Department of Studies in Religion
The Department of Studies in Religion within the School of Letters, Art and Media is administered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and located in the John Woolley Building.
The Department aims to provide an open, serious, scholarly and critical study of religion. It offers the widest possible range of units and its methods of study on religion include history, philosophy, psychology, phenomenology, sociology, and biblical scholarship.
Currently there are approximately 25 research postgraduate students presently enrolled in the Department engaged in research on a wide range of topics. The first year of the undergraduate degree (BA) usually attracts around 130 students with a general undergraduate student body of approximately 300.
The Department has a research seminar programme. All are welcome to attend. Please contact Dr Chris Hartney for details on dates, topics and presenters.
You are invited to participate in a new Health Humanities research collaborative. The health humanities offer insights into the human condition as it pertains to the arts and sciences of healing and deepens understanding of disease and wellness, pain and suffering, personhood, the nature of death and dying, embodied experience, and the limits of technological knowledge. This collaborative will apply for node status with the Charles Perkins Centre.
Abstracts for proposed papers and proposals for sessions are invited relating to the ten conference themes.
Rethinking Intellectual History is co-presented by the Sydney Intellectual History Network (University of Sydney), the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science (University of Sydney) and the Centre for the History of European Discourses (University of Queensland).
Key Texts: Reading the New Testament - The Book and its Significance - 27 October 2014
Ideas and Enlightenment: The Long-Eighteenth Century. David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XV - 10 December 2014 to 12 December 2014