Hugo Shakeshaft, a PhD student in Classics and member of Talking Religion, writes about his latest trip to Thailand and what encounters with the image of the Buddha might tell us about perceptions of this most important of figures.
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Dominic Dalglish, a co-founder of Talking Religion, reports on the group’s Fourth and final workshop of the term hosted by the British Museum focussing on how we overcome the triviality of objects.
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Philippa Adrych gives us an overview of the 7th June colloquium, Talking Religion: discussing religious materiality hosted by TORCH and the Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford, that was a celebration of our latest publication, Images of Mithra.
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Stefanie Lenk, a co-founder of Talking Religion, and Sylvia Alvares-Correa, one of the participants, discuss the proceedings of the research group’s third workshop hosted by the Ashmolean museum that focused on what a religious object is.
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Penny Coombe and Sajda van der Leeuw of Talking Religion, respond to the second group workshop on the use of comparative approaches to the study of religion through material culture.
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Philippa Adrych, a co-founder of Talking Religion, discusses the proceedings of the research group’s second workshop focusing on comparative techniques for the study of religion through material culture.
Continue reading “Keeping up momentum: comparative approaches to art and religion”
Dominic Dalglish, a co-founder of Talking Religion, discusses the proceedings of the research group’s first workshop that focussed on how we can use material culture to study religion.
Continue reading “Making a start: thinking religion through images and objects”