Dr. Vadim Putzu, Religious Studies Associate Professor specializing in Judaism, is on sabbatical. Here he shares some of his experiences: Since I am currently on the Isle of Elba (off the coast of Tuscany, Italy), I decided to follow a lead provided by our graduate student, Cody Yanez. Last semester, Cody took my “Intoxicating Religions” course, which explores the … [Read more...] about Making New Wine in Ancient Ways
Congratulations to Dr. Philippa Koch on the publication of her book, The Course of God's Providence: Religion, Health, and the Body in Early America (NYU Press, New York, 2021). Dr. Koch's main research interest is the history of religion in America, with a focus on colonial America and the Atlantic world. In this book, she examines how Christian communities responded to … [Read more...] about Dr. Philippa Koch Publishes Book on Early American Religion and Health
For most of us, COVID-19 is the first pandemic we have experienced first-hand, but pandemics are not new. Two of our pandemics experts at MSU, Dr. Philippa Koch (Religious Studies) and Dr. Tom Dicke (History), gave a Zoom talk earlier this week about these past pandemics, what we have learned, and how those experiences were similar or different from what we … [Read more...] about Watch the Pandemics Talk with Dr. Pippa Koch and Dr. Tom Dicke
Public Affairs Talks! Voices from the Past: Pandemics Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Our very own Dr. Pippa Koch will present a free Zoom webinar along with Dr. Tom Dicke (History) on past pandemics in America and how they compare with today's COVID-19 pandemic. According to the description on the Public Affairs website, pandemics are not new. However, for most … [Read more...] about Public Affairs Talks! Voices from the Past: Pandemics, with Dr. Pippa Koch and Dr. Tom Dicke
The MSU Graduate College has awarded yet another of our Religious Studies M.A. students the "Distinguished Thesis of the Year Award", this time to Danny R. Jones for his thesis, "How God Writes History: A Gramscian Analysis of Religion and Nature in the Writings, Life, and Legacy of John Muir", written under the direction of his advisor, Dr. Martha Finch (MSU Religious Studies … [Read more...] about REL Rocks Graduate Thesis Awards!