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July 13, 2018

IRCPL Welcomes Our New Director, Matthew Engelke

Matthew Engelke is an anthropologist with research interests in Christianity, secular humanism, media, materiality, semiotics. He has conducted fieldwork in Zimbabwe and in Britain. He is currently working on a book about secularity and death, based on research among humanist funeral celebrants in London. Before joining the Columbia faculty in 2018, Engelke taught in the […]
April 19, 2018

Request for Proposals: Public Theologies of Technology and Presence Research Initiative

Submission Deadline: May 7th, 2018 Request for Proposals The Institute of Buddhist Studies, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, invites proposals from scholars across the academic disciplines specializing in any religious traditions, and from theologians from all religious traditions, to participate in a three-year research initiative and series of meetings addressing the impacts […]
March 31, 2018

Videos of Populism and Religion: The American Case are Now Available

We are happy to present the video recordings from Populism and Religion: The American Case, which took place earlier this month. Below is a note from conference organizer, Jean Cohen. Consider liking our videos and subscribing to make sure that you’re always up-to-date with what’s happening. It’s never been easier to be a part of […]
March 27, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Call for Papers: “Pluralisms in Emergenc(i)es: Movement, Space, and Religious Difference” – Tunis

Abstract Deadline: July 25, 2018 Pluralisms in Emergenc(i)es is the second conference in a series that explores pluralism as it emerges in response to contemporary global crises in the Middle East and North Africa. The conference situates Tunis as a historical epicenter of human, commodity, and capital mobility and, as such, pluralism. “Pluralism” is commonly understood […]
March 22, 2018

Hiring Announcement: IRCPL Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Review of Applications Will Begin: April 23, 2018 The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University invites applications for postdoctoral research scholars for a period of three academic years beginning on September 1, 2018. The Institute plans to make two appointments (pending funding), with one position focused on Africa and the other on South […]