Courses

The live course offerings available for registration each quarter is published as the Schedule of Classes, with information such as class meeting dates, times, locations, instructors, and more. Registration for courses will take place through my.UChicago, the student self-service application. Please note: the schedule is subject to change.

Courses

The live course offerings available for registration each quarter is published as the Schedule of Classes, with information such as class meeting dates, times, locations, instructors, and more. Registration for courses will take place through my.UChicago, the student self-service application. Please note: the schedule is subject to change.

Yiftach Ofek

My dissertation project, “The ‘New Jew’ of Zionist Historiography”, explores the views of three of the most influential historians of the Jewish people in the twentieth century – Yitzhak Baer, Yehezkel Kaufmann, and Gershom Scholem – on human nature, and the desired character ideal for the ‘New Jew’ that would emerge in the Land of Israel as part of the Zionist project.

Héctor M. Varela Rios

My goal this year can be stated simply: to complete my dissertation. Easier said than done, though. This fellowship with the Martin Marty Center (MMC), especially due to the interdisciplinary conversations with peers and faculty, will be key to accomplishing that goal. More specifically, my dissertation deals with the intersecton between theology and artifacts (also known as material culture) around one question: how are artifacts theological?

Paride Stortini

I am honored and thrilled at becoming a Martin Marty Fellow in the academic year 2019-2020. I am looking forward to sharing my research there, learn from my peers, and being challenged to present those aspects of my research that make it valuable for a broader public, which is, in my opinion, an essential task that scholarship on religion today must be able to accomplish.

T. Scott Ferguson

I'm hugely excited to be participating in this year's Marty Seminar. My dissertation work is a historical analysis of the proofs for the existence of God; I tell the story of why the proofs took on such prominence in Descartes and afterwards and how they function within modern metaphysics, with the goal of understanding what effects their tradition continues to have on the ways we today conceive of religion.

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