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History / Archeology - Religions - 26.08.2016
The Irish men who mapped the British Empire
The Irish men who mapped the British Empire
A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.

Religions - Administration - 19.08.2016
Whose martyr is it anyway? Unravelling a Benedictine mystery
Whose martyr is it anyway? Unravelling a Benedictine mystery
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Religions - 19.08.2016
Yazidi ISIS survivor to speak at UQ
Yazidi ISIS survivor to speak at UQ
A young woman who has suffered at the hands of the so-called Islamic State will speak at The University of Queensland next week.

Religions - Event - 19.08.2016
Yazidi ISIS survivor to speak at St Lucia campus
Yazidi ISIS survivor to speak at St Lucia campus
A young woman who has suffered at the hands of the so-called Islamic State will speak at The University of Queensland next week.

Religions - Administration - 18.08.2016
IGS poll finds support for retaining death penalty
California voters oppose an effort to abolish the death penalty and strongly support a competing measure that would streamline procedures in capital cases, according to a new poll released today by the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley.

Religions - 16.08.2016
280 from Aug 16, 2016 Freigeist Fellowship for Dr. Timothy Nunan Volkswagen Foundation Grants 10 Million Euros for Outstanding Junior Researchers
Volkswagen Foundation Grants 10 Million Euros for Outstanding Junior Researchers ‘ 280/2016 from Aug 16, 2016 The historian Dr. Timothy Nunan is receiving 660,000 euros as a Freigeist Fe

Art and Design - Religions - 10.08.2016
The Political and Religious Role of Musical Traditions
How did the concept of a "musical past" develop between the late Middle Ages and Early Modern Age? This question is the focus of a European research team that includes music scholars from Heidelberg University.

Religions - Health - 25.07.2016
1 - 7 August: Salzburger Hochschulwochen Leidenschaften
1 - 7 August: Salzburger Hochschulwochen Leidenschaften
This year the Salzburger Hochschulwochen will be held in the GroŖen Aula, as well as in the lecture halls of the Faculty of Theology of the University of Salzburg.

Religions - Law - 19.07.2016
What Are ‚?‘Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs’‚??
In its professed zeal to protect religious Texans, the state Legislature has included within an increasing number of laws exemptions for those with ‚?‘sincerely held religious beliefs.‚'' Unfor

Religions - Politics - 15.07.2016
Religious Ideologies Should Not Be Used as a Campaign Tool
Donald Trump recently told a group of Evangelicals that he has doubts about the Christianity of both President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

History / Archeology - Religions - 06.07.2016
Dr Michael Scott presents his new book, Ancient Worlds, an epic history of East and West
Dr Michael Scott, Associate Professor in the University of Warwick's Classics and Ancient History department presents a richly coloured new vision of ancient history for our globalised world, showing

Religions - History / Archeology - 06.07.2016
Bringing Berber empires into focus as contributors to Islamic culture
The Almoravid and Almohad empires flourished in the†western Mediterranean of the 11th and 12th centuries.

Religions - 30.06.2016
UCLA faculty voice: Lamenting the murder of one of the Sabri Brothers
Sufi music - and especially the Sabri Brothers - have been bridging the divide between Islam and the West Khaled Abou El Fadl Fareed Khan/AP Photo People comfort the brother, center, of famous Sufi singer Amjad Sabri, who was killed by unknown attackers, outside his residence in Karachi, Pakistan.

Religions - Philosophy - 30.06.2016
Leading theologians urge the Church of England to celebrate same-sex relationships
Leading theologians have called on the Church of England to recognise and celebrate same-sex relationships at its forthcoming General Synod, warning that to take a hard line on the subject would be "suicidal".

Religions - 15.06.2016
Reunion panel examines state of Jewish studies
"This is an exciting moment for Jewish studies," said Gretchen Ritter, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences, in her introduction to a Reunion Weekend panel on "Jewish Studies at Cornell, Today and Tomorrow," held June 10 in the Physical Sciences Building.

Religions - 14.06.2016
The Orlando Attack is a Global National Security Challenge
The investigation into the Orlando, Florida, nightclub massacre is still in its infancy, but already enough is known to call it what it was: an act of war by militant jihadist against our nation.

Religions - 14.06.2016
How Not to Wage War Against Jihadism
President Barack Obama promised in June 2011 that "the tide of war is receding." In the wake of Orlando, it is clearer than ever that Obama substituted wishful thinking for counterterrorism policy.

