Are you a PhD student thinking about life outside of academia? Do you want to explore alternative career ideas? On Saturday, May 7th, The University of Pennsylvania's Department of Religious Studies presents, "Alternative Careers for PhDs in the Humanities & Social Sciences" from 3:00-5:30PM in the Cohen Hall Terrace room. This 3 paneled presentation will include two PhDs who have chosen a non-teaching career path in areas of curatorship, foundations, and consulting & writing: Curatorship: Dr. Catharine Allgor (The Huntington) & Dr. Beth Citron (The Rubin Museum) Foundations: Dr. Nadina Gardner (The National Endowment for the Humanities) & Dr. John Paul Christy (The American Council of Learned Societies) Consulting & Writing: Dr. Jason Wilson (The Guardian) & Dr. David Engel (Wells Fargo Advisors) RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions: 215-898-7453
RELS663 - INTRO TO HINDUISM
From scriptures of hallowed antiquity to riveting epics to ever-popular tele-serials and internet pujas?a bewildering array of narratives, technologies, peoples and ideas have been brought together under the label of "Hinduism". While encyclopedias and guidebooks continue the futile attempts to provide a checklist of the key features of the entity called "Hinduism", the historical reality repeatedly confounds any single definition of the term. The course will explore this diverse and heterogeneous reality by historicising the term "Hinduism". In other words, it will examine Hinduism within the diverse social, cultural and political contexts in which it has been and continues to be enmeshed. From the early Vedic era to contemporary diasporic Hindu communities, the course will provide an introduction to Hinduism as a fluid, multifaceted, heterogeneous reality that has always been shaped by its many historical contexts.
Section 401 - LEC