Religious Life, Elites, and Medieval Culture

This international conference at the University of Alabama October 17-20 provides a global focus in addressing its theme of “Religious Life, Elites, and Medieval Culture,” including papers on Tibet, South Asia, Columbia, and the TransAtlantic World, as well as various contexts of Europe. Check out the full schedule of papers, including locations for individual sessions. […]

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Akhil Sharma at UA

Award-winning Indian-American author Akhil Sharma will visit UA on October 11. He will present a reading in Gorgas Library at 7:30 that evening.  His first novel, An Obedient Father (2000), won the Pen Hemingway Award and the Whiting Award. His second novel, Family Life (2014) won the Folio Prize (the most lucrative literary award for a single […]

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Sampling Asia Fair

Join us on Wednesday, September 5, at 6:30 on the Manly Hall 2nd floor balcony for our kick-off event (flyer). Free food from a local Asian restaurant Movie screenings (see trailers below) beginning about 6:50 in Manly 207 and 210 Information about activities on campus related to Asia, in classes and outside of class Meet […]

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April 5: Honors Week 2017 Lecture and Reception

Join us on Wednesday, April 5 at 2:00 in the Mortar Board Room (Ferg 3107) for our annual honors week lecture and awards presentation. Dr. Sonya Pritzker in UA’s Department of Anthropology will present “Translating Practice: Chinese Medicine and the West” and the Asian Studies Research Award and Outstanding Student Award will be presented. More information […]

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March 2: Mindfulness Under (Re)Construction

Join us Thursday, March 2 for a guest lecture by Ira Helderman of Vanderbilt University. 3:30 pm in 113 ten Hoor. The lecture will consider different understanding of the relations between traditions identified as Buddhist and mindfulness practices in psychotherapy and continued debates over classifying these practices as religious or secular, medicine or science. The event […]

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