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Religious Studies Ideas Series

The Religious Studies Department hosts the "Religious Studies Ideas Series" (RSIS) on an annual basis. This lecture series is open to students, faculty, and members from the community.

Upcoming Lectures

Please come back later as information about new lectues in this series will be posted here as details are confirmed.

Past Lectures

Naqaa Abas
Sheherazade and her Rebels: Breaking the Image of Muslim Women
October 14, 2016

Salima Versi
Make This Your Home:  Khoja Nizari Ismailis from East Africa in Canada
January 23, 2015.

Paul Shore
Many Revelations, Many Voices: Religion, the Late Medieval University, and Some Challenges for Today
October 15, 2014

Roger Petry
Biblical and Cheyenne Stories as Accounts of Transitions to New Production Systems February 7, 2014.

Mark Dickens
Christianity Along the Silk Road
October 12, 2012

Michelle Berenfeld
Nights at Round Tables:  The Dining Room and Religious Community in Late Antiquity
March 25, 2011

Stephania Travagnin
Baby Faith in Motion Pictures? Visualizing the fantasy world of the childhood religious experience in East Asian Films.
February 4, 2011

Amir Hussain
From Islamophobia to Misoislamia: Muslims, Violence and Religion
November 26, 2010

Kenneth MacKendrick
We have an imaginary friend in Jesus: What Imaginary Companions can teach us about religion
April 9, 2010

Mark Rowe
Split Personality Buddhists: Priestly Identity in Post-War Japan
October 16, 2009

Lori Beaman
Religious Freedom: From Tolerance and Reasonable Accommodation to Deep Equality
April 1, 2008

Lisa Alexandrin
Dream Diaries and Feminine Spirituality in Medieval Sufism

Hillary Rodrigues
The Iconography of Mahisamardini (The Buffalo Crushing Goddess)