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Islam in Europe & America: Day 1

May 04, 2011
12:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Room C198

Please note: The conference is open to all; registration is recommended via email to Day 1: May 4th, 2011 – Conference Brochure 12:45pm Opening remarks Provost and Distinguished Professor of History Chase Robinson and Bryan Turner, Director of the Religion Committee and Presidential Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center Room C198 1:00pm-2:45pm Jocelyne Cesari […]

Islam in Europe & America: Day 2

May 05, 2011
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Skylight Room

Day 2: May 5th, 2011 – Conference Brochure 10:00am-11:30am Saba Mahmood (Sociocultural Anthropology, UC-Berkeley) Workshop: “Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech.” Room 5307 12:30pm-1:00pm Bryan Turner (Presidential Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center) “Sharia, Religious Tribunals and Legal Pluralism.” Skylight Room 1:00pm-2:45pm Jose Casanova (Sociology, Georgetown University) “Muslim Immigrants and Islam across the […]

Islam in Europe & America: Day 3

May 06, 2011
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Room 5307

Day 3: May 6th, 2011 – Conference Brochure 10:00am-11:30am: Danièle Hervieu- Léger (Sociology, L‟ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) Workshop: “Religion as a Chain of Memory.” Room 5307

MUSLIM ZION by Faisal Devji

MUSLIM ZION by Faisal Devji

September 27, 2011
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre

Faisel Devji is interested in the political thought of modern Islam as well as in the transformation of liberal categories and democratic practice in South Asia. Devji’s broader concerns are with ethics and violence in a globalized world, particularly with the thought and practices of Mahatma Gandhi, who was among the earliest and perhaps most perceptive commentator on this predicament of our times.

Thomas Csordas: Hammering the Devil with Prayer

February 27, 2013
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Committee for the Study of Religion

Wednesday, 27th February brings Thomas Csordas to the Religion Committee, to speak on Hammering the Devil with Prayer: The Contemporary Resurgence of Exorcism. As usual, we will meet from 12.30-2pm in room 5307 of the Graduate Center, and coffee and cookies will be served.


May 03, 2013
11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Room 9206/9207

While the word ‘apocalypse’ points to the idea of a revelation (of Truth) leading to a new dispensation, and the idea of catastrophe in Greek drama referred to the turning point in the unfolding of a drama, the modern secular meaning of catastrophe is associated with the notion of total disaster from which no revelation is necessarily disclosed and from which no escape is envisioned. The colonization of North America involved a violent conflict with Native Americans resulting in both physical and cultural destruction. Our symposium will explore catastrophe in Native American history within the framework of land, dispossession, and imagination.

Religion and the Body Seminar

Religion and the Body Seminar

August 28, 2013
12:30 pm
Committee for the Study of Religion

Religion and the Body Seminar All seminars during the Fall 2013 semester occur on Wednesdays, 12.30-2pm in the Study of Religion Suite, Room 5307, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. The theme for this year’s seminars is Religion and the Body. Fall 2013 CALENDAR: RELIGION AND THE BODY The full calendar including weekly themes […]