Sunday April 13th @ Penn State University at Abington: Graduate Students Kin Cheung, Patricia Kolbe, Charlotte Moore, Dennis Stromback, Adam Valerio and Professor Marcus Bingenheimer will give presentations at the annual symposium of the Oriental Club of Philadelphia.   More information can be found here. read more →

In his featured and cover article for the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Dr. Zain Abdullah starts from his own narrative to explore what it means to be Muslim in today’s world. He argues that this mode of being religious is a slippery slope, because the word “Muslim” itself has been deployed across multiple political categories, socio-cultural.. read more →

Discover how various religions utilize material culture — in this case fragile yet enduringly beautiful glass — for expressing the sublime. All are invited to the Religion and Glass Symposium sponsored by the Department of Religion, Temple University Tuesday, 8 April, 9:30-10:50 AM, 821 Anderson Hall. Professor Jane Evans, Department of Art History, “The Development of Blown.. read more →

Pre-conference Workshop Chinese Buddhist Temple Gazetteers Marriott Room 306 Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Gazetteers are local histories that contain a wealth of information about a site. While bibliographic finding aids for gazetteers of administrative units such as districts or provinces, were relatively easily available, until recently Buddhist temple gazetteers had not.. read more →

Professor Laura Levitt and Graduate Student Brett Krutzsch represented the Department of Religion at the 2nd Annual Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference at Indiana University-Bloomington February 20-21, 2014. “The second annual conference of the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association at Indiana University Bloomington, “Genesis to Yesterday: Memory, Representation, and Jewish Identity,” will explore the dialectic relationship.. read more →