Conferences, seminars, events
- Eighteenth Joint Postgraduate Conference, Religion & Theology
- Two-day conference
- 8-9 March 2013
To find out more about how the 2013 conference is shaping up, go to www.facebook.com/pgRTconference, click here, or contact Emma Callister, George Ferzoco, Arthur Vize, Karen Wendland at their joint email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When: Tuesdays, fortnightly during term time, from 4.30-6.00pm (refreshments from 4.00pm).
- Where: Room G5 in the Department of Religion and Theology, University of Bristol, 3 Woodland Road.
- Attendance: All postgraduates and other members of the University (with their guests) are most welcome.
- Refreshments: Tea and biscuits will be served before each seminar at 4.00 p.m. Please note that the first seminar in this series will start at 4.30 pm and will be followed by a wine reception.
- Further Information: Please contact Dr Carolyn Muessig.
- 9 October 2012: Rupert Gethin (University of Bristol), The Good, the Bad and the Undetermined: Reflections on the Abhidharma Listing and Classification of Dharmas. (Chair: Carolyn Muessig). This first seminar will start at 4.30 pm and will be followed by a wine reception.
- 23 October 2012: Jon Balserak (University of Bristol), Was John Calvin a Monarchomaque? Revisiting Calvin’s Attitude Towards the Monarchy (Chair: Rupert Gethin).
- 6 November 2012: Jowita Kramer (Oxford University), Contamination and Purification of the Person According to Yogācāra Sources (Chair: Rita Langer).
- 20 November 2012: Bernard Harrison (Emeritus E.E. Erickson Professor of Philosophy in the University of Utah), Why Antisemitism Isn't (Only) A Form of Racism; and Why the Difference Matters (Chair: Jonathan Campbell).
- 4 December 2012: Elena Antonova (Department of Psychology, King's College London) The Neuroscience of Buddhist Meditation (Chair: Rupert Gethin).
- 11 December 2012: Paul Nimmo (Meldrum Lecturer in Theology, New College, University of Edinburgh), Beyond the Protestant Sacramental Impasse: Evaluating the Eucharistic Theology of Schleiermacher (Chair: Jon Balserak).
- 22 January 2013: Cancelled. Many apologies. It is hoped that James Carr's talk (Is Pope Benedict XVI’s “Affirmative Orthodoxy” Compatible with Contemporary Understandings of Liberal Democracy?) will run later in the year.
- 5 February 2013: Eric Greene (University of Bristol), Early Chinese interpretations of Buddhist theories of sense perception - with an emphasis on the translations of An Shigao (fl. 149-169 CE) and the writings of his Chinese followers. (Chair: Rupert Gethin).
- 19 February 2013: Peter Hatton (Bristol Baptist College), Weighed and Found Wanting? Canonical Complexity Around the Imperial Systems of the Ancient Near East (Chair: John Lyons).
- 5 March 2013: Ian Wei (University of Bristol), Medieval Discourse and the Authority of Theologians (Chair: George Ferzoco)
- Friday 8 - Saturday 9 March 2013: Eighteenth Joint Postgraduate Conference, Religion & Theology (Organized by Emma Callister, George Ferzoco, Arthur Vize, Karen Wendland). Further details to follow shortly.
- 19 March 2013: Caroline Tee (University of Bristol), The Sufi Mystical Idiom in Turkish Alevi Poetry: Flexibility, Adaptation and Meaning (Chair: Carolyn Muessig).
- 23 April 2013: Brandon Gallaher (University of Oxford), Ecclesiology and the Episcopate in the Post-Secular Age (Chair: Gavin D’Costa)
- 7 May 2013: George Ferzoco, Aspects of Preaching, Sermons and Holiness in Medieval Christianity. Followed by a Buddhist Studies perspective: Respondent, Rita Langer (Chair: Carolyn Muessig).
Other Departmental Activities
- Venue: to be announced
- When: Tuesdays three time a year, time tbc.
- 27 November 2012, speaker and subject tbc
- 29 January 2013, speaker and subject tbc
- 26 February 2013, speaker and subject tbc
Annual Lecture of the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA)
The BIRTHA lecture takes place yearly, in Autumn, a leading figure is invited to give a lecture on a theme relating to research in the Arts and Humanities.
A.N. Wilson (celebrated novelist, academic and columnist for The Independant) will be giving the talk Dante in Love.
- Where: Wickham Theatre, Cantocks Close.
- When: 15th October 2012, 5.30 pm.
- Attendance: Booking essential.
Joint Public Lecture co-hosted by the Department of Religion and Theology and the Bristol Theological Society
The Bristol Theological Society meets up to five times a year and is open to anyone with a serious and active interest in theology.
Dr Michael Ward (St Peter's College, Oxford University) will talk about The Theological Imagination of C.S. Lewis.
- Where: 3-5 Woodland Rd, Bristol University, Link Rooms 1 & 2
- When: Thursday, 7 March 2013, 7.30p.m.
- Attendance: All welcome.
Lecture series organized by the Bristol Society for the Arts of Asia co-hosted by the Centre for Buddhist Studies (University of Bristol)
- Where: Room G16 University of Bristol, 3 Woodland Road.
- When: Lecturer meetings (usually five or six per year) are held on a Wednesday (6.30 - 8.00 pm) of February, March, April, May, October and November; outings and socials ad hoc.
- Attendance: University of Bristol staff and students are welcome to our open meetings free of charge on the production of their staff or student I.D. card. A membership rate of £5 is available to postgraduate university students. Members are required to contribute £2 per head at each lecture meeting of the Society that they attend, to help cover the cost of portering. Non-Members are welcome at our lecture meetings, but are required to make a donation of not less than £5 at lecture meetings, towards the Society's expenses. A non-Member joining the Society at a lecture meeting will receive a rebate of this £5.
- Further Information: Please contact Peter Hardie (Secretary of the society) at email@example.com.
- 17 October 2012, 6.30 - 8.00 pm: Dr Kim In-Sung, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, Tongdo-sa: the Buddhist Temple without Buddha Statues.
- 14 November 2012, 6.30 - 8.00 pm: Dr Meri Arichi, Senior Teaching Fellow, Dept of History of Art & Archaeology, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, Japanese Esoteric Buddhist Art: The World of Mandala.
- 20 February 2013, 6.30 - 8.00 pm: Dr John Clarke, Curator of the Himalayan & South East Asian Collections, Victoria & Albert Museum, A topic in Nepalese & Kashmiri Buddhist Art.
- 20 March 2013, 6.30 - 8.00 pm: Dr Lukas Nickel, Reader in Chinese Art History and Archaeology & Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, The Archaeology of Buddhism in Eastern China.
- 15 May 2013, 6.30 - 8.00 pm: Dr Michael Willis, The British Museum, Department of Asia, The Foundation of Tibet's senior monastery Samye.
- 5 June 2013, 6.30 - 8.00 pm: Jessica Harrison-Hall, Curator of Chinese Ceramics & Vietnamese Art, Dept of Asia, the British Museum, Vietnamese Ceramics: Dependence and Independence.