Department faculty present their research at annual meetings

Logos of the AAR and SBLEvery year, the weekend before Thanksgiving, thousands of professors of religious studies make--shall we call it a "pilgrimage"?--to whichever North American city has been chosen to host that year's joint meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, the major professional associations for scholars of religion. This year that city was Atlanta, where the following members of Miami University's Department of Comparative Religion presented papers to colleagues:

  • John-Charles Duffy, presenter, "American Zion, Global Church: Reimagining Sacred Space in Two U.S.-Centered Mormon Denominations"
  • Nathan French, respondent, "Religion, Law, and Violence: Comparative Approaches to the Critique of Humanitarianism, Intervention, and War"
  • James C. Hanges, presenter, "De Iside et Osiride and the Greek Creation of Egyptian Religion"

That same weekend, Dr. Kenworthy attended the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European & Eurasian Studies, in Philadelphia, where he made the following presentations before hopping on a plane to finish the pilgrimage to Atlanta:

  • Scott Kenworthy, respondent, "Disciplinary Approaches to the Study of Russian Orthodox Lay Piety"
  • Scott Kenworthy, presenter, "Patriarch Tikhon and the Quest for Church Unity, 1917-1925"