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Classics & World Religions Celebrates Student Achievements

Ohio University Classics & World Religions faculty, students, and staff gathered virtually by Zoom video chat for the department’s annual Awards Ceremony on May 1, 2020, to look back on the year’s highlights, honor graduating seniors, and recognize scholarship recipients.  The event was conducted by first-year Chair Brian Collins. Students […]

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Posted on 05/15/2020

Teach In | India, the Citizenship Act and Settler Colonialism in Kashmir, Feb. 19

Kashmir Photo of women running from conflictA Teach-In about what’s happening in India, the Citizenship Act, and Settler Colonialism in Kashmir is Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Bentley 132. The Teach-In will feature Dr. Brian Collins, Associate Professor of World Religions, Dr. Haley Duschinski, Director of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and Associate Professor […]

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Posted on 02/01/2020

Foraging Societies in Pleistocene North America, Sept. 26 | Economic and Political Networks in Mesopotamia, Sept. 27

Dr. Henry WrightDr. Henry T. Wright — whose work spans many continents, from studying the first hunter-gatherer populations in eastern North America to the formation of state-level societies in the Near East, China and Madagascar — brings his research interests together in two talks at Ohio University. He discusses “Foraging Societies in […]

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Posted on 09/01/2019

Lecture | Islam & the Arab Uprisings, March 7

Loren Lybarger , portraitDr. Loren Lybarger will lecture on “Islam & the Arab Uprisings” on Thursday, March 7, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Museum. Lybarger, Associate Professor of Classics and World Religion and Director of Islamic Studies, will survey the different types of religious movements and politics that manifested during and […]

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Posted on 03/01/2019

Screening of ‘The Judge,’ First Female Sharia Judge in Palestine, Feb. 5

Kholoud al-Faqih, portrait, looking out window A film screening of “The Judge” is free and open to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. in Bentley 124. The documentary features Kholoud al-Faqih, the first female Sharia (Islamic law) judge in Palestine, who is appointed to a court in Ramallah in the West Bank. To […]

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Posted on 02/01/2019

Inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture | Crossing Borders: The Many Lives of Henry Box Brown, Nov. 27

Martha J. Cutter, portraitDr. Martha J. Cutter delivers the inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture, given in honor of Dr. Amritjit Singh, Ohio University Langston Hughes Professor of English and African American Studies, on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 3:30 p.m. in the Baker Multicultural Center, Room 219. Cutter, Professor of English and Africana Studies at […]

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Posted on 11/01/2018

Tashi Kyil Monks to Create Sand Mandala, Opening Ceremony Oct. 11

Tashi Kyil monks mandala creation opening ceremony on Oct. 11 at 2 pm in the Baker Center fifth floor Atrium Lounge.Monks from Labrang Tashi Kyil Monastery in Dehra Dun, India are touring the United States to educate the public about the culture and religion of Tibet and raise much needed funds for their monastery. This tour, in partnership with the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and its Kumbum Chamtse-Ling Monastery in […]

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Posted on 10/01/2018

Songs of the Loom: Reading Kabir, Singing Kabir, Oct. 18

“Songs of the Loom: Reading Kabir, Singing Kabir,” a talk by Professor Madhu Singh from the University of Lucknow in India, is Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7.15 p.m. in Bentley 120. A great mystic from the 15th century, Kabir was poet and mystic who saw God as nirakar (formless), nirgun (without attributes), and niranjan (absolutely pure and flawless). He […]

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Posted on 10/01/2018

Alumni & Friends Sneak Peek of Renovated Ellis Hall, Oct. 20

New student learning space in Ellis Hall. Rendering showing students seated and walking.Alumni and friends are invited for an insiders’ look at the newly renovated Ellis Hall during Homecoming weekend, on Saturday, Oct. 20, after the parade. RSVP for the Friends of Ellis Tour. Stop by the front entrance to Ellis on University Terrace for a guided tour of new student study […]

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Posted on 10/01/2018

Middle East & North Africa Studies Announces Fall 2018 Events

The Middle East & North Africa Studies Certificate program seeks to provide the Ohio University and Athens communities with an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and contemporary dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While the bulk of its efforts are focused on the undergraduate certificate in Middle East […]

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Posted on 09/03/2018