Dear Old Duke: The Meyers

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Dear Old Duke: The Meyers By Bre Bradham | 02/13/2018 Dear Old Duke will be a multi-part photo essay series made up of photographs from decades past pulled from The Chronicle's files and re-created with faculty members and administrators still at the University. What's changed... Read More »

David Morgan: "Images at Work": The Material Culture of Enchantment

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Entanglement and the Future of Religious Studies

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Congratulations to David Morgan, Leela Prasad, Mark Brettler and Hwansoo Kim for the recently published article: "Entanglement and the Future of Religious Studies"  Entanglement and the Future of Religious... Read More »

Professor Marc Brettler featured on Duke's Faculty Reads

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Congratulations to Professor Richard Jaffe and his Mindfulness Across the Disciplines initiative member

Friday, November 10, 2017
Congratulations to Richard Jaffe and his initiative's members, Holly Rogers (CAPS), Denise Comer (Thompson Writing Program), and Moria Smolski (Psychiatry), Mindfulness Across the Disciplines, having been awarded an Intellectual Planning Grant for 2018.

Professor Mona Hassan's book: Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History will receive award

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Congratulations to Professor Mona Hassan! We are delighted to announce that Longing for the Lost Caliphate: A Transregional History, has been selected to receive the AAR's (American Academy of Religion) Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Historical Studies category.

Position Announcement - Early Christianity

Monday, September 18, 2017
Position Announcement Early Christianity   The Department of Religious Studies within Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University invites applications and nominations for a position in the study of Early Christianity, at the rank of (tenure-track) Assistant or (tenured)... Read More »

In Memoriam: Kalman P. Bland (1942-2017)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Kalman P. Bland (1942–2017), a longtime member of the American Academy of Religion, was professor emeritus of religious studies at Duke University, amateur violist, conversationalist extraordinaire, and embodiment of the Platonic ideal of thoughtfulness. Kalman received his BA in philosophy from... Read More »

Mourning the Loss of a Beloved Professor

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Kalman P. Bland, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religious Studies, Duke University, died on July 15, 2017, in Chesterfield Royal Hospital in Derbyshire, UK. He became seriously ill while traveling with his partner, Annabel Wharton, in Italy and England; doctors... Read More »

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue's carvings into sharp relief

Thursday, June 22, 2017
What makes this sixth-century Chinese object, the Cosmic Buddha, exceptional are the detailed narrative scenes that cover its surface, representing moments in the life of the historical Buddha as well as the Realms of Existence, a symbolic map of the Buddhist world. A laser passing over the... Read More »