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December 2016
News and Events

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01) The 2017-2018 Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology
02) New Directions in Theology Graduate Student Grants
03) Spring 2017 Lectures and Events
04) BCSR Recordings on SoundCloud
05) Support the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion 


For more information, visit bcsr.berkeley.edu.
01) The Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology

The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) announces the second postdoctoral fellowship opportunity of its Public Theology Program. The Fellowship in Public Theology is dedicated to the furtherance of the very best new scholarship in religious studies and, in particular, the development of modes of inquiry that can pioneer new approaches to the study of religion in the public university. For the academic year 2017-18, BCSR seeks a top early career scholar to come to Berkeley for one year.

Applications received by the initial review date of February 17, 2017 receive priority. For more information, including required qualifications and application materials, visit:
https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01217.

02) New Directions in Theology Graduate Student Grants

BCSR announces a call for applications for the 2017-18 New Directions in Theology Graduate Student Grants, an opportunity offered through the Public Theology Program. A $5,000 grant will be awarded to incoming first-year and continuing second-year students from a variety of disciplines. Grantees participate as a cohort in biweekly meetings convened by BCSR faculty, receive intellectual guidance on research projects, and contribute to the building of a unified community of inquiry on the Berkeley campus in public theology.

Application guidelines will be announced in January. 

03) Spring 2017 Lectures and Events

In addition to lectures by Dale B. Martin, Leora Batnitzky, Avinoam Shalem, Nicolas Standaert, and Robert Hymes, the Public Theology Program will host the following workshops in spring 2017:

Vernacular Theologies (February 16-17)

Translation Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West (March 22-24)

What Comes After the Critique of Secularism? (April 13)

The season also includes the annual Berkeley Lecture on Religious Tolerance, to be delivered by Karen Barkey, Haas Distinguished Chair of Religious Diversity at UC Berkeley. Public Theology Postdoctoral Scholar Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins will also offer a colloquium presentation, as will BCSR Visiting Fellow Jason Sexton.

04) BCSR Recordings on SoundCloud

BCSR has a robust playlist of audio recordings of past events on SoundCloud. We are also integrating these recordings into the relevant events pages of our website. For example, you can now listen to Vincent Goossaert on divinization in China or replay Webb Keane on contemporary piety. We hope you can use the holiday break to take advantage of this archive, and share its rich material with colleagues and friends.
05) Support the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Since its inception in 2012, BCSR has hosted dozens of public lectures and seminars, and awarded grants and fellowships to students and faculty. In 2016, with the support of the Luce Foundation, we have launched a globally important Public Theology Program that is reshaping the traditional relationship between theology and the public university. To help us to continue this work in the future, we ask you to support such creative and critical scholarship on religion in the world with a gift of any amount. Thank you!
By connecting scholars, students, and the global community, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) fosters critical and creative scholarship on religion and activates this scholarship for students and the public at large.

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