The groundhog has predicted another six weeks of winter, but Spring Quarter will arrive, and with it courses including "The Discovery of Paganism," "Gender, Power, and Religion in Early Medieval Europe," and "Religious Diversity as a Philosophical Problem."
Claudia Rapp, University of Vienna, will present a public lecture entitled "Saint Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai and its Hidden Manuscript Treasures."
Professor Esra Özyürek of the London School of Economics and Political Science will present a public lecture entitled "Wrong Emotions for the Holocaust: Invisible Contributions of the Turkish- and Arab-Germans to the Cosmopolitan Memory Culture."
Jamil Khoury (AMRS'92) has been selected by the Diversity Leadership Council to receive the 2017 Diversity Leadership Award for University of Chicago Alumni. Read more.
Daisy Machado (PhD 1996, History of Christianity), Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary, will deliver the Dean's Seminar in the Craft of Teaching Friday, January 27.
Coming up this quarter in Swift Hall ...
Winter Quarter 2017 course offerings – including "Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism in 20th Century America: Interpretations," "Idolatry: Historical and Modern Perspectives," and "Sovereignty, Intimacy and the Body" – are now available.
Every quarter our student-run coffeeshop, Grounds of Being, runs a "battle of the gods" – with the winner determined by patron tips. This quarter our battle features the "divine feminine," godly women from a variety of traditions. Come to the coffeeshop (armed with your cash) and vote for the divine feminine of your choice!
Willemien Otten, Professor of Theology and the History of Christianity, has been invited to be the 2017 Tipton Visiting Distinguished Chair at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Mark I. Wallace (PhD Theology,‘86), Professor of Religion at Swarthmore College, will deliver our Autumn Dean’s Seminar in the Craft of Teaching.