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Extended Deadline of 12/13/21!

Extended Deadline of 12/13/21!

Mason's Center for Humanities Research has issued a call for papers for its first interdisciplinary symposium, "Pasts/Presents/Futures," seeking proposals from faculty and advanced PhD candidates. The symposium takes place April 7-8; proposals are due December 1.

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Maria Dakake awarded Templeton Grant

Maria Dakake awarded Templeton Grant

Maria Dakake, associate professor in religious studies, and co-investigator Martin Nguyen of Fairfield University, in partnership with Mason's Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, have been awarded a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation for their project, “Islamic Moral Theology in Conversation with the Future” (IMTF).

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"Tolle lege..." next meeting Oct. 29

"Tolle lege..." next meeting Oct. 29

Consisting of George Mason faculty and students from various disciplines and fields of study, this Center for Humanities Research reading group focuses on recent but also classic works on the critical study of religion. Every semester it will read and discuss a particular book. For fall 2021 this group will be meeting via Zoom every-other Friday (beginning Sept. 17) at 11am to discuss Dangerous Religious Ideas by Rabbi Rachel Mikva. Prof. Mikva is currently scheduled to come to campus on November 10 to discuss her book both in a public lecture and privately with the Religious Studies Reading Group. For more information about the group, including being added to its listserv, please contact either Maria Dakake (mdakakem@gmu.edu) or Garry Sparks (gsparks@gmu.edu).

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Linda Seligmann Named to the Virginia Humanities Board of Directors

Linda Seligmann Named to the Virginia Humanities Board of Directors

Dr. Linda Seligmann, Professor Emerita in Anthropology, has been appointed by Governor Ralph Northam to a three-year term to the Virginia Humanities Foundation Board. The Virginia Humanities Board of Directors, made up of individuals who are passionate about the humanities, oversees organizational policy and programming. The board members are broadly representative of the citizens of the Commonwealth and its various civic, ethnic, and minority group interests.

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