CURA Events

 

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Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 22
5:00 PM | Religions, Peace and Conflict: The Contributions of Interreligious Dialogue
121 Bay State Rd. Dean’s Conference Room (1st Floor)

Wednesday, October 21
5:00 PM  | What is the Matter with Transcendence? Finding a Place for Religion in the New Anthropology and Sociology of Ethics
Joel Robbins, Division of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Fifth Annual Peter L. Berger Lecture in Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
121 Bay State Rd. Dean’s Conference Room 1st Floor

Thursday, October 29
5:00 PM | Connections that Matter: Youth, Class, and Social Capital in Urban Egypt
Farhan Ghannan, Professor of Anthropology, Swarthmore College
Muslim Youth Series
121 Bay State Road 1st Floor

Monday, November 2
4:00 PM | Muslims in Europe/Germany
Thomas Volk

Tuesday, November 17
5:00 PM  | Paulo Pinto

Spring 2016

Monday, February 8
4:00 PM | Samuli Schielke, Research Fellow Zentrum Moderner Orient
121 Bay State Road 1st Floor
Muslim Youth Series

Monday, February 22
Dorothea E. Schulz, Professor of Cultural & Social Anthropology
University of Cologne
121 Bay State Road 1st Floor
Muslim Youth Series

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Past Events – Fall 2014

Friday, October 10 & Saturday, October 11
Conference  | The Hospital: On the Interface between Secularity and Religion
Organized by Peter L. Berger and Jonathan B. Imber, Wellesley College

Thursday, October 16
4:00 PM  |  Whither and Whence the Anthropology of Christianity? A Brief Report on the State of the Field
Brian Howell, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Wheaton College
121 Bay State Road, Dean’s Conference Room (1st Floor)

Wednesday, October 22
4:00 PM  |  Beyond the Minority Question: Founding Violence and Popular Sovereignty in Turkey
Kabir Tambar, Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
121 Bay State Road, Pardee School Conference Room (1st Floor)

Friday, November 14
4:00 PM  |  Democratizing Shari’a: The Regulation and Application of Muslim Family Laws in Israel, India, and Greece
Yüksel Sezgin, Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and Law at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
121 Bay State Road, Pardee School Conference Room (1st Floor)

Past Events – Spring 2015

Friday, February 13
4:00 PM  |  Multiculturalism in India: An Exception?
Dr. Rochana Bajpai, Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS University of London
121 Bay State Road, Pardee School Conference Room (1st Floor)

Friday, February 20
12:00 PM  |  Religion and the State: Cooperation and Conflict in Russia and China
Karrie J. Koesel, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of Oregon

Monday, February 23
4:00 PM  |  Marriage to Minor Girls: Intercourse, desire, and the female body in Islamic Law
Saadia Yacoob, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion, William College

Tuesday, February 24
4:00 PM  | Jesuit Encounters with the Religious “Other” and the Formation of a Global System of Religious Pluralism
Jose Casanova will give the Fourth Annual Peter L. Berger Lecture in the Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
School of Theology B19, 745 Commonwealth Ave.

Monday, March 16
4:00 PM  | Crones, Slaves, and the Caliph’s Daughter: The Complexities of Gender in the Pre-modern Muslim Legal Texts
Marion Holmes Katz, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University

Monday, March 30
4:00 PM | The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East
Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD, MPH
Professor of Anthropology and International Relations at the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale University
121 Bay State Rd. Pardee School Conference Room (1st Floor)

Monday, April 6
4:00 PM | Pious Fashion: Women’s Ethical Negotiations of Aesthetic Authorities in Tehran
Elizabeth M. Bucar
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Northeastern University
121 Bay State Rd. Pardee School Conference Room (1st Floor)

Friday, April 10
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  | The Two Pluralisms: Toward a Paradigm on Modernity & Religion
Sargent 101, 635 Commonwealth Ave.

Tuesday, April 21 – Thursday, April 23
Religious Change and Gender Relations in Southeast Asia: What the Policy Community Needs to Know
Conference on International Research with the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies
Berkley Center, Georgetown University, Washington DC
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