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Religious Studies 50th Anniversary

50/50:"The First Fifty Years, The Next Fifty Years"

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The Vanderbilt University Religious Studies Department was established in 1969, therefore the 2019-2020 Academic Year marks the 50th Anniversary of our department! Throughout the course of the 2019-2020 academic year, the Religious Studies Department will be organizing various programming with the objective of celebrating the trailblazing scholarship of alumni, highlighting the department's commitment to innovative, socially-relevant work in the field and beyond, and educating the Vanderbilt community - particularly undergraduates - about who we are, the types of questions we investigate, and the enduring relevance of our field in the current sociopolitical climate.

The various programs of this 50th Anniversary celebration include: