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 Love of Fame and the Desire for Enlightenment: Life of the Scholar Monk in Medieval Japan
Prof. Asuka Sango, Carleton College
Adela Yarbro Collins, the Buckingham Professor Emerita of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School will deliver this year's John F. Priest Lecture, “Ancient Christians on Marriage and Celibacy: Readings of 1 Corinthians 7 in the Early Church," on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Alumni Center Florida State University. A reception will immediately following the lecture.
The Fifth Annual Sheng Yen Lecture will be held in conjunction with FSU Graduate Student Buddhist Studies Conference.
Dr. Meir Shahar : "The Many Faces of the Chinese Horse God"
Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00pm to 6:00pm, 103 Dodd Hall Auditorium
Lecture by Steven N. Simon : “The Long Goodbye: The U.S. and the Middle East from the Islamic Revolution to the Arab Spring”
3:30 p.m., March 23, 2017, in DHA 103