Department of Religion

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News and Events


Dr. Adheesh Sathaye, Associate Professor of Sanskrit Literature and South Asian Folklore, University of British Columbia will deliver this year's Tessa J. Bartholomeusz Lecture, "Language of the Zombies: Shivadasa’s Vetala Tales and the Sanskrit Public Culture of Medieval India" on Thursday, March 7th at 5:00 p.m. in the Dodd Hall Auditorium. The flyer for the event is available here


Dr. Eric Greene, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University, will deliver the Sixth Annual Sheng Yen Lecture on December 14, 2018, at 5:30 PM in Dodd Hall Auditorium. His lecture is “Repentance in the Formation of Chinese Buddhism," and a full abstract is available here


The department honors Amanda Porterfield on the occasion of her retirement from FSU on November 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Beth Moor Lounge, Longmire Building, Florida State University.

Keynote speakers include Ron Numbers (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Marie Griffith (Washington University in St. Louis). Reception to follow.


The Department of Religion will hold its annual Welcome Reception on Friday, August 24, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, in the Dodd Hall Lobby (outside the Heritage Museum). Religion Faculty, Staff & Graduate Students are invited. Spouses, partners, and children are welcome. Light hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided.


The Love of Fame and the Desire for Enlightenment: Life of the Scholar Monk in Medieval Japan
Prof. Asuka Sango, Carleton College