The Center for the Study of Religion Presents
The Critical Study of Religion and the Future of the Humanities
Sponsored by the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme
The conference program is available in pdf format here.
Thursday, April 28, 4:30-6:00 Ohio Union Interfaith Room
Keynote talk by Timothy Renick, Georgia State University, “Why Study Religion? Rethinking the Value of the Religious Studies Major”
Reception to follow.
Friday, April 29, 9:30-4:30 Ohio Union Barbie Tootle Room
Mini-conference and workshop on the critical study of teaching of religion, with presentations by OSU faculty and students
9:30-12:00 Ohio Union Barbie Tootle Room
Presentations by OSU faculty followed by discussion
Introductory Remarks by Hugh Urban (Center for the Study of Religion)
David Brakke (History), “The NEH and Demons”
Daniel Reff (Comparative Studies), "Christian Missionaries and Indigenous Others"
Hannibal Hamlin (English), "The Bible as Literature in the Secular Public University"
Isaac Weiner (Comparative Studies), “Religion out Loud”
Carolina Lopez-Ruiz (Classics), "From 'Classical' to 'Mediterranean': researching religion and cultural exchange”
Scott Levi (History), “The National Endowment for the Humanities: The View from Asia”
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-3:00 Ohio Union Barbie Tootle Room
Roundtable Discussion with Students on teaching religion and religion in the classroom
Participants: Sara Liebler, Jeremy Foster, Dillon Sampson
3:00-4:30 Ohio Union Barbie Tootle Room
Roundtable Discussion on Religious Studies at OSU and possible collaborative projects between faculty, students and academic units
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Dr. Hugh Urban.
This conference is funded by a grant from the Humanities and the Arts Discovery Theme. Please visit the Discovery Themes webpage to find out more about this initiative.