Departmental Events

Fall 2014

Date/Location/Time Speaker/Event Title of Event

Wednesday, September 10
Faculty Center
6:30 pm

Jewish Studies Panel Discussion

UNCG Professors
Marc Bregman
Ellen Haskell
Asa Eger
Emily Levine
Derek Krueger, Facilitator

“Text as Art/Art as Text: Jewish Visual Encounters”

Please join us for an evening of teaching and learning with UNCG professors working in Jewish Studies. Although Jews have been called a "people of the book," Judaism also embraces a dynamic relationship with visual culture. Our panel presents Jewish encounters with text and art from the ancient through the modern period, exploring themes of religious visualization, cultural exchange, art collection, and iconoclasm.  For more information contact Dr. Ellen Haskell, Director of the Jewish Studies Program at or call the Department of Religious Studies at 336 334-5762.

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Tuesday, September 16
4-5 pm

“Religious Studies Goes to Weatherspoon”

Bill Hart
Ellen Haskell
Derek Krueger
Eugene Rogers

A Guided Visit to the Exhibition, “Shouts of Joy and Victory: Jewish and Christian Imagery from the Collection”

Discussions led by Elaine Gustafson, Curator of Collections and Professors Ellen Haskell, Gene Rogers, Bill Hart, and Derek Krueger

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Thursday, September 18th
Curry Building, Rm. 225
5-6 pm

Dr. Ali Askerov,
Assistant Professor of
Peace and Conflict Studies
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

“ISIS: A Long-Ignored or Emerging Problem?”
Sponsored by the Islamic Studies Network.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Religious Studies & the Muslim Student Association

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Thursday, October 23
Ferguson 100

Film Screening

“Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah”

Directed by Kamal Hachkar
(Co-hosted by Jewish Studies and the Islamic Studies Research Network)

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Tuesday, November 18,
Faculty Center
12-1:30 pm

Dr. William Hart,
Professor of Religious Studies

Sponsored by Human Resources and Black Faculty and Staff Association

“Afro-Eccentricity: Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion”

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Thursday, December 4
Weatherspoon Art Museum
6:30 pm

Dr. Derek Krueger
Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor
Department of Religious Studies and Program in Women's and Gender Studies

“Imaging and Imagining the Birth of Christ in Early Byzantium”

Please go to this site to find out more info about this lecture.


Thursday, February 26
Alumni House
7:30 pm

Henry Levinson Annual Lecture

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine


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Honors Induction Ceremony


12:00-3:00 pm

Senior Seminar Major Presentations

Religious Studies Majors Presentations
Majors will present their capstone projects.

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Friday, May 8, 2015
Faculty Teaching and Learning Center
1:00-3:00 pm

Religious Studies Graduation

Religious Studies Majors, their families, faculty and staff

Graduates, faculty, staff, and relatives will celebrate the May 8, 2015 graduation ceremony.  More information will be sent out later.

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