Thursday, March 20, 2008

Columbia University Religion Graduate Student Conference: "Instituting Religion"

If you are interested in religion, and you will be in the NYC area on April 10, do not miss the following conference, chaired by yours truly. Check out our website to see our schedule, abstracts, etc (either by the full link below, or click HERE). I hope to see as many bloggers there as possible!

The Religion Graduate Students Association of Columbia University

is accepting registration now through April 4, 2008 for:

“Instituting Religion: Investigating Trajectories of the Study of Religion in Institutions of Higher Education

Thursday, April 10, 2008

301 Philosophy Hall

Columbia University, New York


Presentations by Graduate Students from throughout North America


This conference will examine how religion has been and continues to be produced and studied in institutions of higher learning, paying particular attention to the rise of religion departments, religion programs, seminaries, and divinity schools as well as their interrelationships with one another. Also under consideration is how religion departments and programs interrelate with other departments in which religion is studied. Finally, this conference will investigate how particular institutional contexts have created different schools of thought, contributing to the development of theories, methods, and general approaches to the study of religion (e.g. comparative approaches).

Sponsored by the Department of Religion of Columbia University

To register and to see schedules, panel information, and abstracts, please visit our website:

For any additional inquiries, please contact Jared Calaway (

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Online Resources for Antiquity

For those who are interested, I have greatly enlarged the number of my hyperlinks in my "Online Resources for Antiquity" section. If you know of others, please send me the links and I will add those as well. Otherwise, enjoy the sources!