EventsA list of events taking place within the Department of Religions and Philosophies and its associated Centres can be found below. All are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
- Westernised Universities and the Four Genocides/Epistemicides of the Long 20th Century
The Centre for Cultural, Literary, and Postcolonial Studies and the Decolonising Our Minds Society invite you to a talk by Prof. Ramón Grosfoguel
- Green Dharma
Dr. John Stanley, Dr. Julia Shaw, Prof. Emily Yeh.
- Market Protection in Rabbinic and Roman Law
Prof. Dr. Matthias Armgardt
- Pentecostalism in Mozambique: Beyond the ‘Explosive Growth’ Narrative
Dr Devaka Premawardhana (Colorado College)
Lecture by Dr Devaka Premawardhana on the limits of Pentecostal expansion in Africa
- Imagining a World Without Borders
Gary Younge (editor-at-large The Guardian newspaper)
- Birds of a Feather: On Zoroastrian Funerary Practices Then and Now
Professor Yuhan Vevaina (University of Oxford)
Presenting the twenty-first Dastur Dr Sohrab Hormasji Kutar Memorial Lecture
- Buddhist Views of Conceptuality (vikalpa) and the Quantum Measurement Problem
Prof. Robert H. Sharf (Berkeley)
- Thinking with Birds: Ornithomancy and Indigeneity in Taiwan
Prof Scott Simon
- Empire of the Sikhs
On until 23 September 2018
A major exhibition on the remarkable story of the Sikh Empire
Over 100 dazzling artworks and objects tell the story of a cosmopolitan empire that almost ended British rule in India.
- From Madras to Bangalore: Picture Postcards as Urban History of Colonial India
On until 23 September 2018
This exhibition covers a selection of picture postcards from the Indian cities of Chennai and Bengaluru between 1900 and the 1930s; then known as Madras and Bangalore.
- Reconfiguration and Revival: Newar Buddhist Traditions in the Kathmandu Valley (and Beyond)
This lecture will explore the revival and reconfiguration process of Newar Buddhism in Kathmandu Valley, revival that, in the last decade, showed a remarkable resiliency and vibrancy.
A special focus will be on how these factors converged in the nearly-completed construction of a Newar Vajrayāna monastery in Lumbini.
- Rahul Sankrityayan, Tsetan Phuntsog and the Publication of Tibetan Textbooks for Ladakh in 1933
In 1933 the Indian scholar and social activist Rahul Sankrityayan published a set of four Tibetan-language readers and a grammar for use in Ladakhi schools, together with his Ladakhi colleague Tsetan Phuntsog. This lecture will show how these texts bring together different strands in Tibetan, Western and Indian learning at a particular place and historical moment.
- The Idea of Iran: The Safavid Era
The fourteenth programme in The Idea of Iran annual series.
- Human Rights of Women and Minorities in Iraq
Pascale Warda, President of the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization in Iraq
Talk by the President of the Hammurabi Human Rights Organization in Iraq
- The Use and Dissemination of Religious Knowledge in Antiquity
In collaboration with the Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway
- Zoroastrian Studies and the question of Orality
Professor Philip G.Kreyenbroek (Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies, Georg-August University Göttingen)
- Sangha Education in Contemporary China: Evolutions, Contexts and Debates
Prof. Zhe Ji (INALCO, Paris)
- Secondary Education and Social Change in the UK since 1945
Chris Jeppesen, Cambridge University
- Sense and Sadness - Syriac chant in Aleppo
Dr Tala Jarpour. Visiting Fellow, Kings College, London