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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.

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CU Mediterranean Studies Guest Speaker: Prof. Hiroshi Takayama (Humanities & Sociology, Univ. of Tokyo)

Oct. 30, 2019

The CU Mediterranean Studies Group presents Professor Hiroshi Takayama, of the University of Tokyo, who will present a lecture and a research talk. lecture "Islamic Sicily: An Introduction" Tue., Nov. 12, 12:30-1:45, HUMN 1B90 research talk "Muslim Peasants in Norman Sicily: Reconsidering Established Categories" Wed., Nov. 13, 4:30-6:00, CASE E351...

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Jews Out West: 4th Biannual Embodied Judaism Symposium & Exhibit

Oct. 30, 2019

Thu., Nov. 7, 4:30-7:00, Fiske Planetarium


Dare Dara disturb the Universe?: Dara Shikoh’s translations as ‘trance-lessons’

Oct. 30, 2019

Fri., Nov. 1, 3:00-4:15, HUMN 1B80 Presented by the Center for Asian Studies Dara Shikoh was a 17th Century Muslim mystic who explored Yoga and Indian Spirituality. A look at Dara’s intellectual trajectory and a brief examination of his political journey with Dr. Amit Ranjan, a Fulbright scholar at Florida...

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Launch of Contemplative Resource Center in CU Boulder Today

Oct. 9, 2019

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'Indecent': Pulitzer Prize Nominated Play / Panel Discussion Talk-Back with Professor David Shneer

Sept. 27, 2019

David Shneer, who is serving as the Yiddish language and cultural consultant for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize nominated play Indecent , will be doing two talk backs: Sunday, September 15, 1:30pm and Friday, October 4, 7:30pm. "Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel...

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Mediterranean Studies Events for Fall 2019

Sept. 27, 2019

The CU Mediterranean Studies Group recently hosted Albert Corbetó of the Reial Academia de Bones Lletres of Barcelona, a historian of typography and the book, who gave a class on women printers in the eighteenth-century, and on the relationship between book production and the dissemination of the Spanish “Black Legend.”...

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Prof. Gayley receives Provost Faculty Achievement Award

Sept. 27, 2019

This fall, Professor Holly Gayley was awarded one of the Provost's Faculty Achievement Awards. In a competitive selection process, the award is given to "selected faculty members who have offered recent significant publications or creative contributions in their academic fields." Gayley's award was given in recognition of her 2016 monograph,...

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Professors Gayley and Avalos to Participate in Jaipur Literature Festival

Sept. 19, 2019

Professor Holly Gayley and Professor Natalie Avalos will both be participating in the Jaipur Literature Festival at the Boulder Public Library September 21st-22nd. Professor Gayley's panel on September 21 at 11:30 AM is entitled: Colorado Author Series: Buddhist Love Poetry from India and Tibet​ Professor Avalos' panel is also on...