Kate Kreindler “Domestic architecture and social differentiation at Poggio Civitate”

Classics, Philosophy, & Religion is co-hosting a guest speaker with Art and Art History this Thurs. (1/25). Kate Kreindler, UVA "Domestic architecture and social differentiation at Poggio Civitate" Thurs., Jan. 25th, 5:15 pm, HCC 136 (Digital Aud.) There will be a pre-talk reception just outside the Digital Aud., starting at 4:45 pm. The site of Poggio Civitate is a northern Etruscan settlement dating to the 7th and 6th centuries BCE. Situated on a currently uninhabited hilltop approximately 25 kilometers south of the city of Siena, Poggio Civitate preserves evidence for three phases of elite, monumental domestic architecture. The elite occupants of Poggio Civitate used architecture as a tool to communicate and reinforce their status to non-elite members of the larger community; not only did architectural decorations become more elaborate, but also, with each phase, access to the monumental center of the site became more restricted and controlled. As a result, non-elite … [Read more...]

Kiyoshi Yamamoto on Sadako Sasaki and Cranes for Peace

Presentation and Origami Folding Wednesday, Oct. 25th 6pm Leidecker Center, Farmer 107B Paper Provided The Leidecker Center for Asian Studies presents, “Sadako Sasaki: Cranes for Peace” 2nd Annual Origami Folding Workshop, led by Origami artist and UMW alumnus Kiyoshi Yamamoto. This event is in recognition of the UN International Day of Peace and the Gardens for Peace Initiative. Kiyoshi Yamamoto will discuss the story of Sadako Sasaki, who lived through the Hiroshima bombings and, at age 12, inspired the world via her peace symbol of the origami crane. Fold your own origami crane with instruction. Origami paper will be provided. Wed. Oct. 25th, 6:00 p.m. in James Farmer 107 B (The Leidecker Center for Asian Studies). … [Read more...]

Professor Angela Pitts Discusses Ancient Women Writers of Greece and Rome

Tuesday, October 3rd 2023, 15.00 https://unisannio.webex.com/unisannio/j.php?MTID=m2c8b0c292584a458bb38149783cf5198 Password: zfGkt9wsJ22 Youtube https://youtube.com/live/U5wJhVnleiA More information (pdf Flyer). … [Read more...]

Study Abroad in Greece Info Meeting

Thursday Oct 5th 5pm Farmer Hall 204 … [Read more...]

Zen Garden Activities

The Leidecker Center for Asian Studies invites you to participate in its annual “Gardens for Peace” event, as participating Japanese Zen Gardens throughout North America sponsor events to honor the UN’s International Day of Peace (Sept. 21). Join us for the following events, all of which will take place in the UMW Zen Garden behind James Farmer Hall (weather permitting): 1. Wed. 9/27 at noon: Guided Walking Meditation in the Garden 2. Wed. 10/4 at noon: Brief meditation and Zen Ensō Circle Painting … [Read more...]

Dr. Angela L. Pitts, Surviving Loss: Women’s Writings of Ancient Greece and the Distaff of Erinna

The Department of Classics, Philosophy, & Religion and Eta Sigma Phi at the University of Mary Washington present the Annual Eta Sigma Phi Lecture Dr. Angela L. Pitts Professor of Classics, University of Mary Washington Surviving Loss: Women’s Writings of Ancient Greece and the Distaff of Erinna Wed. April 12TH, 5 pm Lee 411 A reception will follow the lecture. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Questions? Call 654-1023 … [Read more...]

Religion Majors Present at WGST Research Forum

Congrats to Religious Studies Majors Emma Bradley and Madeline Ryan, who were selected to present their capstone research projects at the annual Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Research Forum on March 29, 2023. … [Read more...]

Honors Outlook Jennifer Barry’s Religion 208, Christianity after the New Testament

Dr. Jennifer Barry's Religion 208 course, Christianity after the New Testament featured in the Honors Outlook. Prof. Jennifer Barry’s course, RELG 208, Christianity After the New Testament, was spotlighted in the UMW Honors Newsletter. Christopher Anderson, a newly declared Religious Studies major, took the time to reflect on his experience in the class and highlighted an interactive assignment where students had the opportunity to re-enact the formative Christian Council of Nicaea (325 CE). This creative exercise allowed students to apply their cumulative knowledge and embody different theological positions in the game of early Christian politics. They also dove into the art of ancient rhetoric and attempted to navigate a fraught history of imperial and religious scandal. Link to the full piece: Honors Outlook Fall 2022 (pdf) … [Read more...]

People’s Front of Judea!? SPLINTERS!

MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Majors and Friends Join us for a Student/Faculty Mixer PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT Thurs. 11/10 5:00-7:30 p.m. Pizza in CPR Lounge, then movie in 210 JFH … [Read more...]


PROTESTS IN IRAN : CONTEXT, STRATEGIES, AND (LIKELY) CONSEQUENCES Join us for a panel on the ongoing protests in Iran triggered by the death of 22-year old Mahsa Amini in police custody. For four weeks now, women have been protesting dress and behavior rules despite the government locking down access to the internet and social media. Panelists: Ms. Leila Asadi, Activist and Scholar Dr. Mehdi Aminrazavi, Professor of Religion, UMW Dr. Farhang Rouhani, Associate Professor of Geography, UMW Ms. Asadi has 12 years of experience in teaching, activism, and research. Her research focuses on women's rights in Iran and the international regime on refugee protection. She has been working with the National Democratic Institute to empower civil society in Iran. OCTOBER 26 4-5:30PM MONROE 346 Sponsored by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the Khatib Program in Religion and Dialogue. … [Read more...]