Religions - History / Archeology - 01.06.2016
PhD scholarship commemorates life of
PhD scholarship commemorates life of "a great humanitarian"
PhD scholarship commemorates life of "a great humanitarian" A new PhD scholarship at the University of Sussex commemorates the life and works of “a great humanitarian” who was widely known in the Jewish community.

Religions - 27.05.2016
Lines of Thought: Communicating Faith
Some of the world's most important religious texts are currently on display in Cambridge as part of Cambridge University Library's 600th anniversary exhibition - Lines of Thought: Discoveries that Changed the World.

Religions - 10.05.2016
Falk to co-edit new critical editions of Dead Sea Scrolls
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Penn State scholar Daniel Falk has been named one of three editors on an international project to produce new critical editions of the Dead Sea Scrolls , the ancient documents that contain some of the earliest known versions of Biblical texts. The 15-volume series, known as Dead Sea Scrolls Editions, will feature improved reconstructions of previously published texts and some texts that have not been published before.

Religions - History / Archeology - 30.04.2016
The adventures of Sir Kenelm Digby: 17th-century pirate, philosopher and foodie
A dark shadow lay over his family name when, aged 24, Sir Kenelm Digby raised a fleet to sail against the enemy French in the multicultural world of the Mediterranean.

Religions - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.04.2016
Five faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Five UChicago faculty members are among the 213 national and international scholars, artists, philanthropists and business leaders newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Profs.

Religions - Media - 19.04.2016
Penn’s Marwan M. Kraidy Receives Andrew Carnegie Fellowship to Study the Spectacle of the Islamic State
The video shows a Jordanian pilot in an orange jumpsuit standing in a cage, his head bowed. A match hits unseen gasoline, and what follows is unspeakable.

Religions - Politics - 15.04.2016
Researcher Uncovers the Unexpected History of Separating Church and State
A forthcoming book from a professor at the University of Pennsylvania will showcase how the formal separation of church and state moved slavery to the political sphere, but defenders of slavery argued religious critiques of slavery violated that separation.

Event - Religions - 13.04.2016
A Brilliant Start of the First Panorama:Uni
A Brilliant Start of the First Panorama:Uni
The Panorama:Uni, a collaboration between the University and the city of Salzburg, as well as the Salzburger Nachrichten, took place last Monday with a large audience attending.

Religions - Social Sciences - 06.04.2016
Opinion: Hard Evidence: Muslim women and discrimination in Britain
Julian Hargreaves (Centre of Islamic Studies) discusses the forms of discrimination faced by Muslim women in Britain.

Religions - Event - 04.04.2016
New Master's Degree Course in
New Master’s Degree Course in "Religious Studies" at the University of Salzburg
As of the Winter Semester 2016/2017, the Master's program, "Religious Studies", will be offered at the University of Salzburg.

Social Sciences - Religions - 25.03.2016
Brussels suicide attacks 'shocking but not surprising,' Stanford experts say
Brussels suicide attacks ’shocking but not surprising,’ Stanford experts say
Inner-city neighborhood with links to suspects was known as a base for terrorists to launch attacks across Europe and beyond.

Religions - 24.03.2016
Most tweets following fall Paris attacks supported Islam, Muslims
The Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, sparked a massive global discussion on Twitter and other social media sites between those attacking and those defending Islam and Muslims.

Health - Religions - 24.03.2016
Islamophobia is a Public Health Issue
When I was 16, a Texas police officer pulled me over and said ‘it's people like you that are ruining this country.

Administration - Religions - 23.03.2016
Clinton at Stanford: Global alliances key to ending terrorism
Hillary Clinton, former secretary of state and the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president, delivered a foreign policy speech at Stanford in which she urged greater U.S&period

History / Archeology - Religions - 15.03.2016
Historian's new book tells neglected history of black gay men
Historian’s new book tells neglected history of black gay men
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Black gay men were largely missing in both black and gay history, so Kevin Mumford , who specializes in both, set out to tell their story.

Religions - Event - 12.03.2016
Apricot Pollination is Becoming More Difficult
Apricot Pollination is Becoming More Difficult
Professor DŲtterl investigates how the successful crop outcome of the famous Wachau apricot comes about.

Philosophy - Religions - 10.03.2016
Hindu-Christian study earns Professor top honour
A Lancaster University Professor has been commended for his book which brings Indian and Western religious and philosophical ideas together.

