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A CREOR lecture by Captain Harold Ristau, Ph.D., Monday, January 20 at 4:30 p.m., Faculty Room, Birks Building, 3520 University Street.
"At Peach with War": A Chaplain's Meditations from Afghanistan

The Newman Institute of Catholic Studies presents a public lecture by Professor Douglas Farrow, Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies, Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., Newman Centre, 3484 Peel Street.
Catholics and the 'Neutral' State

A CREOR lecture by Professor Wayne Hankey, Carnegie Professor and Chair of Classics and Religious Studies, Tuesday, February 18 at 4:30 p.m., Faculty Room, Birks Heritage Building, 3520 University Street.
Conversion: Ontological and Secular from Plato to Tom Jones

Fall 2013

Religion and Performance in South Asia- Fall 2013 Lecture Series


The Fall 2013 lecture series sponsored by the McGill Centre for Research on Religion (CREOR) will address the theme of religion and performance in South Asia. The lectures illuminate the rich and complex links between performance traditions, politics, history, and  identity in the living religions of South Asia including Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. The lecture series consists of seven one-hour lectures followed by half-hour periods of open discussion. The lectures will take place in the Birks Heritage Chapel, Faculty of Religious Studies, 3520 University Street, on Wednesdays in October and November 2013, at 5:30 pm

Contact: Prof. Davesh Soneji, Associate Director of CREOR

 davesh [dot] soneji [at] mcgill [dot] ca


September 25, 2013

Prof. Margaret Walker, Associate Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Queen’s University

From Salām to Praṇām: Sanskritization in India’s Kathak Dance

September 30th & October 1st, 2013

Prof. Zoe Sherinian, Associate Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology), University of Oklahoma

September 30 -- Film Screening:

This is a Music: Reclaiming an Untouchable Drum

October 1 -- Lecture: Performing Tamil Christian Dalit Identity


October 9, 2013

Prof. Anna Schultz, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology,

Stanford University


Performing Translation in Jewish India: Kirtans of the Bene Israel

October 30, 2013

Prof. Richard Wolf, Professor of Music, Harvard University

The Drums of Islam: A Shrine and a Story Set in Pakistan

November 6, 2013

Prof. Joyce Flueckiger, Professor of Religion, Emory University

Performativity and Agency of the Material Guise (Veṣam) in a

South Indian Goddess Tradition

November 13, 2013

Prof. Davesh Soneji, Associate Professor of South Asian Religions,

McGill University

The Powers of Polyglossia: Music, Multilingualism, and the Making of a South Indian Devotional Tradition

November 27, 2013

Prof. Archana Venkatesan, Associate Professor of Religion,

University of California-Davis

The Service of Kings: 

Dance, Music and Recitation at a South Indian Vishnu Temple

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