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 Knoxville News Sentinel and WATE highlighted UT’s third Arab Fest that aimed to exposed event goers to the vibrant culture of the Middle East, which is often in the headlines only for tragedy.
The third annual UT Arab Fest kicks off on Friday, October 21. The festival will include presentations from an extensive list of performers as well as cultural demonstrations.
The News Sentinel interviewed Erin Darby for a story about a new exhibit that features the photos of Syrian refugee children taken by a local man. The paper noted that Darby, assistant professor of religious studies, knows firsthand how seeing the faces of refugees can change someone. She often takes her students to Jordan for excavation projects and
The second annual Arab Fest will be held October 22-24 and aims to bring Arab traditions to the UT and local community. The News Sentinel wrote a story about the event.
A talk by Jack Shaheen, an award-winning writer and lecturer who specializes in addressing racial and ethnic stereotypes, will kick off the second annual Arab Fest.
UT’s inaugural Arab Cultural Fair and academic symposium kick off this weekend with museum displays of Arabic art and other cultural demonstrations.
“Divorce, Incest, and Adultery in the Bible and the Ancient Near East” will be discussed in a March 27 seminar sponsored by UT and the Knoxville Jewish Alliance. The seminar begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center and is free and open to the public. Erin Darby, assistant professor of religious studies,
“Marriage and Family in Biblical Law” is the theme of a three-part seminar that kicks off at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27. The seminar series, which continues on March 27 and April 24, is sponsored by UT and the Knoxville Jewish Alliance. The seminar will be held at Arnstein Jewish Community Center. The seminar
Got six minutes and forty seconds? That’s all you need to learn about some of the intriguing research happening at UT. Faculty and staff are invited to Mic/Nite on Thursday, October 10, to hear eleven of their peers talk about their work, which ranges from urban forestry to ancient Roman forts. The event will begin
Rare new details about an ancient Roman fort in southern Jordan have been uncovered by two UT professors. Robert Darby, a lecturer in art history in the School of Art, and Erin Darby, an assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies, direct the ‘Ayn Gharandal archaeological project that has uncovered details about the fort,
Erin Darby, an assistant professor of religious studies, and Robert Darby, a lecturer in art history and classics, have spent the past three years excavating an archaeological site in southern Jordan. What they’ve found there, Robert Darby said, is “remarkable.” The epigrapher for the excavation—Chris Rollston, associate professor at Emmanuel Christian Seminary in Johnson City,