Activities

CAS ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

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. 

Prof. McDaniel among 34st Street's "Penn's Best Professors"

After tallying over 150 nominations for the best professor at Penn, 34st Street selected Penn's best-loved profs—among them, our very own Prof. Justin McDaniel!

Prof. Elias on opposition to images of Muhammad in Islam

Are depictions of Muhammad actually forbidden in Islamic scripture? From where does this aversion to pictorial representations arise? And are all Muslims similarly offended? Prof. Jamal J. Elias explains in The Conversation.

Prof. Weitzman reflects on his first year as Katz Center director

Katz Center 2015 newsletter includes reflections from Prof. Steve Weitzman on his first year as Ella Darivoff Director of Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 

New residential program and RELS Freshman Seminar on "Making Meaning"

Annette Yoshiko Reed and Benjamin Fleming, Faculty Master and Associate Master of Fisher Hassenfeld College House, are developing a new residential program and Freshman Seminar on "Making Meaning" (RELS 035), exploring issues of global cultural and religious difference through the lens of the diversity of Philadelphia 

Undergraduate Jessie Sun Publishes Article in Major Scholarly Journal in Buddhist Studies

Jessie Sun, a visiting student from New Zealand and based at the University of Melbourne (now) wrote  term paper in Penn's Religious Studies course "Introduction to Buddhism." A major scholarly journal in the field published it. You can access it here.