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HART Alumna Jelena Bogdanović to Lecture on the Canopy and the Byzantine Church

Architectural historian and HART alumna Jelena Bogdanović, MA’02, will present a lecture entitled “The Canopy and the Byzantine Church” on Saturday, April 14, at 3 pm in Room G-23 of Vanderbilt Divinity School. Bogdanović, associate professor of architectural history and theory at Iowa State University, will examine the canopy—a four-columned structure with a roof—as an…

Posted by on April 6, 2018 in Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, Student/Alumni, Vanderbilt University, VRC


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“Eikon: A Triple Encounter” Exhibition Opens at the Divinity School on March 23

Drawn from Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s collection of Zdenka Živković’s full-scale fresco copies created from the original paintings found in Macedonian and Serbian monasteries, the exhibition “Eikon: A Triple Encounter” opens Friday, March 23, at the Divinity School, room G-20, with a gallery reception from 4 to 6 pm. The exhibit will remain on view…

Posted by on March 22, 2018 in Divinity School, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, VRC


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Cultures in Clay Lecture and Cuneiform Workshop Held February 21-22 at the Divinity School

Andrea Seri, professor of ancient history, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, will present a lecture entitled Tradition, Past and Present:The Appointment of King Nabonidus’ Daughter as an Entu-priestess on Wednesday, February 21, at 4:10 pm in the Divinity School Reading Room. On Thursday, February 22, Seri will lead a workshop on working with cuneiform tablets that…

Posted by on February 21, 2018 in Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, News, VRC


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Cohen Hall Hosts Exhibit on “Syriac: Preserving an Endangered World Culture”

For nearly two thousand years, Christians across the Middle East and Asia have shared a common heritage through the Syriac language (a dialect of Aramaic) and culture. Syriac texts are one of the largest surviving bodies of literature from the period, including more than 20,000 manuscripts and fragments related to theology, philosophy, commerce, science, and…

Posted by on February 9, 2018 in Divinity School, Events, Fine Arts Gallery, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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Divinity School Features Gallery Talk with Nashville Artist Omari Booker and Paul Polycarpou on February 8

An exhibition by Nashville studio artist Omari Booker, whose works include themes of social justice and Nashville’s changing neighborhoods, will be on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School throughout the month of February. “In My Lifetime: An African American Perspective” is located in the Divinity School’s Art Room, G-20. The exhibition will be open weekdays—with the exception of Tuesdays—from…

Posted by on February 6, 2018 in Divinity School, Events, HART, Lectures, Nashville Arts, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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‘Cultures in Clay’ Exhibit at Divinity Library Showcases 4,000-year-old Writing System

The importance of clay as a medium of culture in what many call the “cradle of civilization” some 4,000 years ago is the focus of a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library. Among the highlights of “Cultures in Clay: The Shaping of Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations” are clay tablets with cuneiform—a wedge-shaped writing system used…

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Divinity School, HART, News, Student/Alumni, VRC


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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


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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


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“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


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“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


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