Dr. Matthew Kuiper, assistant professor in Religious Studies, attended the Annual Conference on South Asia, held every year for the past 47 years, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Nearly 800 scholars from around the world who study South Asia attended the conference. Dr. Kuiper presented papers on two Islam panels. “Late 20th Century Da‘wa and The Da‘waology of Sayyid … [Read more...] about REL’s Matt Kuiper Joins SAMSA!
Dr. Vadim Putzu, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at Missouri State University, brought a taste of the Ozarks to the conference table in Italy this summer, presenting his research on the nature and place of Kabbalah in the writings of Thomas Moore Johnson of Osceola, MO. The conference, European Network for the Study of Islamic Esotericism (ENSIE), was … [Read more...] about Italy Is Introduced to Ozarks Own “Missouri Platonist”
by Jane Terry Congratulations to MSU Religious Studies Associate Professor, Dr. John Schmalzbauer, on the forthcoming publication of his new book, co-authored with historian Dr. Kathleen Mahoney, The Resilience of Religion in American Higher Education, available in September 2018! According to the publisher, Baylor University Press: A well-worn, often told tale … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Dr. John Schmalzbauer!
by Jane Terry The Department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University and the Center for Asian Research at Arizona State University hosted a conference in Springfield, Missouri, “Theravāda Civilizations and Their Others,” at the Hotel Vandivort on 1-3 June, 2017. Several scholars of Buddhism from around the country gathered to discuss new works in Theravāda … [Read more...] about Religious Studies Hosts Theravāda Buddhism Conference
Space, Memory, and Conversation: From the Biblical World to the Classrooms of Today As part of the University of Tennessee Department of Religious Studies' 50th Anniversary, Professor Victor H. Matthews, Dean of Missouri State University's College of Humanities and Public Affairs, and Professor of Religious Studies, will present a lecture, "Space, Memory, and Conversation: … [Read more...] about Space, Memory, and Conversation: CHPA Dean to Speak at U of Tennessee