School of Divinity

Religious Studies

Wednesdays, 4.10-5.30pm, in Rainy Hall and Zoom/Microsoft Teams (*unless otherwise stated)

Please direct any queries to the convenor, Dr Arkotong Longkumer:

Semester 1: Autumn 2021

Date Speaker Topic

22 September 

*Location tbd


Chair: Mary Briggs

Speaker: Sam Han (University of Western Australia)

Shincheonji and COVID-19: Observations on Biopolitical Mediatization in South Korea

6 October

*Rainy Hall

Chair: Steve Sutcliffe

Speaker: Linda Woodhead (Kings College London)

Speaker: Chris Cotter (University of Edinburgh)

Responder: Claire Wanless

Book Launch

'Individualized Religion' by Claire Wanless

20 October

*Location tbd

Chair: Claire Wanless

Speaker: Todd Levasseur (College of Charleston)

Speaker: Russell Powell (Boston College)


Religious Studies and the Climate Crisis

3 November

*Rainy Hall

Chair: Naomi Appleton

Speakers: tbc

Book launch

An Introduction to Engaged Buddhism by Paul Fuller

17 November

*Rainy Hall

Chair: Jim Cox (guest chair)

Speaker: John Strehlow

Science or Belief System? Australian Anthropology in the Age of Spencer and Gillen

*Postponed until 2022 - Details to follow

Chair: Steven Sutcliffe

(extended slot – details to follow)


50 Years of Religious Studies in New CollegeRoundtable: 50 Years of Religious Studies in New College

15 December

*Location tbd


Religious Studies Xmas social