BAHAR Seminar, Thursday November 24, 2011: Kath McPhillips

Posted on 28 September 2011 by Blogs Admin

Kath McPhillips (Sociology and Anthropology, School of Humanities and Social sciences, University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia) will give a seminar on ‘Sainthood in Modern Australia: Contradiction or Possibility?’ on Thursday November 24, 2011. Humanities Building, Cardiff University from 5.10 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. All welcome. Room 3.48, Humanities Building. In October 2010, Australia celebrated the
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FAR SOUTH: New book by BAHAR member Des Barry

Posted on 1 September 2011 by Blogs Admin

BAHAR member Des Barry writes as follows: My alter ego, David Enrique Spellman, has just published a book with Serpent’s Tail called FAR SOUTH, released September 1st. It’s about a theatre director who goes missing in Argentina and the private investigator who tries to find him. You can see a trailer for the book and
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BAHAR Film, Thursday May 12, 2011: Canlar: The Alevis/Bektashis

Posted on 9 May 2011 by Blogs Admin

The Alevis are a religious and cultural minority population in Turkey, numbering about 15 million people. They have historically been discriminated against and intermittently persecuted by both the Ottoman state and the Turkish Republic. There are now substantial Alevi communities outside Turkey, especially in Germany, and also a small community in the UK. The Alevis
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BAHAR Seminar, Thursday May 26, 2011: Yolanda van Ede

Posted on 27 April 2011 by Blogs Admin

On Thursday May 26, 2011, Yolanda van Ede (University of Amsterdam) will present a seminar to the Body, Health and Religion Research Group (BAHAR). The topic will be, ‘Stomping Ground: Modern Female Bodies and Flamenco in Tokyo’. The seminar will take place in Humanities Building, Room 4.45, Cardiff University, from 4.30 to 6 p.m. All
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BAHAR Seminar, Thursday May 12, 2011: Nick Swann

Posted on 27 April 2011 by Blogs Admin

On Thursday May 12, 2011, Nick Swann (University of Wales, Newport) will present a seminar to the Body, Health and Religion Research Group (BAHAR). The topic will be, ‘Conversion Experience and Religious Communities in Cyberspace’. The seminar will take place in Humanities Building, Room 3.48, Cardiff University, from 4.30 to 6 p.m. All welcome. Nick
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BAHAR Seminar, Thursday April 14, 2011: Susan Greenwood

Posted on 11 April 2011 by Blogs Admin

On Thursday April 14, 2011, Susan Greenwood (Sussex University) will present a seminar to the Body, Health and Religion Research Group (BAHAR). The topic will be, ‘On Becoming an Owl: Magical Consciousness and Science’. The seminar will take place in Humanities Building, Room 3.48, Cardiff University, from 4.30 to 6 p.m. All welcome. Susan introduces
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BAHAR Seminar, Thursday March 31, 2011: Dawn Collins

Posted on 19 March 2011 by Blogs Admin

On Thursday March 31, 2011, Dawn Collins (Cardiff University) will present a seminar to the Body, Health and Religion Research Group (BAHAR). The topic will be, ‘The blessing in breath: ritual healing performed by invisible agents in Tibetan traditions’. The seminar will take place in Humanities Building, Room 3.48, Cardiff University, from 4.30 to 6
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Islam, Love and Marriage: New Choices in a New World

Posted on 13 March 2011 by Blogs Admin

A public workshop will be held in the Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Bute Building, Cardiff University on Wednesday 23rd March from 5 to 8 p.m., to present findings from our three-year ESRC-funded research project on Islam and young Bangladeshis. The event will be chaired by Saleem Kidwai from the Muslim Council of Wales. Speakers include
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BAHAR Lecture by Naomi Goldenberg, Thursday Mar 17, 2011: Gender and the Vestigial State of Religion: Toward Feminist Renewal in Global Politics

Posted on 6 March 2011 by Blogs Admin

Gender and the Vestigial State of Religion: Toward Feminist Renewal in Global Politics Lecture by Professor Naomi Goldenberg to RT1217 Gender and Religion in Humanities 2.03, 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday March 17, 2011. All welcome. Enquiries to Geoffrey Samuel. Naomi Goldenberg is Professor at the Department of Classics and Religious Studies of the Faculty
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BAHAR Seminar, Thursday Mar 10, 2011: Richard Roberts

Posted on 18 February 2011 by Blogs Admin

Professor Richard H. Roberts of the School of Languages, Cultures and Religions, University of Stirling, will speak on ‘Death the Final Healing? – Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, Phyllida Anam-aire, The Book of the Dead and the “Death Walk”‘ on Thursday, May 20th 2010, Humanities Building 3.48, 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Professor Roberts introduces his seminar as
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