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Lester Lecture with Elaine Pagels CANCELLED

March 11, 2020

We regret to announce that the religious studies department’s annual Lester Lecture with Elaine Pagels, which had been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 18, has once again been cancelled. Please check back with us in the future to see if there will be another rescheduling.

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Guest Lecture: "Seeing through Mindfulness" with Erik Braun on Thursday, February 27th

Feb. 14, 2020

Please join us for a lecture by Erik Braun (University of Virginia) on "Seeing through Mindfulness: Bare Attention, Brain States, and the Formation of the Self." The lecture will take place at 6pm on Thursday, February 27 in Hale 270. It is co-sponsored by the Religious Studies Department, Crown Wellness...

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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...


NEXT Graduate Journal of Religious Studies Vol. 6 is here!

Jan. 10, 2020

NEXT is a peer-reviewed journal of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder featuring insightful work from the next generation of religious studies scholars. Volume 6 (2019) can be found here .

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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 https://www.colorado.edu/jewishstudies/upcoming-events#embodied


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...