Discovering the Mandaeans

On the Bowdoin College website, there is a podcast featuring Jorunn Buckley. Here’s the description: Assistant Professor of Religion Jorunn Buckley, the world’s leading scholar on the Mandaeans – an endangered Middle Eastern religious sect – talks about how she became involved in human rights work on their behalf. Click here to download it and [Read More...]

Congratulations, Class of 2013!

Congratulations to Butler University's 2013 graduates! I wish you every success in the future! Please keep in touch!     [Read more...]

Why Grad Students Should Blog

Scientific American posted an article on why grad students ought to blog (HT Paul Barford). The article suggests that important skills are learned in the process. As if he had been waiting for that cue, Pat McCullough announced why he blogged, why he stopped, and why he is resurrecting his blog! [Read more...]

Research in Religious Studies Conference Call for Papers

From Jim Linville: The Religious Studies Department, at the University of Lethbridge, will present the 10th Annual Research in Religious Studies Conference on May 5 – 6, 2012. The conference provides undergraduate and graduate level students with the opportunity to present papers on the history, belief, practices, cultural contexts, and artistic or literary expressions of [Read More...]

Scholarships at Tel Aviv University

The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures of Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with TAU’s School for Overseas Students (OSP), is pleased to announce two $5,000 scholarships for international students in the new one year international program for overseas M.A. students – Archaeology and History of the Land of the Bible. The new MA program (and a credit [Read More...]


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