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Religions and Public Life Graduate Fellows Research Workshop

May 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Religions & Public Life

Please celebrate the end of the academic year with the 2018-19 cohort of Religions and Public Life graduate fellows, as they present public talks based on their research. The workshop runs Wednesday, May 1, 2:00-5:30PM in the Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke Building room 101; light refreshments will be served. Each panelist will give a 6-8 minute “TEDx”-style presentation, followed by open discussion and Q&A.


Workshop Schedule:

Panel 1 (2:05-2:55): The Voice of Faith: Praise and Preaching

Adam Perez (Divinity), Peace Lee (Divinity), Amy Whisenand (Divinity)


Panel 2 (3:00-3:40): The Weight of Religion in Personal and National Histories

Tamar Rachkovsky (Documentary Arts), David Dulceany (Romance Studies)


3:40-3:50 break


Panel 3 (3:50-4:40): Words on the Page in Religious Community

Nathan Hershberger (Religion), Brad Boswell (Religion), Joanna Murdoch (English)


Panel 4 (4:45-5:30): “Church” and State

Hannah Ridge (Political Science), Brian Spisiak (Political Science)


The theme of the 2018-19 working group is “Pain and Joy, Polemics and Praise in Religious Communities.” Graduate and professional students representing six departments and two schools developed projects exploring the ways in which members of religious communities represent, interpret, and act in response to suffering and good fortune, or to clashes between traditions and values.


Please RSVP to amber.diaz@duke.edu


May 1, 2019
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101
1364 Campus Drive
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