No More Than A Page-ZOOM MEETING

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April 16, 2020
4:00PM - 6:00PM
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ZOOM MEETING

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Add to Calendar 2020-04-16 16:00:00 2020-04-16 18:00:00 No More Than A Page-ZOOM MEETING This event will now be taking place via Zoom!! Travis Proctor, Assistant Professor of Religion, specializes in religions of the ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on histories of Christian cultures in the ancient world (ca. 50-500 CE). His research draws on perspectives from cultural studies, gender studies, and the environmental humanities to demonstrate how the histories of religious cultures have continuing significance for society today. His current research explores early Christian theorizations of nonhuman bodies - particularly those of evil "demons" - and how such conceptualizations impacted early Christian interactions with their cosmic “ecosystems.” His other research interests include topics in ancient environmental history, space & material culture, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and ritual studies. Dr. Proctor’s teaching emphasizes critical, experiential learning that connects historical issues with topics of contemporary significance, including connections between ancient forgeries and modern “fake news,” historical and contemporary notions of gender/sexuality, and the interactions between religious cultures and human treatment of the environment. His courses often feature experiential components, including course “field studies” of contemporary religious cultures and immersive role-playing reenactments of historical controversies. At Wittenberg, Dr. Proctor teaches courses on the New Testament, Christian Tradition, Hebrew Bible, Demons & Angels, Religion & Nature, Religion & Gender, and Fake News, Forgeries, & Frauds. Dr. Proctor received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Please contact dove.76@osu.edu for more information about this event. All events sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion are free and open to the public. The CSR No More Than A Page series gives an opportunity for faculty and advanced graduate students to receive feedback on their research in process. Presenters provide attendees with a one-page summary of their current research and attendees engage in a lively discussion. ZOOM MEETING Center for the Study of Religion religion@osu.edu America/New_York public
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This event will now be taking place via Zoom!!

Travis Proctor, Assistant Professor of Religion, specializes in religions of the ancient Mediterranean, with a focus on histories of Christian cultures in the ancient world (ca. 50-500 CE). His research draws on perspectives from cultural studies, gender studies, and the environmental humanities to demonstrate how the histories of religious cultures have continuing significance for society today. His current research explores early Christian theorizations of nonhuman bodies - particularly those of evil "demons" - and how such conceptualizations impacted early Christian interactions with their cosmic “ecosystems.” His other research interests include topics in ancient environmental history, space & material culture, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and ritual studies.

Dr. Proctor’s teaching emphasizes critical, experiential learning that connects historical issues with topics of contemporary significance, including connections between ancient forgeries and modern “fake news,” historical and contemporary notions of gender/sexuality, and the interactions between religious cultures and human treatment of the environment. His courses often feature experiential components, including course “field studies” of contemporary religious cultures and immersive role-playing reenactments of historical controversies. At Wittenberg, Dr. Proctor teaches courses on the New Testament, Christian Tradition, Hebrew Bible, Demons & Angels, Religion & Nature, Religion & Gender, and Fake News, Forgeries, & Frauds.

Dr. Proctor received his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Please contact dove.76@osu.edu for more information about this event. All events sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion are free and open to the public.


The CSR No More Than A Page series gives an opportunity for faculty and advanced graduate students to receive feedback on their research in process. Presenters provide attendees with a one-page summary of their current research and attendees engage in a lively discussion.