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Department of Religious Studies Annual Lectureships

Visiting Harry Lyman Hooker Professorship

Each academic year a leading scholar is invited to give a series of lectures and spend a few days in the department. Previous Visiting Hooker Professors.

Lillian and Marvin Goldblatt Lecture in Jewish Studies

An annual lecture series on topics related to Judaism. Previous Goldblatt lectures.

University of Toronto/McMaster Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program 

This program sponsors a regular series of lectures on Buddhism each academic year. Previous lectures in this series.

Sharjah Chair in Global Islam Annual Lecture 

A chair in Global Islam was established by the Amir of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, in 2008. Since 2011, several top Muslim scholars have been invited to address the Annual Global Islam Lecture. Previous lectures in this series.

The Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series

The Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series is a yearly colloquium series organized by the Hannah Chair of the Faculty of Health Sciences, jointly appointed to Religious Studies.  The series features interdisciplinary speakers in the history of medicine, the medical humanities, and religious studies.

Meyer-Schreiber Lecture Series 

(co-sponsored with the Library): this lecture series (no longer running) was devoted to topics related to Modern Judaism. Previous Lectures in this series.

Departmental Colloquia

Keep track of all the events and activities listed in our News area.  

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