Prof. Mark Goodacre of the Religious Studies department is featured in every episode of CNN's acclaimed six part series Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, in which scholars explore the New Testament and early Christianity through a series of artifacts that are connected with key figures. Read More
Symposium Title: Suspensions: Poetry and Time at the Edge of the Secular: A symposium with Amy Hollywood (Harvard Divinity School)
Date: Feb 6th
Place: McClendon Tower Level Five
Introductions 9:30-9:45: David Need (Religious Studies)
9:00-9:30 — Informal Greetings & Coffee
9:45-11:30: Poetry, Transformation and “In-Breaking” in the Contexts of Traditional/Historical Religious Performance and Communities
° Laura Lieber (Religious Studies): "Bringing Death to Life: Personifications of Mortality in Read More
“Materiality and Embodiment in Sacred Economies of Exchange”
A symposium organized by Frank Graziano and David Morgan, this event will be a small, workshop-style occasion dedicated to some foundational conversation on sacred economies in several different religious traditions.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
1:00 to 5:00pm, Alumni Memorial Commons Room, Langford Building
Duke University (West Campus)
David Morgan, Religious Studies, Duke University
Panos Mitkidis, Behaviorial Economics, Duke/Aarhus University, Denmark
Frank Graziano, Connecticut College/Duke Humanities Fellow
Jessica Read More
If you attended this year’s Majors Fair on October 21st, you witnessed a festive gathering in the Bryan Center, humming with lively discussions about course offerings, research interests, and plans for the future. Faculty and students from more than 80 departments were represented, and display tables featured zany décor ranging from animal skulls at Evolutionary Anthropology to a plastic brain sprouting lollipops at the Cognitive Neuroscience table.
Representing the Religious Studies Department were faculty members Read More
Prof. Wes Kort shown here responding to the guest lectures by Richard Rosengarten and Conrad Ostwalt, on Thursday, April 10th. The speakers were on hand to celebrate Prof. Kort's retirement this semester from 49 years of teaching at Duke.