Plate Lectures at Lehigh, Participates in NYU Workshop

Brent Plate
Brent Plate
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brent Plate gave a lecture titled "Blasphemous Art in a Secular Age" at Lehigh University in March. The lecture stems from his 2006 book Blasphemy: Art that Offends, and offers an argument about the shifting status of blasphemy and blasphemous art, into the modern age. The lecture was sponsored by several departments at Lehigh, including religion, philosophy, art, history and the Lehigh University Art Galleries.

Plate was also an invited participant in the workshop "Digital Religion," hosted by NYU's Center for Religion and Media and funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. The workshop included an international mix of scholars, journalists, writers and activists who shared ideas about the impact of the digital age on religious knowledge and practice, and in daily life as well as the public sphere. The workshop helped lay the foundations for an ongoing, substantial initiative in understanding religion in the digital age.
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