The Institute for the Study of Religion and Culture provides the University of Arizona with a research and outreach center that addresses the renewed role of religion in international politics and in societies across the globe and situates that role in historical perspective. It is essential for the land-grant mission of the University of Arizona to engage the fundamental question of religion's impact on all human societies and cultures. As a public university, the University of Arizona recognizes that a non-sectarian understanding of religion and its role in culture is central to its educational mission, and the Institute provides an opportunity to align this aspect of the UA mission with the pressing realities of our day.
Monday, April 2, 4-6 pm in the Poetry Center
South Asia contains spiritual traditions that have subtly influenced one another as well as the changing political and cultural heritage of people across the region. Join the University of Arizona's South Asia experts Rae Dachille, Caleb Simmons, and Eric Steinschneider as they discuss religious interpretations of "geography." Light refreshments will be served.
What's So Subtle About the "Subtle Body"?: Mapping the Corporeal Landscape of Liberation in Himalayan Visual Culture - Dr. Rae Dachille
Subversive Cartography: Mapping as an Articulation of Sovereignty in Colonial Mysore - Dr. Caleb Simmons
Claiming Tayumanavar: Polemics and Religious Appropriation in 19th c. South India - Dr. Eric Steinschneider
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