Date posted: May 10th, 2018
RLGN 245: GODS, MONSTERS, and MACHINES: FROM FRANKENSTEIN TO WESTWORLD and BEYOND
Date posted: May 9th, 2018
Ratner Family Lecture delivered by Dr. Albert J. Raboteau on April 11, 2018 now available for viewing at Balm in Gilead: Memory, Mourning, and Healing in African American Autobiography
Date posted: April 17th, 2018
Dr. Joy R. Bostic, and the other award winners, will be recognized at the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Annual Diversity Achievement Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A. During the luncheon, members of the CWRU community will be recognized for their contributions to enhancing and promoting diversity and inclusion on campus. The luncheon is free and open to the CWRU community.
Date posted: April 13th, 2018
Dr. Joy R. Bostic will present the paper, “The Lemonade Class, Kendrick Lamar, and Afrofuturism from P-Funk to Get Out: Emancipatory Pedagogies and Black Cultural Production” at the Africa and Global Atlantic World Conference at Kent State University, Friday, April 13. She has also been invited to present the paper “Hip Hop, God Complexes, and Complex Gods” at the Spiritual but not Religious: Past, Present, Future(s) Conference at Harvard Divinity School’s’ Center for the Study of World Religions Center on Saturday, April 14th.
Date posted: April 12th, 2018
Timothy Beal, Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, will be presenting at Cyberinfrastructure Day 2018 on “Neural Machine Translation of Classic Texts, And Other Adventures of a HPC Newb from the Humanities” at 9:00 am on Friday, April 13, in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium. https://case.edu/utech/research-computing/ci-day-2018/
Date posted: March 26th, 2018
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE SPRING 2018 RATNER FAMILY LECTURE IN RELIGION at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Distinguished Lecturer: Albert J. Raboteau
Emeritus Professor of Religion, Princeton University
“Balm in Gilead: Memory, Mourning, and Healing in African American Autobiography”
Wednesday, April 11 at 4:30 pm
Tinkham Veale University Center Ballroom C
Reception to Follow
Date posted: March 19th, 2018
Could what we learn from the Freedman Fellows’ Sexual Assault Kit Initiative reduce the number of rape cases in the future?
Could an application, created by a Freedman Fellow, uncover new biblical meanings in the Hebrew Book of Genesis? …Read more.
Date posted: March 5th, 2018
Dr. Justine Howe was recently awarded an American Academy of Religion Individual Research grant to support her new book project, Muslim Students and the Making of American Islam.
Date posted: March 2nd, 2018
The Minor in African and African American Studies was approved by the Board of Trustees at its 2018 February meeting. While the program will be officially launched in the fall semester of 2018, students can begin enrolling in classes for the minor this spring. The Founding Director for the African and African American Studies minor is Joy R. Bostic. Dr. Bostic is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies where the new program will be housed. Professor Bostic would like to thank the students who have been a part of the #WeBelongHere movement, especially Andrea Doe and Arik Stewart whose efforts helped to mobilize students and sparked a renewed call to establish a stand-alone program in African and African American Studies; Marilyn Mobley, Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity who took up the students call and organized faculty discussions that contributed to the development of a formal proposal; Drs. Mobley and Cassi Pittman who served on the proposal subcommittee; the Department of Religious Studies for its enthusiastic support for establishing the program; and the Dean’s Office of the College, College and University committee and subcommittee members as well as departmental chairs and program directors who provided feedback and support during the proposal process.
Date posted: February 23rd, 2018
Dr. Joy Bostic will lead a workshop entitled The Lemonade Class: Womanist Pedagogy and Black Popular Cultures at the Trailblazers 2018: Beyond the Temple Door There is no Promised Land at Union Theological Seminary in New York City on Saturday, February 24.