Notes from the Field

The Department of Religious Studies will host a monthly informal lecture on religion by a faculty member from UC Davis or a neighboring university campus. The lectures will be held on the third Tuesday of the month, and will offer a space for faculty to share their most recent research. Undergraduate and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served during the lectures.

Events: Upcoming and Past

Upcoming
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Past
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"How Did 'Love Thy Neighbor' Become the Greatest Commandment?"
Presented by Dr. Kengo Akiyama (UC Davis, Hebew Program) - November 7, 2017

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"Confucius and the Confederacy: What Early China Can Teach Us about the Ethics of Memorials"
Presented by Dr. Thorian Harris (UC Davis, Dept of Religious Studies) - October 18, 2017

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"A Secular and Sacred Space in the Smithsonian Institution: The Maori Life Group, 1962-1997"
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Wagelie (Shrem Museum of Art) - May 23, 2017

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"Mourning Nature: Environmental Protests as Rites of Grief"
Presented by Professor Sarah M. Pike (California State University, Chico) - April 18, 2017

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"Materiality of Religion in Israelite Households: Contextual Analysis of Ritual Objects from Iron II Tell en-Nasbeh"
Presented by Professor Aaron Brody (Pacific School of Religion) - March 14, 2017

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"Batshit Stories: Forgers, Scholars, and New Tales about Discovering Ancient Texts"
Presented by Professor Eva Mroczek (UC Davis, Dept of Religious Studies) - November 15, 2016

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"Politics, Race, and Religion: The 2016 Catholic Voting Guide"
Presented by Professor Meaghan O'Keefe (UC Davis, Dept of Religious Studies) - October 18, 2016

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[Photos courtesy of Westin Harris]

"Terrorist Violence and the Secular History of an Algorithm: Or, Why Psychologists Can't Predict Al-Qa'ida's Extremism"
Presented by Professor Flagg Miller (UC Davis, Dept of Religious Studies) - May 17, 2016

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"Cats in Temples: New Ways of Thinking about Temple Space in South India"
Presented by Professor Archana Venkatesan (UC Davis, Dept of Religious Studies) - April 19, 2016

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