Religions - Art and Design - 10.03.2016
Virtual Florence: religious art is ’restored’ to its original setting
A team of experts has†pieced together†the architectural context†of two†treasures of Renaissance art in the National Gallery collection.

Religions - 10.03.2016
Religious prejudice, not racism, main driver of intolerance towards asylum seekers
Negative attitudes among Australian voters towards asylum seekers are driven by religious bigotry more than by racism or economic anxieties, according to a new University of Melbourne report released today.

Administration - Religions - 07.03.2016
Opinion: Why both sides are wrong in the counter-extremism debate
Julian Hargreaves (Centre of Islamic Studies) discusses the Government's Prevent strategy and counter-extremism in Britain.

Religions - 29.02.2016
Emotions, the church and the Oscars -- Berkeley goes to the movies
UC Berkeley psychologist Dacher Keltner, an expert on the science of emotions, consulted on the Pixar movie† Inside Out , which took home the Oscar for best animated feature at Sunday's Academy Awards.

Religions - Social Sciences - 26.02.2016
Voice of love louder than voice of extremism
Violence in the name of God and religion often arises from the way human beings find their identity in groups, competing with one another out of sibling rivalry, but the voice of love should speak lou

Religions - 19.02.2016
Katharine Jefferts Schori named Stanford Baccalaureate speaker
The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori, head of the Episcopal Church until November 2015, will serve as the 2016 Stanford Baccalaureate speaker on June 11.

Religions - Health - 18.02.2016
Scholars take multiple approaches to answer: What does it mean to enhance life?
A biologist-turned-theologian. A medical doctor with a passion for Islamic law. A professor of marketing seeking “wise consumers.” Normally, these three scholars would have little reason to interact.

Religions - History / Archeology - 16.02.2016
Disbelieve it or not, ancient history suggests that atheism is as natural to humans as religion
People in the ancient world did not always believe in the gods, a new study suggests - casting doubt on the idea that religious belief is a "default setting" for humans. Early societies were far more capable than many since of containing atheism within the spectrum of what they considered normal Tim Whitmarsh Despite being written out of large parts of history, atheists thrived in the polytheistic societies of the ancient world - raising considerable doubts about whether humans really are "wired" for religion - a new study suggests.

Religions - 12.02.2016
History Shows Us Why We Love Chocolate on Valentine’s Day
No other Western holiday is more closely identified with chocolate than Valentine's Day. The seasonal aisles in stores and supermarkets are filled with chocolate, and food companies spend vast sums of advertising dollars trying to persuade us to celebrate by consuming it in large quantities.

Religions - Social Sciences - 11.02.2016
Fear of divine retribution linked to spread of human civilisations
A new study published in the journal, Nature , tests the theory that communities are fair and cooperate with outsiders because of the fear of divine retribution.† The researchers conducted games with people of different religions and ed them about their beliefs. They found the higher individuals rated their god as being moralistic, knowledgeable and punishing, the more likely they were to give money to strangers who shared their religious beliefs.

Religions - Event - 09.02.2016
The language and literature of chastity
In her debut book, Dr Bonnie Lander Johnson (Faculty of English) shows how deeply the Christian virtue of chastity was embedded into the culture of the early Stuart world.

Religions - 09.02.2016
Opinion: What will happen when the Pope meets the Patriarch?
John Pollard (Trinity Hall) discusses the relationship between the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches, and what the meeting between their two leaders may hold.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 04.02.2016
From the Bible to Yoko Ono: Chapter & Verse podcast spans universe of culture
From the Bible to Yoko Ono: Chapter & Verse podcast spans universe of culture
Scott Saul sees his new Chapter & Verse podcast , in which he's scholars and writers who are either based at the University of California, Berkeley, or coming through the Bay Area, as a way of br

Religions - Social Sciences - 03.02.2016
Male converts to Islam: landmark report examines conversion experience of British Muslims
The experiences of British male converts to Islam have been captured in a unique report launched today by the University of Cambridge.

Religions - Social Sciences - 18.01.2016
Why ‘no religion’ is the new religion
A majority of white British people now identify as having ‘no religion', a new YouGov survey, carried out by Lancaster University researchers, has revealed. But we are not becoming secular - only a quarter of us are confident there is no God, and most ‘nones' are not atheists. Of the adult population as a whole, 46% now identify as having no religion (nones) and 44% with Christianity.

History / Archeology - Religions - 08.01.2016
Life in the aftermath
Life in the aftermath
In 1919, an Istanbul resident named Hayganush Mark did something remarkable: She started a magazine.

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