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September 2017
News and Events

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01) BCSR Media | BCSR Directors on CBS, YouTube
02) September 12 | Seminars in Art and Religion | Rites of Preservation | Nira Pereg

03) Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology | Yunus Doğan Telliel
04) BCSR Courses | Highlights from Affiliated Faculty
05) October 13-14 | Ecumenical Protestantism and Post-Protestantism in the United States, 1917-2017 

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01) BCSR Media | BCSR Directors on CBS, YouTube

BCSR Media

BCSR Directors on CBS, YouTube
In June BCSR Co-Directors Jonathan Sheehan and Mark Csikszentmihalyi sat down with CBS San Francisco’s Mosaic program to discuss the role and importance of the study of religion in contemporary experience, particularly at public universities like Cal. In the wide-ranging interview, Sheehan and Csikszentmihalyi explain the genesis and evolution of religious studies at Berkeley, and the particular approaches and strengths that distinguish BCSR from other centers of academic theological inquiry. You can find the entire interview, and relevant excerpts, on BCSR's YouTube channel.
02) September 12 | Seminars in Art and Religion | Rites of Preservation | Nira Pereg

Berkeley Seminars in Art and Religion

Rites of Preservation
Nira Pereg, Video Artist
Tuesday, September 12, 6-8pm
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA


Video Showing and Discussion, with an Introduction and Response by Robert Alter

In my talk I will discuss ways in which religious rituals affect civilian protocols in Israel and Palestine.

To explore this link between ritual and routine, I will conduct a chronological overview of my work, which, in examining the connections between religious codes and everyday actions, will address different notions of the real and surreal, documentary and fiction, and the ways in which these practices relate to self-preservation and the political in the holy locations I observe... (more)


03) Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology | Yunus Dogan Telliel

Berkeley Public Theology Program

BCSR Welcomes Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Theology Yunus Doğan Telliel

Yunus Doğan Telliel is the Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Theology for the 2017-18 academic year. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He serves on the steering committees of the "Contemporary Islam" and "Science, Technology, and Religion" program units in the American Academy of Religion. At BCSR, Telliel will be working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled What is the Language of Islam?, in which he examines the politics of secularism and religious difference in Turkey, through the lenses of language and translation. He also has a long-standing interest in debates around science and religion, and will be completing an article charting possible future collaborations between science and technology studies and critical secularism studies. 
04) BCSR Courses | Highlights from Affiliated Faculty

BCSR Courses

Affiliated Faculty Offer an Array of Religion-Related Courses in the Fall
Keeping with BCSR’s interdisciplinary breadth and historical reach, this fall affiliated faculty will teach courses related to religion in fields from sociology to comparative literature, covering periods from ancient Egypt to the present. Several examples of such coursework come from affiliated faculty Francesco Spagnolo (Music), Diliana Angelova (Art History), Rita Lucarelli (Near Eastern Studies), Niklaus Largier (German, Comparative Literature), Abhisheck Kaicker (History), and Alexander von Rospatt (South and Southeast Asian Studies)... (more)
05) October 13-14 | Ecumenical Protestantism and Post-Protestantism in the United States, 1917-2017

Berkeley Public Theology Program

Ecumenical Protestantism and Post-Protestantism in the United States, 1917-2017
Multi-Day Workshop
Friday, October 13
Saturday, October 14


This workshop brings together 25 scholars from across the country to discuss newly recognized opportunities in the study of modern American Protestantism. The focus is on how the so-called “mainline” Protestants became increasingly ecumenical, separating themselves from evangelical Protestants, while influencing the lives and careers of many men and women who left the churches. 

Registration is required. For additional information, please see here.
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