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50th Anniversary

Schedule of Events

SEPTEMBER 27 Thursday 5.30 PM McClung Museum Auditorium

OCTOBER 21-22 ARAB FEST

OCTOBER 25, Tuesday 5.30pm Cox Auditorium

  • Siddiqi Lecture in Islamic Studies
    Professor Asma Afsaruddin, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington
    “Islamic Feminisms: Challenging Patriarchy in Muslim-Majority Societies”

NOVEMBER 5 Saturday Fall Homecoming

  • Alumni social event in conjunction with the VolStarter campaign for the new Undergraduate Research and Travel Fund

NOVEMBER 3 Thursday 5.30 pm McClung Museum Auditorium

  • Dr. Erin Darby, Department of Religious Studies, UT, Inaugural Lecture
    “Living in a Material World: What Can Ancient Israel Teach Us About the Modern Study of Religion”

JANUARY 23 Monday 7 pm McClung Museum Auditorium

  • Karen and Pace Robinson Family Lecture on Modern Israel
    Rachel S. Harris, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    “With a Six Shooter and Spurs: Imaging the Israeli Western”

JANUARY 30th Monday 5.30 pm McClung Museum Auditorium

  • Dr. Shawn Arthur, Wake Forest University
    “Smell and Chinese Religions”

FEBRUARY 8, Wednesday 7 pm McClung Museum Auditorium

  • Abraham and Rebecca Solomon and Ida Schwartz Lecture
    “Machine Guns and Lonely Orphans: Yiddish Music in the Soviet Union during the Holocaust”
    Anna Shternshis, University of Toronto

FEBRUARY 16 Thursday 16 5.30 pm Cox Auditorium

MARCH 3 Thursday 5.30 pm McClung Museum Auditorium

  • Dr. Annie Blazer, College of William and Mary
    “Sports, Sex, and God: Evangelical Female Athletes and the Policing of Sexual Desire”

APRIL 4 Tuesday 5.30 pm McClung Museum Auditorium

APRIL 6 Thursday 6 pm

  • Annual Board of Visitors Dinner, Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum

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