- April 14, 2016 at 3:30 in RSS 235. Guest speaker David Haberman will present a lecture titled “Environmental Possibilities in the Worship of Sacred Mountains and Trees in India.”
- April 5, 2016 at 3:30 in Arnold Hall, JSC. Guest speaker Leslie Wallace will present a lecture titled “Wrapped Up And Ready to Go: Elite Burial Practices in Warring States China.”
- March 31, 2013 at 3:15 in JSC 333. Guest speaker Alison McLetchie will present a lecture titled “Calypso and Christianity.” Followed by pizza in the Religious Studies building lounge.
- March 30, 2016 at 3:30 in the Wachovia Auditorium, Beatty 115. Guest Speaker Claudia Schippert will give a lecture titled “Undisciplined Religion Research: Queer Topics at the Boundaries of the Field.”
- March 33, 2016 at 7pm in ECTR 219. Professor Zeff Bjerken will be showing the film Samsara: A Buddhist Love Story.
- April 7, 2015 at 3:15 in ECTR 118. Guest speaker Finbarr Curtis will present a lecture titled “Religious Freedom, Incorporated.”
- April 2, 2015 at 3:15 in Tate 202. Guest speaker Brian Catlos will present a lecture titled “Muslims and Christians in Medieval Spain.”
- March 24, 2015 at 3:15 in Beatty 115. Our amazing alumni and prodigy child, Ph.D candidate Andrew Aghapour will be presenting a lecture titled “The Religion of Homo Nexus: Neuroplasticity in an age of Enhancement.”
- November 12, 2014 at 4:30 in JC Long 402b. The Portugese Program, Department of Hispanic Studies and LCWA will present a lecture by Felipe Rodrigues on “Afro-Brazilian Experiences through the Lenses of a Candomble Priestess.”
- November 6, 2014 at 6:00 in Arnold Hall, Jewish Studies Center. The Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World will host Dr. Ras Michael Brown who will present a lecture that explores the religious ideas and practices of African-descended communities in the Lowcountry.
- October 23, 2014 at 3:30 in Wells Fargo Auditorium. The Department of Religious Studies and the International and Intercultural Studies Asian Studies Program will host Dr. Louis Komjathy from the University of San Diego. Speaking at a number of events and locations over the course of a week, Dr. Komjathy’s topic is “Daoist Body Maps: Being and Embodiment in Daoist Perspective.”
- April 8, 2014 at 3:30 in RSS 235. The Department of Religious Studies will welcome our alumnus Dr. Michael Altman to speak on “Heathens, Brahmans, and Hindoos: The American Invention of Hinduism.” Dr. Altman is currently completing a book titled From Heathens to Hindus: Religious Difference in Protestant America.
- March 25, 2014 at 3:30 in the Wells Fargo Auditorium. The Departments of Religious Studies, Art History, and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will present Dr. David White of the University of California at Santa Barbara on the topic “Yoga, Violent Death, and Transcendence in Tantric Art.”
- November 19, 2014 at 3:30 in Wells Fargo Auditorium. The Departments of Religious Studies, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs will invite Dr. David Palmer from Hong Kong University to speak on “When American Witches, Shamans and Sufis meet Daoist Hermits in China: Spiritual Tourism and the Globalization of Chinese Religion.”
- November 11, 2014 at 7pm in RSS 235. The Departments of Religious Studies and Philosophy will team up with First-Year Experience to bring Dr. Anna Peterson from the University of Florida to discuss the topic “Are Animals Nature?”
- October 22, 2013 at 3:30 in Arnold Hall. The Department of Religious Studies and the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program will welcome Dr. Mark Smith from New York University to discuss “Evil in Eden? The Snake in Genesis 3.”
- April 23, 2013 at 3:30 in the Avery Center. The Department of Religious Studies invites Dr. Charles Lippy to discuss “From Angelicans to Zen: The Tangled Tale of Religious Diversity in South Carolina.”
- February 14, 2013 at 4:00 in Arnold Hall. The Department of Religious Studies’ very own Dr. Lee Irwin will give his sabbatical lecture on “Reincarnation in Western Esotericism.”
