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Conferences, Lectures, & Campus Events

Networks and Religious Difference in Asian Buddhist Traditions
3-4 April 2015
Vanderbilt University
The Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 129
Sponsored by the Fant Fund, Office of the Dean, the College of Arts and Science; Department of Religious Studies; Department of History of Art; and the Asian Studies Program.
For more information, please visit the workshop homepage.

Transnational and Local Networks of Pilgrimage
19-21 March 2015
Vanderbilt University
216/220 Sarratt Student Center
Sponsored by The Fant Fund, the College of Arts & Science, and the Department of Religious Studies.
For more information, please visit the workshop homepage.


Veritas Forum
"Encountering Evil: Vanderbilt Faculty Discuss Suffering"
18 February 2015
Vanderbilt University
Langford Auditorium
Moderator: Paul Lim
Panelists: Scott Aikin, Sandra Barnes, Nancy Lin, Keith Meador, David Weintraub
For more information, click here.

*Cancelled due to inclement weather; may be rescheduled for a later date.


Nancy L. Clark
Nelson Mandela Memorial Lecture
3 February 2015
Vanderbilt University
Community Room, Jean & Alexander Heard Library
Sponsored by the Vanderbilt University Office of the Provost.
For more information, click here.
Muslims Negotiating Modernities:
Divergent Political and Legal Systems, Technology, Gender, Minorities, and Environment.
18-20 September 2014
Vanderbilt University
216/220 Sarratt Student Center
Sponsored by The Fant Fund, the College of Arts & Sciences,
and the Department of Religious Studies
For more information, please visit the workshop homepage.
Religion and National Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
11-12 April 2014
Vanderbilt University
301F Garland Hall
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies,
the Department of History, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Fant Fund.
For more information, please visit the workshop homepage.
Rana Dasgupta
Seeing the World From Delhi: 
A Discussion on Writing from the Post-Western World
26 March 2014
12:10 PM
189 Sarratt Student Center
Sponsored by the Curb Center, Asian Studies Program, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, the Department of English, and the Department of Religious Studies.
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Rana Dasgupta
Global Folktales: Toyko, Bulgaria, Delhi
A literary conversation with Ben Tran, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English
25 March 2014
4:00 PM
Yamada Room
Curb Center for Art Enterprise, and Public Policy
Sponsored by the Curb Center, Asian Studies Program, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, the Department of English, and the Department of Religious Studies.
Genres of the Imaginaire:
How Creativity Mediates Islam through Local Vernaculars
13-15 February 2014
Vanderbilt University
216/220 Sarratt Student Center
Sponsored by The Fant Fund, the College of Arts & Sciences, 
and the Department of Religious Studies
For more information, please visit the workshop homepage.
In God's Land/ Kadavulin Nilathi
Film Screening and Discussion
29 October, 2013
201 Alumni Hall 
Sponsored by Department of History, Asian Studies Program, Department of Religious Studies.
For more information, please visit the University calendar.
Reconsidering the Non-Muslin Other:
Internal and External Religious Differentiation Prior to 1800
26-28 October 2013
Vanderbilt University
325/327 Sarratt Student Center
Sponsored by The Fant Fund, the College of Arts & Sciences, 
and the Department of Religious Studies
For more information, please visit the workshop homepage.
Reading Communities, Reading Scripture, Reading Responsibly:
A Symposium in Honor of Daniel Patte
Saturday, 6 April 2013

Vanderbilt University
129 Divinity School
For more information, please visit the symposium homepage.
Buddhism After the Tsunami
The Souls of Zen 3/11 Japan Special 
Film Screening and Discussion
Monday, 11 March 2013
4:30 PM
203 Cohen Memorial Hall
Panelist include Helen Auer, Yoshikuni Igarashi,
Bryan Lowe, and Takashi Suzuki
Sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies,
Asian Studies Program, and the Center for U.S. -
Japan Studies and Cooperation
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Religious Negotiations at the Boundaries
22-23 February 2013
Vanderbilt University
301F Garland Hall

Sponsored by The Fant Fund, the College of Arts & Sciences,
and the Department of Religious Studies
For more information, please visit the workshop homepage.
Jimmy Yu
Department of Religion, Florida State University
"Buddhist Blood Writing and Agency in Early Modern China"
Colloquium on Religious History
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Tillet Faculty Lounge

Sponsored by Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and the
Department of Religious Studies
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Julia K. Murray
University of Wisconsin
"The Cult of Confucius and the Shrine of His Robe and Cap"
Norman L. & Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture Series
Thursday, 8 November 2012
4:10 – 5:30 PM
203 Cohen Memorial Hall
Sponsored by the Department of the History of Art and
Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program
and the Department of Religious Studies
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