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Listen to Prof. Brian Catlos talk about his new book

Nov. 2, 2022

Professor Catlos was interviewed on the New Books Network, regarding his new text book and source anthology, The Sea in the Middle: The Mediterranean World, 650-1650 and Texts from the Middle: Documents from the Mediterranean World, 650-1650 on the New Books Network. Listen here:

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New Translation of Kingdoms of Faith

Sept. 19, 2022

Professor Brian Catlos’s book Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain has been released in Korean by the publisher Ghil (Seoul). Translations have come out in Spanish, German, Polish, Turkish, Complex Chinese and German and in separate UK hardback and paperback editions. Translations to Russian and Simplified Chinese...

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Professor Brian Catlos Publishes Two New Books

Sept. 12, 2022

Prof. Catlos announces the publication of two books: The Sea in the Middle: The Mediterranean World, 650–1650 and Texts from the Middle: Documents from the Mediterranean World, 650–1650 co-written and co-edited, respectively with Thomas Burman (Notre Dame) and Mark Meyerson (Toronto), both published by the University of California Press. The...

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Deborah Whitehead Awarded Outstanding Faculty Mentor

June 9, 2021

Professor Deborah Whitehead was distinguished with an Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award for her above-and-beyond commitment to helping religious studies students succeed. The awards, chosen by the Graduate School each year, specifically recognize outstanding service and leadership toward graduate students. Dean Scott Adler wrote in the award letter: “The attached nomination...

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Holly Gayley Receives Kayden Translation Award

March 22, 2021

Holly Gayley, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, received a 2021 Kayden Translation Award for her book, Inseparable Across Lifetimes: The Lives and Love Letters of the Tibetan Visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tare Lhamo . An inspiring and intimate tale set against the turmoil of recent Tibetan history, Inseparable across...

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Book Launch: Voices from Larung Gar, edited by Holly Gayley - April 10

March 22, 2021

Please join us April 10 from 4:00 to 6:30 MDT for a symposium and book launch for Voices from Larung Gar: Shaping Tibetan Buddhism for the Twenty-First Century , an anthology edited by Dr. Holly Gayley. More information and registration details .

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Professors Catlos and Gayley Featured at CHA Faculty Celebration

Feb. 5, 2020

Religious Studies professors Brian Catlos and Holly Gayley will be featured at an event celebrating 2019 faculty achievements hosted by the Center for Humanities & the Arts. Professor Catlos will be recognized for his book, Kingdoms of Faith: A New History of Islamic Spain . Professor Gayley also published a...

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Brian Catlos Featured Author at Jaipur Literary Festival 2020

Jan. 10, 2020

Prof. Brian A. Catlos will be a featured author at the Jaipur Literary Festival taking place from 22–27 January at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur, India. In a session sponsored by the Agha Khan Foundation he will be interviewed by best-selling author, William Dalrymple, regarding Catlos’s recent book, Kingdoms of...

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Prof. Elias Sacks: "In Defense of Perplexity," sponsored lecture at University of Virginia

Nov. 21, 2019

Elias Sacks, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Jewish Studies, recently visited the University of Virginia to lecture about anti-intellectualism and Jewish thought, give a colloquium about the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory, and lead discussions with undergraduate and graduate students. His visit was sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program,...

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Islamic Spain and the Foundations of Modern Western Culture

Nov. 14, 2019

Dr. Brian Catlos will give a public talk on the foundational influence of Islamic Spain for the Boulder Atheists at the Boulder Public Library, Sun., Nov. 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm.