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S. Brent Plate
Plate Publishes Journal Articles

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies, S. Brent Plate, recently published articles in the scholarly journals Religious Studies and Theology: Interdisciplinary Studies in Religion and New Theology Review. Both deal with relations between religion and media.  More ...

Fox Tree Lectures on Ancient Sign Languages

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Erich Fox Tree presented a lecture titled “Recovering the History and Prestige of Indigenous Sign Languages in Mesoamerica” on Oct. 7 at SUNY Oneonta. Fox Tree and his wife, Julia Gómez Ixmatá, a K'ichee' Maya from Guatemala, were interviewed in Spanish and K'ichee'-Maya on KPFK, a radio station serving the large first, second and third generation Maya immigrant population of Southern California on Oct. 10.  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven Appointed to NAHOF Cabinet of Freedom

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi M. Ravven has been appointed to the Cabinet of Freedom, the governing board of the National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) in Peterboro, N.Y.  More ...

Brent Plate
Plate Named Sr. Editor of Oxford University Press Encyclopedia

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate was invited to serve as one of four senior editors to Oxford University Press’s reference work, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Plate’s fellow co-editors come from the United States and Europe.  More ...

Heidi Ravven
Ravven Introduces Neuroscientist at Upstate Medical Lecture

Professor of Religious Studies Heidi M. Ravven gave an extended introduction of renowned neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp at his lecture to the Psychiatry Department and the Psychoanalytic Interest Group of Upstate Medical University on Sept. 14 in Syracuse, N.Y.  More ...

Jay Williams '54
Williams '54 Publishes Collection of Essays

How to Determine the Meaning of a Sacred Text, a collection of 22 essays by Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religion Jay Williams ’54, was recently published by Edwin Mellen Press. The essays, written over a period of almost 40 years, cover a variety of subjects including mythology, the Hebrew scriptures, Confucian texts, Buddhist texts, gospels and classical spiritual poetry.  More ...

Fox Tree Presents at International Symposium

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Erich Fox Tree presented “La Importancia de los Idiomas de Señas Indígenas para el Desciframiento de la Iconografía Mayas Antigua” (“The Importance of Indigenous Sign Languages for the Decipherment of Ancient Maya Iconography”) at the 25th Symposium on Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Research in Guatemala, July 18-22.  More ...

S. Brent Plate
Plate Featured on WAMC's Academic Minute

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate on Friday, July 29, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. Plate’s topic explores the point at which art becomes blasphemy. Plate was last heard on the program in December 2010 when he discussed the persistence of myth.  More ...

S.Brent Plate
Plate Comments on Summer Movies on CNN.com

Aside from the summer blockbusters like Bridesmaids, Hangover Pt 2, and Transformers, a few smaller scale films have been making the rounds, stirring up chatter in cinema lobbies and on the Internet. Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate has commented and been quoted on a couple of these films on CNN.com and other online outlets.  More ...

Jay Williams '54
Williams '54 Posts to Bible Website

Jay Williams '54, the Walcott-Bartlett Professor of Religious Studies, posted an article "Matthew: the Heavenly Gospel" on the Bibleinterp. com website.  More ...

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