You are cordially invited to a talk by Dr. Aftab S. Jassal (Duke University). "Ritual Possession as Public Rhetoric in the Himalayas of North India" Wed., January 27th , 3:30 pm Hyde Hall, Incubator Room Dr. Jassal is a postdoctoral fellow at Duke … Continued
A lecture by Jason Cons, Research Assistant Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at University of Texas, Austin.
Lecture presented by Lucinda Ramburg, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Feminist, Sexuality and Gender Studies at Cornell. How are the politics of caste, gender, religion and sexuality entangled in contemporary India? How are they inhabited by Dalit women? This talk draws on … Continued
Late sixteenth-century China witnessed a surge in the popularity of the Buddhist practice of buying animals and then setting them free. Releasing life, as it was called, could be practiced informally or as part of highly elaborate releasing-life ceremonies organized … Continued
Dr. Michael Frishkopf’s latest edited volume brings together the perspectives of ethnomusicology, Islamic studies, art history, and architecture to investigate how sound production in built environments is central to Muslim religious and cultural expression. Join us for a discussion about … Continued
Tokyo Story (1953), the most famous film in Ozu Yasuji's so-called "Noriko triology" and regularly ranked first among the top-ten greatest films of all time, is based loosely on Leo McCrarey's 1937 American melodrama, Make Way for Tomorrow. An elderly … Continued
The Kitāb al-Ṭawāsīn of the Sufi al-Ḥallāj (d. 922 CE) is a fascinating versified mystical treatise of a monumental and intriguing figure in the history of Sufism. Ḥallāj was mercilessly executed by Abbasid rulers in a mêlée of political and sectarian … Continued
Monday, January 30 5:00 - 6:15 PM Murphey Hall, Room 0118 Jay Ramesh (PhD Columbia, 2020) is Lecturer in Tamil and Sanskrit in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University, having also taught previously … Continued
Thursday, February 2 5:00 - 6:15 PM Murphey Hall, Room 0118 Marko Geslani (PhD Yale, 2011) is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Carolina. This talk is brought to you by the … Continued
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