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Spring-Summer courses offered in Religious Studies

From learning how to become a critical consumers of news to the lighter side of religion. The Religious Studies Department has some great courses that will to keep you interested from first class to last.

Apr 25, 2017

The Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls as Evidence of a Second-Temple Period Literary Movement

Video: Daniel Machiela guest lecture in Bar-Ilan University and Hebrew University.

Apr 13, 2017

"We have made you into nations and tribes that you may know one another" A verse of the Quran and Western Errors

The Annual Global Islam Lecture and the Department of Religious Studies welcome Dr. Lynda Clarke from Concordia University on Wednesday March 22, 2017. Talk will be held in HSC 1A6 at 7:30 p.m.

Mar 06, 2017

'Glitter Ash Wednesday' a symbol of negotiation between sexuality, faith

What happens when you a take a centuries old religious ritual and add a bit of sparkle?

Feb 28, 2017

Study at Hebrew University

Bursary opportunity for graduate & undergraduate students. Application deadline March 15, 2017 | The Canadian Friends of Hebrew University (CFHU), with matching funds from the Ontario Student Opportunities Trust Fund (OSOTF), has established a Bursary for McMaster University students to study for a summer, semester, or academic year at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Feb 15, 2017

Visiting Speaker | Fumi Yao

Thurs., March 9, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., University Hall (UH) room, 122, Fumi Yao will give a paper with the title: “Re-encountering old materials through a new discovery: the emergence of another Sanskrit manuscript of the Bhaiṣajyavastu.”

Feb 14, 2017

Visiting Speaker | Eve-Marie Becker

Wed., March 8, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in University Hall (UH), room 122 Dr. Eve-Marie Becker will give a paper called "Beyond History: How the Fourth Gospel Transcends Ancient Historiography"

Feb 14, 2017

Minor in Muslim Studies now available to undergrads at McMaster

McMaster undergraduate students from all Faculties now have the option of taking a minor in Muslim studies.

Feb 06, 2017

Colloquia and Visiting Speakers: 'Crossing the Dharmascape: Mindfulness and Insight Practice in Burma and America'

Dr. Erik Braun, University of Virginia. Fri., Jan. 27, 2017 at 4:00pm. Location: UH 122

Jan 18, 2017

Curating between hope and despair | Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

The Department of Religious Studies hosts Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the Core Exhibition at POLIN Museum and University Professor Emerita of Performance Studies at New York University, Thurs., Jan. 12, 2017, 7 to9 p.m., Great Hall, University Club

Dec 11, 2016

In Memoriam

On Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016 members of the McMaster community gathered to honour the life and academic contributions, and to share memories of our much loved former Religious Studies faculty member, Gérard Vallée (Aug. 12, 1933 – Oct. 15, 2016)

Nov 10, 2016

Colloquia and Visiting Speakers: 'Buddhism in Court: A Case Study of Puguang Nunnery in Dunhuang'

Dr. Cuilan Liu, Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in The University of Toronto. Thurs., Dec. 15, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Location: UH 122

Nov 04, 2016

Colloquia and Visiting Speakers: "Fundamentalist vs. Fundamentalist: An Islamist Critique of ISIS"

Public Lecture Dr. Sherman Jackson Harry Lyman Hooker Distinguished Visiting Professor. Mon., Oct. 17, 2016, 7:30 p.m., in HSC 1A6

Oct 17, 2016

News from the Religious Studies Chair May 2016

2016 President's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching and Learning, Publications, Conference Papers and Invited Talks, Graduate Student Publications and Presentations, Alumni News

May 31, 2016

News from the Religious Studies Chair March 2016

Conference Papers and Invited Talks, Graduate Student Appointments, Graduate Student Presentations

Mar 31, 2016

News from the Religious Studies Chair February 2016

50th Anniversary, Presentations, Graduate Student Presentations, Alumni News

Feb 29, 2016