February 15, 2011 § 1 Comment
A special Religious Studies lecture:
‘Society without God? Religion and the Study of Religion in Norway’
Professor Ingvild Sælid Gilhus, University of Bergen
Wednesday 16 February at 4pm in the School of Divinity, Martin Hall, New College
Ingvild Sælid Gilhus is Professor of the History of Religions in the Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion at the University of Bergen. She is also Vice-president of the International Association for the History of Religions.
Her research interests lie in religions in Late Antiquity, in contemporary ‘New Age’ phenomena, and in theories and methods in the History of Religions.
This is an excellent chance to hear about the study of contemporary religion in one of our nearest Scandinavian neighbours.
All are warmly invited
February 7, 2011 § Leave a Comment
KING JAMES VERSION SEMINARS – ABERDEEN
The Department of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen has organised a public lecture series to mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. There are six lectures, all given by specialists in the field, examining the theological, political and sociological context of the KJV, its place in Scottish history and its contributions to English literature. Lectures begin 1 March 2011 and are held in the King’s College Conference Centre.
Full information: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/king-james-bible/
EVENTS IN EDINBURGH
Three events here at UoE that you may not have spotted:
(Taken from the IASH bulletin board – http://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/bullbrd.html )
Thu. 10 Feb.
Trevor Griffiths (University of Edinburgh):
“Never on a Sunday? Scotland, Cinema and the Sabbath, 1896-1950″
Scottish History Seminar 5.15 pm, Room G.16, Doorway 4, Old Medical School Quad, Teviot Place
Fri. 25 Feb.
David Fergusson, Liz Bondi, Gavin Miller and Steve Sutcliffe (University of Edinburgh):
“Theology and Therapy in Scotland: an interdisciplinary discussion of an oral history project”
Celtic & Scottish Studies 1.10 pm, Conference Room, 1st Floor, 27 George Square
Wed. 23 Mar.
Owen Dudley Edwards (Edinburgh):
“Modern Scottish Catholicism: A Reappraisal”
Scottish Church History Society 4.00 pm, Senate Room, Free Church College
February 1, 2011 § 1 Comment
You are invited to ‘THE WORLD OF ISLAM AND THE WEST’, a panel event introduced by the Principal, Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea, and with contributions from the Directors of all six of the Alwaleed Centres worldwide, namely Prof John Esposito (Georgetown University), Prof Roy Mottahedeh (Harvard University), Dr Robert Myers (American University of Beirut), Dr Jerry Leach (American University in Cairo), Prof Yasir Suleiman (University of Cambridge) and Prof Hugh Goddard.
Where: the Playfair Library of Old College from 17.30 – 19.00
When: on Tuesday 8th March, with a drinks reception afterwards.
The event is free, but in order to help the organisers to keep track of numbers, please register at
Click on this link to see the poster: Islam and the West