Unstable Archives: A Workshop on Gender and Digital Humanities in South Asia

- Jamal Elias, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities
  University of Pennsylvania
- Sneha Krishnan, Associate Professor of Geography
  University of Oxford
- Durba Mitra, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality
  Harvard University
Megan Robb, Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
  University of Pennsylvania
- Anna Lise Seastrand, Assistant Professor of Art History
  University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
Layli Uddin, Project Curator Tow Centuries of Indian Print
  British Library

Please join us for a day of discussion on how digital humanities and feminist approaches both destabilize the archive and offer new opportunities to reshape the archive as a mode of translation and mediation.

What Standing Rock Protests Can Teach us about Climate Change Advocacy

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.

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.

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. 

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.