School of Divinity

Religious Studies

Wednesdays, 4.10-5.30pm, in the Althaus-Reid Room, New College (*unless otherwise stated)

Please direct any queries to the convenor, Dr Hannah Holtschneider: h.holtschneider@ed.ac.uk

Semester 1: Autumn 2019

Date Speaker Topic
18 September 

Jeanne Openshaw

(Edinburgh)

Who am I?’ Baul perspectives on identity

25 September

Bettina Schmidt

(Wales, Trinity St David)

The film Orfeu negro (Black Orpheus) and its relevance for study of religions sixty years later 

1-3 October

Cunningham lectures

Professor Shawn Copeland

(Boston College)

Political Theology: Reemergence, Risks, and Responsibilities 

9 October

Elsa Richardson

(Strathclyde)

Lentil Soup Beyond the Veil: Vegetarian Spiritualism in Edwardian London   

16 October

*Senate Room

Chris Clark

(Edinburgh)

On the making of the Kuthodaw Pagoda: A monumental inscriptional site of Buddhist literature 

23 October 

*11.10am in the Martin Hall

Stacey Gutkowski

(King’s College, London)

Jewish ‘secular’ millennials in Israel: attitudes to ethno-religious nationalism

***Co-sponsored by Religious Studies and Theology and Ethics***

30 October

Beth Singler

(Cambridge)

 Blessed by the Algorithm: Artificial Intelligence and Religion

13 November

David Gellner

(Oxford)

What is Religion? Some Examples from Nepal and the Nepali Diaspora

20 November

Justin Meggitt

(Cambridge)

Starting from a different place: radical dissent and the reception of Islam among early Quakers and Unitarians

***Co-sponsored by Religious Studies and Christian-Muslim Studies***