The Interdisciplinary Religion Group (IRG) is an informal working group of graduate students and faculty members whose interests involve the study of religion. Our hope is to provide a forum where participants can workshop research-in-progress, discuss theoretical and practical issues involved in the academic study of religion, and form connections across departments at UW-Madison. As our name suggests, we welcome participants from across the humanities and social sciences. The IRG aims to hold monthly meetings.
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Register Here On February 10, Adam Stern will present on a chapter from his forthcoming book, Survival: A Theological-Political Genealogy. This work attends to survival as a notion of critical historical urgency. Beginning with the …
IRG: James Ungureanu — “Science, Religion, and the Protestant Tradition: Retracing the Origins of Conflict” – Mar 10
Register Here Time: March 10 | 4-5:30p CST Location: Zoom The story of the “conflict thesis” between science and religion—the notion of perennial conflict or warfare between the two—is part of our modern self-understanding. …
IRG: Brandon Bloch – “Reinventing Protestant Germany: Religion, Nation, and Democracy after Nazism” – Apr 14
Time: April 14 | 4-5:30p CST Location: Zoom | Register Here Following a long association with nationalism and militarism, culminating in widespread complicity with the Nazi regime, Protestant churches in post-Nazi West Germany became sites …
IRG: Ben Shannon — The Political Night Prayer and the Politicization of Religion in West Germany – Sept 23
Time: September 23 | 4 - 5:30p CST Location: Zoom | Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to this event.
IRG: Vaneesa Cook — Spiritual Socialists: Religion and the American Left – Progressive Religious Activism from 1920-1980 – Oct 21
Time: October 21 | 4-5:30p CST Location: Zoom | Please email email@example.com for the link to this event.
IRG: Kilian Harrer — Shifting Frontiers: Pilgrims, Protestants, and Revolutionaries in Eighteenth-Century Europe – Dec 2
Time: December 2 | 4 - 5:30p CST Location: Zoom | Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to this event
Time: 26 Feb 2020 | 4:00-5:30p Location: Rm 313 | Center for the Humanities | 432 E. Campus Mall Charles L. Cohen, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will guide us into …
IRG: Tyler Lehrer –Monks, Ministers, and Virtuous Kings: Stories of Buddhist Lineage Transmission in Dutch Colonial Southern Asia – Apr 29
Time: 29 April 2020 | 4:00-5:30p Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting | For access, please email David Schulz at email@example.com. Recent decades have been marked by intense debate in parts of Southeast and South Asia about …