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Betsey Robinson Moderates October 20 Workshop Session on the Western Delta in Late Antiquity

The hinterland of Alexandria was the setting for some of the earliest and most important monastic settlements in late antique Egypt. It is this area that produced the famous “sayings of the desert fathers,” and it is in this area, above all, that Christian pilgrims from the Roman Empire encountered Egyptian monasticism. This is the…

Posted by on October 19, 2017 in Conferences, Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


Stephen Davis to Deliver Keynote Lecture at Interdisciplinary Workshop on Late Antiquity October 19-20

Stephen J. Davis, professor of religious studies and Near Eastern languages and civilization at Yale University, will deliver the keynote lecture, “The Archaeology of Early Christian Monasticism: Evidentiary Problems and Criteria” on Thursday, October 19, at 4:10 pm in Cohen Hall 203 followed by a reception.  Davis will open ReLACS 2017, an interdisciplinary workshop on…

Posted by on October 17, 2017 in Conferences, Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Vanderbilt University, VRC


“Invictus” Art Exhibition Celebrates African Americans’ Pursuit of Freedom and Will to Survive

An art exhibition inspired by a Vanderbilt undergraduate’s course work in African American history is currently on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School through Friday, February 24. The Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program presents “Invictus: Twenty Works Celebrating African Americans’ Pursuit of Freedom and Will to Survive” in the Divinity School’s art gallery,…

Posted by on February 17, 2017 in Divinity School, Events, HART, Student/Alumni, VRC


“American Epic” Print Exhibition Opens September 22 at Divinity School

American Epic, an exhibition by Clarksville artist and master printmaker Jesse Shaw, will open at Vanderbilt Divinity School on Thursday, September 22, with a reception from 4 to 6 pm in room G-20, including a gallery talk by the artist at 5 pm. Shaw works primarily in relief prints carved from linoleum blocks. His work…

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in Divinity School, Events, HART, VRC


Vanderbilt Libraries to Host “Cultural Heritage at Scale” Symposium June 2-3

Understanding the opportunities and challenges related to building sustainable national-scale digital humanities projects is one of the goals of a free symposium at the Vanderbilt University Central Library on June 2 and 3. “Cultural Heritage at Scale” is co-sponsored by Vanderbilt Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. …

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Divinity School, Events, HART, Technology, VRC

(Samuel L. Dunson Jr.)

Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture: A Review

The intersection between religion and the arts in today’s seemingly secular society has shifted dramatically from its pedagogical past, and Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks to explore this through their grant-funded program “Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture.” As a result of this initiative, an exhibition recently opened titled Meet the Fergusons, a series of…

Posted by on October 12, 2015 in Divinity School, Events, HART, VRC

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