EVENTS

Calendar

Sep
20
Fri
Religious Studies Welcome Reception
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm

Friday, September 20th, 12:00pm

Wells Hall B-Wing Atrium

 

 

 

Sep
23
Mon
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities Student Meet and Greet @ B342 Wells Hall
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities Student Meet and Greet @ B342 Wells Hall | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Students currently in the GSAH major or minor, and any other student interested in Global Studies:

  • Learn about the degree options in Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities.
  • Meet other students, the advisor, the program director, and faculty.
  • Meet comic book artists and authors John Jennings and Stacy Robinson.
  • Enjoy snacks and pick up MSU swag.

Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities has partnered with Professor Julian Chambliss who is bringing to MSU the creators of Black Kirby. John Jennings and Stacy Robinson will do a brief presentation on their work at the student meet and greet. Read about their visit to MSU here:

https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2019/visiting-artists-scholars-to-focus-on-race-gender-and-power-in-afrofuturism/

After the discussion with Jennings and Robinson, Kate Rendi, the GSAH student advisor, and Professor Salah Hassan, the GSAH Program Director, will lead an informal advising session on our Global Studies degrees.

This event is open to all students and faculty

“How Frontier Jews Made American Judaism” @ Wells Hall, B-342
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The first mass migration in American Jewish history took place in the nineteenth century, during the era of westward expansion and manifest destiny. Dr. Rabin will discuss the experience of these Jewish migrants, focusing on the eclectic forms of religious life that they developed and what they can tell us about American Judaism in the twenty-first century.

Shari Rabin is currently Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion at Oberlin College. She is the author of Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America (New York University Press, 2017), which won the National Jewish Book Award in American Jewish Studies and was a finalist for the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. Shari received a PhD in religious studies from Yale University in 2015.

Oct
3
Thu
Cornbelt Catholicism
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm

“Cornbelt Catholicism” with Dr. Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Professor at University of Iowa

Thursday, October 3rd, 7:00pm, Lake Huron Room, MSU Union

Oct
4
Fri
Nothing Compares to Sinead O’Connor: Religion, Music, and Popular Culture
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A conversation with Religious Studies faculty members and undergraduate students.

REL faculty members: Dr. Amy DeRogatis, Dr. Mohammad Khalil, Dr. David Stowe, and Dr. Morgan Shipley

Friday, October 4th, 12:00pm, A306 Wells Hall

Nov
14
Thu
Meditation and Consciousness: How Not to React @ Human Ecology Building, Room 300
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm

Did you know anxiety is now widely reported to be the number one challenge for college students? Little wonder, with all the stressors today! In one recent study, 97% of students reported technological distractions in and beyond the classroom. In this series of three one-hour workshops, you’ll learn and start to use practical techniques for mastering anxiety and distraction.

Secular Meditation Workshops: Being Present

Thursday November, 14th, 2019 7 p.m
300 Human Ecology Building, 1st Floor Seminar Room

Nov
15
Fri
GSAH Global Perspectives Series – Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
GSAH Global Perspectives Series - Symposium @ College of Law Castle Board Room | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

10:00am – Symposium, “Toward an Expansive Definition of Genocide” – John Cox, UNC Charlotte

11:00am – “Can the Spanish Genocide Speak?” – Scott Boehm, Michigan State University

12:00pm – Roundtable Discussion

  • Almudena Carracedo, Film Director
  • John Cox, UNC Charlotte
  • Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College
  • Cristina Moreiras-Menor, University of Michigan
  • Joseba Gabilonda, Michigan State University
Film screening: The Silence of Others – GSAH Symposium @ B122 Wells Hall
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nov
18
Mon
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime @ Room 303 International Center | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Shinto in Contemporary Japan: From Basic Teachings to Anime

From core principles to the ways Shinto is practiced today, this talk will address shrines for sports, fertility and protection from STDs, appropriation by popular culture (such as in anime and advertisements), and new spirituality movements including the power spot boom.

 

Dr. Stephen Covell

Chair of the Department of Comparative Religion and the Mary Meader Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Dr. Covell was the founding director of WMU’s Soga Japan Center and has published widely on Buddhism and other Japanese religious topics.

 

 

Sponsored by the Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities, IAH Connecting Pedagogy and Practice Fund, Department of Religious Studies, Asian Studies Center, and MSU Japan Council.