News & Events 2012-2013
Dr. Cuevas has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship
Dr. Cuevas has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013. He is one of only four scholars in the field of religion to be awarded this prestigious honor. He was also recently awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).>>Read More
Dr. Matthew Goff is awarded Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
Professor Goff will spend one year in Germany to research his project dealing with the Dead Sea Scrolls and the great flood in the book of Genesis. For an FSU story on this grant, click here.
Chris Blythe has won the Communal Studies Institute prize for best paper in the annual competition
It will be published in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought next month. Title: “The Highest Class of Adulterers and Whoremongers”: Plural Marriage, the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite), and the Construction of Memory.”
The Religion Department Undergraduate Reception , Thursday, March 21st, from 5pm to 7pm, on the Dodd Hall landing. There will be food and drinks, and the Religion Club will have a little table set up as well.
Florida Buddhist Studies Roundtable
This year's forum will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 from 9am to 12 noon at 207 Dodd Hall. Discussions will center around Dr. Michael Jerryson's paper on trauma, "Prayer under Fire" and Venerable Dixuan's paper on "The Worship of Medicine Master Buddha in Medieval China." All are welcome to attend. >>Flyer
12th Annual Tessa J. Bartholomeusz Lecture "Esoteric Buddhism in a Time of Turbulence"
Dr. Robert Gimello, Research Professor of Theology and of East Asian Languages & Cultures ,University of Notre Dame, on Friday, March 1 2013, 4:30-6:00pm, at The Claude Pepper Center >>Flyer
The John F. Priest Lecture
On February 7, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. the department's annual John F. Priest lecture will take place. This year's speaker is James C. VanderKam, the John O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures of the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is a world renowned expert of the ancient Judaism and the Hebrew Bible. The title of his lecture will be: "Enoch as a Bringer of Knowledge: 1 Enoch and its Relevance for Ancient Judaism and Christianity." The lecture will take place in the Grand Ballroom of the Alumni Center. For more information, see here.
A Conference to Honor Ronald L Numbers
On Friday February 15 and Saturday February 16, a conference to be held to honor the work of Ronald L Numbers, one of America’s most distinguished historians of science and medicine and the greatest living expert on the American Creationism movement. >>Read More
Graduate Student Symposium
February 22-24, 2013
This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “Politics of Religion.” Keynote address by Dr. Aaron Hughes, "The Politics of Theory and Method," on February 22, 2013 at 6:30 p.m., Dodd Hall Auditorium.>>Read More >>Program(PDF)
The Religion department is now offering an on-line version of its popular Introduction to World Religions class
Click here for a promotional video about the class. In Spring 2013 the following on-line section is being offered:REL 1300-15
Job Post : Assistant Professor in East Asian Religion/Japan
The Florida State University Department of Religion invites applications for a position in East Asian Religions with specialization in the religions of Japan and Japanese Buddhism. >>Read More
Job Post : Assistant or Associate Professor in American Religious Studies
The Florida State University Department of Religion invites applications for a position in American Religious History.>>Read More
LESSONS ON AL-QA`IDA FROM THE OSAMA BIN LADEN AUDIOTAPE COLLECTION
The FSU Department of Religion and the Center for Humanities and Society present a lecture by Flagg Miller, on 4:30 p.m., Monday, November 26, Broad Auditorium, Claude Pepper Center >>Flyer
Graduate Student Symposium February 22-24, 2013
Call for Papers
This year’s symposium will be centered on the theme “Politics of Religion.” Due to our commitment to collaborative scholarship, students from all fields with interdisciplinary interests in the study of religion and at all levels of graduate study are encouraged to submit paper proposals. >>Read More
Undergraduate reception for majors and interested students
Learn about the Religion major and minor! Thursday, Sept. 13th from 5-6:30pm.Dodd Hall Landing (in the main door, up the stairs). Food and drink. >>Flyer
Annual Religion Department Welcome Back Reception
Friday, August 24th, 2012. 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dodd Hall Lobby (and Werkmeister)
Dodd Hall voted 10th top buildings in FL
Dodd Hall was ranked the No.10 building in the state in an online voting contest in April to identify Florida's top 100 buildings. >>Read PDF
Seth Bledsoe received a grant by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
Congratulations to Seth Bledsoe, who received a four-month grant by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) to conduct dissertation research in Germany from April 1 to July 31, 2013 at Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich.
Seth Bledsoe's topic is on the Aramaic Book of Ahiqar, a 5th c. BCE wisdom text found among the library of a Jewish military colony at Elephantine, Egypt. The content and form of this text share significant stylistic, thematic, and compositional similarities to the biblical wisdom corpus, particularly the book of Proverbs, as well as to didactic texts from Egypt and Mesopotamia. My project focuses specifically on this ancient Aramaic text and how it relates to the greater wisdom tradition of the Ancient Near East.
November 30-December 1: 3-day conference on “World War II and Religion”
The Religion Department and the Institute on World War Two and the Human Experience will co-sponsor a three-day conference, “World War II and Religion” on November 30-December 1, 2012. It will be held at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee. The keynote lecture will be delivered on Thursday afternoon, November 29, by Professor Deborah Dash Moore, who is the Director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and author of G. I. Jews: How World War II Changed a Generation (2004).
Annual Religion Department Welcome Back Reception: August 24th 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in Dodd Hall (reception in lobby and Werkmeister).
Fall Orientation for New Graduate Students in the Department: Dodd 207, Wednesday Aug 22, 9am - 2:00pm.