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News & Events

New! Spring and Summer 2019 course info now available
RS does not currently have a Program Administrator to answer the RS email or phone. Students, faculty, and staff with questions about RS courses or the program are welcome to contact Dr. Corrie Norman via email. At this time, we are unable to post announcements for events. We are unable to process senior auditor requests.

News

Affiliate Professor Mark L. Louden Named Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics

We would like to extend our congratulations to RS affiliate professor Mark L. Louden, recently named the Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics.

Prof. Louden teaches the only religious studies course on the Amish in the United States. We will be offering this course in Fall 2018. Stay tuned!

Events

Forging Interdisciplinary Research in Religious Studies and Mass Communication

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5013 Vilas Hall

This session of the ACLS/Luce Center-funded project “Interactive Skill Building to Improve Religious and International Affairs Coverage in Local Journalism” will focus on searching for research topics, questions, potential hypotheses and potential modes of analysis to conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research about religious studies and mass communication.

Religious Freedom & Minorities: The Consequences of Media Focus

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5013 Vilas Hall

This talk is intended to open discussion on the issue of media representations of religious minorities in journalism. It draws upon the contrastive examples of representations of Muslims in Vietnamese and English language media. The natural purpose of this contrast is to compare the presentations of a journalistic setting where there is a very high degree of freedom of expression and a journalistic setting where there is, by all agreed upon accounts, a very low degree of freedom of expression.

Why Should a Journalist Call a Religious Studies Scholar?

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Location
Nafziger Room, Vilas Hall

Religious Studies Program Director Jordan Rosenblum will be giving a talk entitled "Why Should a Journalist Call a Religious Studies Scholar?” on Friday, October 13. This talk is a part of a series of events made possible by a grant received by Professor Susan Ridgely of the Religious Studies Program and Professor Mike Wagner of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC). The award is from the American Council of Learned Societies. The grant’s focus is on improving and strengthening the connection between religion, journalism, and international affairs.