Category Archives: Research on Religious Violence

Newberry Graduate Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Newberry Library in Chicago is offering residencies for graduate students researching and writing their dissertations.  Graduate students receive a carrel and have access to the impressive rare book, pamphlet, manuscript and map collections of the Newberry Library. The Newberry … Continue reading

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Religion and the Teaching of the Holocaust

Religious issues present complicated dilemmas in the teaching of many subjects. Instructors teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides confront complex histories , contentious politics, and traumatic legacies. The New York Times profiles Mehnaz M. Afridi, an Assistant Professor of … Continue reading

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ReligioWest Research Program

The ReligioWest research program, based at the European University Institute, pursues research on issues of religious pluralism, secularism, religion and the law, religion in the political sphere, and religious violence. The ReligioWest website indicates: “ReligioWest studies how different western states … Continue reading

Posted in Christian-Muslim Violence, Christianity and Religious Violence, Comparative Religious Studies, Graduate Studies of Religious Violence, Islam and Religious Violence, Law and Religious Intolerance, Religion and Globalization, Religion and International Relations, Religious Minorities, Religious Nationalism, Religious Politics, Religious Terrorism, Research Centers on Violence, Research on Religious Violence, Sectarian Violence, Secularism | 1 Comment

Norton Anthology of World Religions Reviewed

Karen Armstrong reviews The Norton Anthology of World Religions in the New York Times. “At a time when religious faith is coming under intense scrutiny, The Norton Anthology of World Religions is presenting a documentary history of six major faiths … Continue reading

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Seventeenth-Century “Vampires” in the News

Fear of vampires was common in many parts of seventeenth-century Europe, although vampire beliefs varied widely and did not necessarily correspond to modern notions of vampires, which are strongly influenced by nineteenth-century novels and twentieth-century films. A team of researchers … Continue reading

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A Crisis in Secular Studies?

Religion and religious violence are evoked almost daily by politicians and journalists, who often distinguish between ‘religious’ and ‘secular’ politics. Jacques Berlinerblau, a professor at Georgetown University, questions popular and academic usages of ‘secularism’, which often seem contradictory. Berlinerblau argues … Continue reading

Posted in Comparative Religious Studies, Concept of Religion, Historiography of Religious Violence, Human Rights and Religion, Religion and Globalization, Religion and International Relations, Religious Intolerance, Religious Minorities, Religious Politics, Religious Violence in the Media, Research on Religious Violence, Secularism | Leave a comment

French Paleography Workshop

The 2014 French Paleography workshop will take place at the Meeter Center for Calvin Studies in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 16 through June 27, 2014. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Meeter Center and the Sixteenth Century Society and … Continue reading

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