Monthly Archives: August 2012

CFP: Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 (York, 21-22June 2013)

Sensing the Sacred: Religion and the Senses, 1300-1800 The University of York 21-22 June 2013 Confirmed keynote addresses from: Nicky Hallett (University of Sheffield), Matthew Milner (McGill University), & Chris Woolgar (University of Southampton) Religion has always been characterised as much by embodied experience as by abstract theological dispute. From the sounds of the adhān (the […]

Envisioning Alternative Academic Careers

Envisioning Alternative Academic Careers Amy Hale, PhD Sunday, October 7, 2012, 1:00-4:00pm Boston University Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Room 201 147 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 How do we sustain ourselves as scholars when most academic jobs are casual and part-time? In 2005, adjuncts made up 57% of the faculty at Harvard and […]

On Douthat & Butler Bass

Since the General Convention of the Episcopal Church this summer there’s been a war of words of sorts brewing on various blogs and even among more traditional media outfits. On one side, there are those who see the progressive nature of recent changes in the “mainline” churches as a woeful departure, if not outright disaster, […]