WONDER AND THE NATURAL WORLD: A Call for Grant Proposals

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CALL FOR GRANT PROPOSALS: Symposia, workshops, performances, and seminar series for departments, institutes, and research centers at all IU campuses Deadline for submission: June 15, 2015 Awards announced by mid-July 2015 The IU Consortium for the Study of Religion, Ethics, and Society (CSRES) announces a grant competition on the theme of Wonder and the Natural […]

Dr. Stephen Selka presents “Mapping the Moral in African Diaspora Tourism in Brazil”

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At 12:00pm on April, 30th the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute will host Dr. Stephen Selka.  His lecture will explore African diaspora tourism in Bahia, Brazil, particularly African American “pilgrimages” to the Afro-Catholic festival of Our Lady of the Good Death (or simply Boa Morte) celebrated every August by women of African descent involved with the Afro-Brazilian religion of […]

Taylor Symposium at IUPUI shares city’s religious diversity through performances

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The practice of one’s religion isn’t limited to beliefs and sacred texts, according to contemporary religious studies scholars. The 2015 Joseph T. Taylor Symposium at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis offers participants the opportunity to explore Indianapolis’ religious diversity through performances inherent in the practices of various religious groups. The symposium, “Encountering Religions Through Performance,” takes […]

Lecture: Andrea Jain, “Selling Yoga: From Counterculture to Pop Culture”

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January 21, 2015 | 12:00-1:00 Location: IUPUI University Library, Room 4115P Free tickets available below Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga […]

IUPUI professor’s new book examines ‘Islam in the African Diaspora’

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A new book by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professor Edward Curtis examines Islam in the global African diaspora, showing the many ways Islam is practiced by people of African descent while looking at the ways those practices have been influenced by their experience and interpretation of diaspora. Bilal, whose mother was Ethiopian, is the historical […]

Consecrating Science Wonder, Ethics, and the New Cosmology: a Roundtable with Dr. Lisa Sideris

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What is the role of wonder in contemporary environmental discourse? Come join Dr. Lisa Sideris on Friday, December 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the IUPUI University Library, Room 4115P, as she examines a constellation of movements referred to as the New Story/Universe Story/Epic of Evolution/Big History—forms of science-based ecospirituality that have emerged in recent decades. […]

Call for Nominations: Max Planck Research Award

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Excellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities who are expected to continue producing outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration – not least with the assistance of this award – are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck Research Award. On an annually-alternating basis, the call for nominations addresses areas within the natural and engineering […]