Festivals on UT’s campus are an opportunity to bring cultures that seem far away into our own community.
Rosalind I. J. Hackett, a Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and professor of religious studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, is starting the school year with two new titles.
For the second year, Rosalind Hackett, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities in UT’s Department of Religious Studies, will facilitate sessions at Big Ears Festival.
The Knoxville Arab Fest, celebrating food, music, dance, crafts, and the vibrant Arab American community in East Tennessee, will be held October 26 and 27 on the Pedestrian Walkway.
David Ellenson, a distinguished scholar of Judaism, will discuss the history of the US and Israel relationship on Thursday, February 22.
Author and scholar Diane Winston will discuss the intersection of religion, politics, and the US news media during a talk on campus at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 6.
Professor Erin Darby discusses the history of conflict surrounding Jerusalem and offer analysis about public response to the president’s move to recognize the city as the capital of Israel.
The Brattleboro Reformer featured Mark Hulsether, a UT religious studies professor, in an opinion piece examining a new Vermont law and contraceptive coverage.
Master Arabic calligrapher Pablo Casado will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 7.
An Indiana University scholar will explore the intersections between identity, Islam, and the African diaspora during a lecture at UT at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 24.
UT will host the fourth annual Arab Fest on Friday and Saturday, October 20–21.
In preparation for Department of Religious Studies 50th anniversary celebration, two retired department heads provided funds to help establish the Religious Studies Endowment. Several retirees also have contributed toward other awards and endowments to support the department.