Quincy D. Newell, Head
Ross Hall, Room 122
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Mon., February 17, 2014, Dr. Matthew Grey from Brigham Young University spoke on the excavations of the synagogue at Huqoq and its mosaics.
Tues., February 4, 2014, Dr. Neeman.
Thurs., January 30, 2014, Dr. Christine Thomas from the University of California-Santa Barbara presented "Finding Paul in the Landscape of the Ancient City: Urban Space at Ephesos, Real and Imagined"
Thurs., January 23, 2014, Dr. Marc Shapiro from the University of Scranton presented "Academic Integrity in the Teaching of Religion: Did the Rabbis Lie About Their Sources?"9/19/13-9/2013 Goode Symposium
Sponsored by the Goode Family Excellence Fund in Humanities, Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research, and Gladys Crane Film Fund
Tues., March 5, 2013
Dr. Quincy Newell of UW Religious Studies, presented "Marginal Mormons: Race and Religious Identity in the Noneteenth-Century Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints"
Abstract: The conventional wisdom is that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is and always has been almost entirely white. However, both African Americans and Native Americans have formed a part of the church since its founding in the nineteenth century. This talk explores some of the ways in which race and religious experience shaped one another for some of these early non-white Mormons.
Mon., January 28, 2013
Dr. June McDaniel of Charleston University, presented "When Many Gods Become One God: Indonesia & the Unity of the World Religions"
October 7 - 31, 2012
Manifold Greatness Exhibit.
Tues., September 25, 2012
Dr. Steven Prothero of Boston University
Tues., February 28, 2012
Dr. Tyler Roberts of Grinnell College, presented “Evaluating Place of Religion in the Humanities Today”
Abstract: Based on research from his book, Encountering Religion: Responsibility and Criticism After Secularism, (Columbia University Press, forthcoming), Dr. Roberts discusses where the study of religion stands in the Humanities today, the ground-breaking shifts that have taken place in the discipline of Religious Studies, and what the humanistic study of religion potentially offers to the social sciences.
Thurs., Nov 3, 2011
Dr. Sidnie Crawford, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, presented "The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible: What the Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal about Scripture's Fluidity and the Old Testament Canon,"
Abstract: The Dead Sea Scrolls have revolutionized our understanding of how the Bible came to be. Although previous generations of scholars were able to draw a sharp distinction between “Biblical” and “non-Biblical” Jewish writings—and attempt to recover the “original text” of scripture, we now know that to be impossible. This presentation will examine the new evidence from the Scrolls for how the text of the Biblical books reached its present form, using examples from the Dead Sea Scrolls. It will also guide us through the process of the canonization of Jewish scripture, explaining how the books that make up the Jewish Bible (the Christian Old Testament) were chosen.
The Fragmentation of Reality: Joseph Smith's Radical Remedy presented by Dr. Phil Barlow of Utah State University
Professor Xu Xin of Diane and Guildford Glazer Institute of Jewish Studies at Nanjing University presented two talks
The Clock and the Compass: Steering Toward Zion presented by Dr. Laurie Maffly-Kipp of UNC-Chapel Hill
Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography, 1935 - 1943presented by Dr. Colleen McDannell of the University of Utah
Nobody Knows: The Untold Story of Black Mormons. Film screening and discussion with producers Darius Gray and Margaret Blair Young
From Galatia to Ghana: The Racial Dynamic in Mormon History. Lecture by Armand L. Mauss
Promises and Perils: American Indian Religions in the Academy. Public Forum featuring Dr. Ines Talamantez and Dr. Donald Fixico a
The Metaphysical Reality of American Indian History presented by Dr. Donald Fixico
Female Rites of Passage: Initiating Apache Girls to the World of Spiritual and Cultural Values presented by Dr. Ines Talamantez
Jan Shipps, "Locating Mormonism on the American Religious Landscape"
October 5th at 7:00 p.m. in the UW Education Auditorium.
Wendy Doniger, "Creation Myths in Hinduism"
December 4th at 5:00 p.m. in the Agriculture Auditorium
Richard Bushman, "Joseph Smith's Place in History"
March 2nd at 7:00 p.m., Fine Arts Concert Hall