News & Events 2016-2017
2017 Annual Sheng Yen Lecture
Dr. James Benn : "Buddhism and the Invention of Tea Culture in Medieval China"
Friday, March 3, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, 103 Dodd Hall Auditorium >>Flyer
The Graduate Student Symposium
This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “Religion & Conflict.”
Dr. J. Kameron Carter, of Duke University, will deliver this year’s keynote address.
February 17th to 19th, 2017, in Dodd Hall
The John F. Priest Lecture
James H. Charlesworth, George L. Collord Professor Princeton Theological Seminary, "Why are the Dead Sea Scrolls so Sensational?"
February 15th, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Alumni Center Ballroom, Reception immediately following the lecture
2017 Annual Bartholomeusz Lecture
The Sociology of Wisdom: Supererogation in Morality and Society
by Steven Collins - Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities University of Chicago
January 13th, 2017, 4:30pm, DHA 103 >>Flyer
Call for Papers ;
The Florida State University Department of Religion
16th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
The Florida State University Department of Religion is pleased to announce its 16th Annual
Graduate Student Symposium to be held February 17-19, 2017 in Tallahassee, Florida. This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “Religion & Conflict”
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Fall Undergraduate Religion Conference
Join us December 4th at 12:30 pm for an afternoon of selected presentations of undergraduate research project. Topics varying from African ritual, Japanese religion, and the Dead Sea Scrolls will be presented. All are welcome to attend. The event will be held in Strozier Library in the Graduate conference room, 005B. >> Schedule
Symposium : The Cultural Impact of the Great War - Religion, Law, Politics and Science in the Aftermath of World War I
December 9, 2016, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Williams 013 (The English Department’s Common Room)
Research invitation ; Dr. Francois Dupuigrenet Desroussilles
University of Kyoto, Faculty of “Integrated Human Studies”. 1 May-15 August 2017. Research Project at the invitation of professor Okada Atsuhi in the graduate school «Thought and Culture/Theory of Creative Arts » : What sort of things are works of art? Relics and art in Western Catholicism and Japanese Buddhism. >> Read More
International Conference on “Military Ethics: China and the West In Dialogue”
Co-sponsored by Florida State University’s Center for the Advancement of Human Rights and Hong Kong Baptist University’s Centre for Applied Ethics
November 4-5, 2016, Turnbull Conference Center, FSU
For further information, contact: Dr. Sumner B. Twiss, firstname.lastname@example.org
For confernece abstracts, click here(PDF).
Undergraduate Reception for Majors and Interested Students
Thursday, Sept. 22 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on the Dodd Hall Landing. Foods and drinks are provided.
Save the Dates!
Aug 22 - Department Graduate Students Orientation, 9:30am to 4pm.
Instruction Room 005A, Scholars Commons, Strozier Library
Orientation Agenda PDF
Aug 23 - FSU Graduate Orientation
Aug 24, 25 - Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate (PIE)
Aug 26 - Welcome Back Reception Dodd Hall Lobby (outside the Heritage Museum) 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Faculty, Staff & Students of Religion and families are invited. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks are provided.
The Religion Department congratulates Jimmy Yu, Associate Professor in Chinese Buddhism, for receiving the Center for Chinese Studies Grant from the National Central Library of Taiwan for the summer of 2016. The Department also congratulates Michael McVicar, Assistant Professor of American Religious History, for receiving the 2016 Risley Family Fellowship by the College of Arts and Sciences at FSU.
The Religion Department congratulates Carson Bay and David Skelton, two Ph.D candidates, for receiving the Fulbright Fellowship to Germany and Rebecca Peters and Ian Reed for the AIIS fellowships to study in India next academic year. The Department also congratulates our undergrad religion major, Micah Friedman, for receiving the 2016 Humanity in Action Fellowship summer program to study in Berlin, Germany. >>Read more on "Florida State 24/7"
Dr. Jamil W. Drake (Ph.D. from Emory) will be joining the Religion Department in the fall! Dr. Drake specializes in African American religious experience and literature.
The Religion Department welcomes two new incoming postdocs! David Kirkpatrick will be the T. Gannon Postdoctoral Associate in Religion and Douglas Gildow will be the new Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Associate in Chinese Buddhist Studies. More information will be posted in August.