Religious Studies offers Richmond students the opportunity to study a broad range of religions from an academic perspective.
Ryan McEvoy's article "Faith, Far Away," was recently published in America, The National Catholic Review.
Adam Uslan received the 2016 Lynn C. Dickerson Award.
Ryan Shepherd was recognized with the 2016 Philip R. Hart Prize.
- Hanaoka Book
Dr. Mimi Hanaoka recently published her first book, Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography: Persian Histories from the Peripheries, which explains themes and literary strategies that “centered” texts from “peripheral” regions in medieval Persia.
- Winiarski Fellowship
Dr. Doug Winiarski has been awarded a semester-long Residential Fellowship from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities to support his project, “Shakers, Jerkers & the Shawnee Prophet: Religious Encounters on the Early American Frontier.”
- Hanaoka Fellowship
Dr. Mimi Hanaoka received the Transregional Research Junior Scholar Fellowship in InterAsian Contexts and Connections from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) for 2015-2016.
- Cobb Award
Dr. Stephanie Cobb's article Polycarp’s Cup: Imitatio in the Martyrdom of Polycarp was awarded the annual Bruce Mansfield prize for the best article published in the Journal of Religious History for the previous year.
- Winiarski Seminar Leader
Dr. Doug Winiarski is a seminar leader for the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture's Young Scholars in American Religion program for 2014-2016.
- Hanaoka Article
Dr. Mimi Hanaoka published the article “Perspectives from the Peripheries: Strategies for ‘Centering’ Persian Histories from the ‘Peripheries’" in the Journal of Persianate Studies.
- Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims in the Late Ottoman EmpireOct045:30 PM - 7:00 PMThe Department of Religious Studies welcomes Dr. Lale Can, Assistant Professor of History at the City College of New... Continue reading
- Not Your Farmer¿s Almanac: Navigating Life and Death in Early AmericaOct185:00 PM - 6:30 PMHistorian T.J. Tomlin, author of A Divinity for All Persuasions: Almanacs and Early American Religious Life (Oxford... Continue reading
Junior's research project will leave you wondering: what's a religious studies major doing working on a math project?
Richmond student experiences life in the outback with an Aboriginal Australian tribe while studying abroad.
Students discover valuable approaches to learning through First-Year Seminar class
New dean of arts and sciences has history of interdisciplinary education as both a teacher and lifelong student
Scholarship Repository Readership
The University of Richmond's Scholarship Repository shares faculty publications with a world-wide audience. The map below shows where articles from religious studies faculty are being read around the globe.
- The Bible as Literature
- Jesus in History and Tradition
- Body/Sex in World Religious Literature
- Religion and the Arts
- Saints and Sinners in Muslim Literature
- Buddhism in India and Tibet
- Ethics, Religion, and War
- Sufism: Introduction to Islamic Mysticism
- Tolkien in Medieval Imagination
- Is Jewish-Christian Dialogue Possible?