GISRAM events 2019/2020
Semi-annual meeting of GISRAM, Sunday, September 22 3:00-5:00 at the home of Sarah Iles Johnston and Fritz Graf. Topic: discussion of article ‘Familiarity and Phenomenology’ by guest-of-honor Katie Rask.
The annual Davis Lecture in Christianity (Department of Comparative Studies) Thursday, September 26 at 4:30 in Thompson Library. Speaker: Angie Heo, ‘Copts and Christian-Muslim Mediation: The Social Life of Theology in Egypt’ More info at: https://comparativestudies.osu.edu/events/annual-davis-lecture-christianity-presents-copts-and-christian-muslim-mediation-social-life
Friday, October 11, 7 p.m.: lecture and performance by scholar of Renaissance magic and practicing stage magician Josh Jay, sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Title: ‘Rediscovering Discoverie: Making Magic’s Oldest Ideas New Again,’ Ohio Union, US Bank Conference Theater.
Friday, November 15, 4:00 p.m: Annual Francis Utley Lecture, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Folklore and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, by Lea T. Olsan. Title: ‘Charms: Religion, Medicine, Magic and Foklore.’
Thursday, February 20: Colloquium on the pedagogy of magic, focused on Radcliffe Edmond’s new book Drawing Down the Moon. Outside speakers: Radcliffe Edmonds, David Frankfurter. OSU speakers will include Sarah Iles Johnston, Hugh Urban and Michael Swartz. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion. More info TBA
Tuesday, March 3: Colloquium on The Story of Myth by Sarah Iles Johnston, with outside speaker Markus Altena Davidsen. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religion. More info TBA
Wednesday, April 8: Annual Schlam Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Classics. Speaker: Esther Eidinow. More info TBA
Thursday, April 9: Colloquium on Narrating Belief, sponsored by the Public Narrative Collaborative Discovery Theme. Outside Speakers: Esther Eidinow and Laura Feldt. OSU speakers and more info coming soon! Organizers: Carman Romano (.93) and Caroline Toy (.36)
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