"Translation," says Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School, "is the basis of all other scholarship. The very first thing you do when you study another culture is to learn the language and learn to translate the most important works in it.
Our Wednesday Lunch program continues on February 4th with Chad Broughton on "Boom, Bust, Exodus." Email
Our Wednesday Lunch program continues with Demond Drummer.
Join the University of Chicago in celebrating diversity and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual MLK Celebration. See more information, including the live webcast, on the University's MLK Day page.
Our Wednesday Lunch program begins again. Learn about the basics of Islamic Law from Islamic Studies doctoral student Timothy Gutmann.
The University of Chicago Divinity School is pleased to recognize that William Schweiker, the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics, is serving as vice president for the Society of Christian Ethics and will serve as president in 2015-16. The Divinity School invites alumni and friends to attend a reception held during the SCE’s annual meeting:
The University of Chicago Divinity School has launched a two-year, interdisciplinary project aimed at understanding what it means to enhance life and how the human aspiration for a better life can be fulfilled.
The 521st Convocation will be held on Friday, December 12th, 2014.
A new issue of History of Religions, edited by Divinity School faculty and published by the University of Chicago Press, is now available.
Circa was founded in 1992 as the dean's newsletter; it reports on community developments -- recent faculty awards, new additions to our faculty, enrollment and convocations, an update from our Ministry program, and more.