterlife in Pop Culture

No one could doubt that James Anesta ’14 is dedicated to theater. In addition to appearing in a number of productions over his time at Hamilton, he took the time last summer to write his own play, “Hell the Musical,” which he will also direct. He's using an Emerson Foundation grant this summer to gain some scope as director. In his project, “Portrayals of the Afterlife in Popular Culture,” he is exploring different artistic representations of heaven and hell.  More ...

Ravven Interviewed by Tablet Magazine

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven was interviewed by Tablet Magazine about her book, The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will (The New Press, 2013). That interview is described and summarized in the July 1 issue of the magazine, and a link to the 25-minute interview with Tablet contributor, Sarah Ivry, is published.  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven Discusses Book in Invited Lecture

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven presented an invited talk on June 20 at the American Psychoanalytic Association Affiliated Study Group at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.  More ...

Jay Williams '54
Williams ’54 Publishes Article about the Bible

Professor of Religious Studies emeritus Jay Williams ’54 published an article titled “An Open Letter” on the Bible and Interpretation website.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Publishes Two Book Chapters

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently published two book chapters. The first, “Looking at Words: The Iconicity of the Page,” was published in the volume Iconic Books and Texts.  The second is “Who do you see that I am? Son of Man and Global Perspectives on Jesus Films,” in the volume Son of Man: An African Jesus Film.  More ...

Heidi Ravven
AlterNet Publishes Excerpt from Ravven’s Book

The first five pages of Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven’s book The Self Beyond Itself were published on AlterNet.org.  More ...

Ravven Publishes Book on Moral Agency

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi M. Ravven published a book titled The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will (The New Press, 2013).  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Presents in Ithaca and Toronto

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate recently made presentations at Ithaca College and at the University of Toronto during the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Eastern International Regional Meeting.  More ...

Teaching Award recipients Lydia Hamessley and Rob Knight. Missing from photo: Abhishek Amar.
Teaching Awards Presented to Amar, Hamessley and Knight

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to three faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 13. Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar and Rob Knight, assistant professor of art, received awards. Assistant Professor of Government Ted Lehmann was named the recipient of Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

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