- November 29, 2014 at 3:30 in Wells Fargo Auditorium. The Department of Religious Studies will host Tobin Hart from the University of West Georgia to discuss “Opening the Integrative Mind.”
- October 31, 2012 at 6:30 in Beatty 220. The Department of Religous Studies’ very own Dr. Margaret Cormack will present her sabbatical lecture titled “Through a Glass Darkly: Transformation of the Other World in Medieval and Luteran Iceland.”
- September 26, 2014 at 3:30 in Tate 202. The Department of Religious Studies will host Helmut Flachenecker with the University of Wurzburg, Germany to discuss “Saints and Conversion in the Old and New World.”
- April 17, 2012 at 7:00 in Wells Fargo Auditorium. The Department of Religious Studies and the Christian Jewish Council of Greater Charleston will host Dr. Charles Kimball from the University of Oklahoma to discuss “Lethal Religion: THe Explosive Mix of Religion and Politics in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.”
- March 29, 2012 at 3:30 in Arnold Hall Jewish Studies. The Departments of Religious Studies, Political Science and Women & Gender Studies invites Dr. Julie Ingersoll from the University of North Florida to speak on the topic of “Christian Reconstructionism: Biblical Law in Contemporary America.”
- March 13, 2012 at 3:30 in Tate 202. The Department of Religious Studies invites Dr. Finbarr Curtis from the University of Alabama to speak on the topic of “I Don’t Think About Things I Don’t Think About: The Scopes Trial as Secular Myth.”
- January 31, 2012 at 3:30 in the Jewish Studies Building’s Arnold Hall. The Department will be hosting Professor June McDaniel’s sabbatical lecture titled “Why Many Gods Become One God: Indonesia’s Strategy For Avoiding Jihad.”
- November 29th at 3:15 the Department of Religious Studies will be hosting Dr. Donald Lopez Jr., in the Jewish Studies Building’s Arnold Hall. Lecture topic is “Buddhism & Science: A Minority Report.”
- November 1st at 3:15 the Department of Religious Studies will be hosting Professor John Huddlestun’s sabbatical lecture in the Levin Library within the Jewish Studies Center. Lecture topic is “Blood on the Water: Contextualizing the First Biblical Plague.”
- October 4th at 3:30 the Department of Religious Studies will be hosting an Open House in their lounge for interested students to come and meet our faculty and staff. Please call at 843-953-0895 to rsvp or just show up. Oh, and come hungry.
- October 13th at 3:30 the Department of Religious Studies will be hosing guest lecturer Livia Kohn in the Jewish Studies Building’s Arnold Hall. Livia Kohn is a Professor Emerita of Daoist Studies at Boston University. She has written and edited over twenty-five books, as well as numerous articles and reviews. Lecture topic is “Daoist Sexual Cultivation.” All are welcome to attend and there is no charge.
- October 15th at 4:00 at the Gage Hall on Archdale Street, June McDaniel will be giving a lecture for the Charleston Jung Society titled “Light and Dark Archetypes of the Feminine: Jungian Psychology and Kundalini Yoga.” Tickets are $15 for students, $10 for members, and $20 for guests.
- October 17th and 18th is Fall Break.
- October 19th at 12:15, Professor John Huddlestun will be hostin a rown bag series titled “A Duped Patriarch, an Unlucky King, and a Conflicted Diviner: Reading Biblical Stories in Mulitple Dimensions” and it is located in the Jewish Studies Center’s Arnold Hall.
- September 21st at 12:15, Professor John Huddleston will be hosting a brown bag series titled “Genesis 38- The Tactics of a Clever Tamar, the Humiliation of a Duped Judah” and it is located in the Jewish Studies Center’s Arnold Hall.
- September 22cd at 6:00, Professor Louise Doire and the Religious Studies Club will be hosting a viewing of “First Person Singular” in honor of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel’s lecture on Sunday September 25th.
- September 23rd at 3:00, Professor Louise Doire will be giving a lecture titled “Religion: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?” at the Rivers Residence Hall also known as the Hawkins Learning Center in the Buist Residence Hall.