This multidisciplinary, two-week faculty development program will offer undergraduate educators opportunities to interact with leading Korean studies experts in an intensive program of lectures, discussions, film screenings, and cultural events. The program is designed to assist institutional teams and individual faculty members develop course curricula and strategies for Asian studies program development. The first week of the program will include sessions on premodern Korean history, religion, literature and visual culture.
This multidisciplinary program, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will offer four weeks of context-rich engagement with Buddhist teachings, practices and primary texts (in translation), examining how they have shaped and been shaped by the cultures and societies of East Asia. The program will consider how Buddhism addressed both personal and social needs in ways that were inseparable from the dynamics of intellectual exchange, artistic production, trade and politics.
Papers are invited from researchers of European religious orders, both male and female, for a symposium at Northumbria University, Newcastle. This one-day symposium will explore the ways that religious orders participated in, responded to, and critiqued Empire during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Religious orders were instrumental in spreading ideas of belonging, civilisation, and faith.
Ecclesiastical History Society Summer Conference
24-26 July 2018
University of Cambridge
The Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric is planning a Special Issue titled “From the Mountain Top and Beyond: Contemporary Meanings and Understandings of the Rhetoric of Martin Luther King Jr., 50 Years Later. In this special issue, we seek essays not only grounded in the rhetoric of King but those that point to King’s legacy 50 years later after his death. Essays that center on people, groups, or institutions that draw inspiration from King’s rhetoric are especially welcomed.
Topics could include, but not limited to:
Travel reimbursement grants are available to individuals who would like to use the African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC) for research. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, independent researchers, clergy, and laypersons are encouraged to apply. Funds may be used for transportation, meals, lodging, photocopying, and other research costs.
Borders and Borderlands
The Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies
April 6-8, 2018
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
This is to announce a three-week seminar devoted to The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers, that will be conducted on Yale University campus in New Haven CT, from July 9-27, 2018. It is an NEH sponsored Summer Seminar, for 16 selected participants, who will receive stipends from the NEH to take part on the seminar. Details may be found on the seminar website: http://nehsummerseminar.bard.edu/