Events in Religion at Otago
Religion Seminar, Semester 1, 2015
In semester 1, the Religion seminar will again take the form of a reading group. The book under discussion will be Justin Thomas McDaniel, The Lovelorn Ghost & the Magical Monk (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. The reading group will meet fortnightly, at 1pm in room 4C11 in the Arts Building, and all are welcome to join the discussions. The first discussion will be preceded by a short introduction to the book by Ben Schonthal. For further information please contact the convenor of the reading group, Will Sweetman.
|27 Mar||pp. 23-71||1. Monks and Kings|
|24 Apr||pp. 72-120||2. Texts and Magic|
|8 May||pp. 121-160||3. Rituals and Liturgies|
|22 May||pp. 161-230||4. Art and Objects & Conclusion|
Religion Seminar, Semester 2, 2015
In semester 2, 2015, the Religion seminar takes the form of a speaker series. All seminars meet at 1pm in room 4C11 in the Arts Building, and all are welcome to join the discussions.
For further information on the Religion seminar series please contact Ben Schonthal.
Keziah Wallis, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, University of Otago
"Beyond Buddhism: the role of spirit cult in Burmese religion"
Dr. Majid Daneshgar, Theology & Religion, University of Otago
"Divination by the Qurʾān: From the Middle East to the Malay World"
Dr. Sin Wen Lau, Chinese Programme, University of Otago
Dr Jamin Halberstadt, Psychology, University of Otago
"Scaring the bejesus into people: Religious belief and its role in managing implicit and explicit death anxiety"
"Islam in Asia" Speaker Series, Semester 2, 2015
In semester 2, 2015, the Religion programme will host a series of public talks by international scholars on the theme of Islam in Asia. The series is made possible by the Centre for the Study of Islam and Muslim Cultures. Details will be posted shortly.
For further information on the speaker series please contact Ben Schonthal.