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Peter Struck - UPenn Faculty, Department of Classics
Donovan Schaefer - UPenn Faculty, Department of Religious Studies
Matt Chalmers - Upenn Graduate Student, Department of Religious Studies

Event Date: 
11/02/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: 

Cohen 254 (Religious/ Classical Studies Lounge)

What Standing Rock Protests Can Teach us about Climate Change Advocacy


Timothy Powell

RELS faculty member Timothy Powell will talk about his work recent work the Sioux Water Keepers in the standoff at Standing Rock, by relating stories told to him by the Native people and sharing his thoughts about how indigenous philosophies and storytelling methods can be instrumental in discussions of climate change.

Event Date: 
06/13/2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Event Location: 

Lightbulb Cafe
World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104

2017 Boardman Symposium: Sanctuary: A Public Conversation on Religion, Immigration, and Contested Spaces

Join Penn’s Religious Studies department for a public discussion with leading religious leaders, historic preservationists, and activists for sacred spaces concerning relevant and contemporary issues facing struggles and triumphs of immigration, religion and sacred spaces.

Event Date: 
04/20/2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Event Location: 

Kislak Center, Class of 1978 Pavillion Room
6th Floor, Van Pelt Library
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

On and Off the Derech: Turning Towards and Away from Ultra-Orthodox Judaism: A Family Story

Prof. Donald Weber (Lucia, Ruth, and Elizabeth MacGregor Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 @ 5:00pm
201 Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street, University of Pennsylvania


Center for Ancient Studies will be hosting an annual symposium on alcohol in the ancient world.

Conference on Divination in the Ancient World - a three-day event beginning on Thursday night, running all day Friday & most of Saturday, with lunch to be served in the Nevil Room of the Penn Museum.

CAS Grad Conference- Spring 2017

The Center for Ancient Studies will be hosting a Graduate Conference on Alcohol in the Ancient world.  For more information, please see the link below.

Penn Journal of Religious Studies- Call for Applications

The Penn Journal of Religious Studies, a graduate and undergraduate journal, is currently looking for individuals who are interested in serving as editors.  We feel that members of the Religious Studies Department may be interested in this opportunity. The deadline to apply is September 20th. 

Religious Studies Undergraduate Society


The Department of Religious Studies will be hosting an undergraduate society for the 2016-17 school year.  The Penn Religious Studies Society is a newly-established organization designed to connect majors and minors of the undergraduate division and foster a community of members who share special interest in the field.