You are all invited to the first department colloquium of the spring term.
Undergraduates: this is a nice way to hear interesting lectures on aspects of religious studies not covered in your classes including new research by faculty from Pitt and nearby universities. It's also a great way interact with professors, graduate students, and visiting faculty in an informal environment. For those of you considering graduate school in religious studies or other humanities/social science fields, this is also a good preview of what it is like to be part of an intellectual community in a department that goes beyond simply attending and doing well in your classes. Also--there's free coffee and cookies.
The Department of Religious Studies
Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium Series
University of Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
“Violent and Non Violent Ends of the Sanskrit Epic: A Dialogical Reading”
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
2628 Cathedral of Learning
Coffee and cookies provided
Tamar Reich works on the religions of India, especially Hinduism. Among her interests are the formation of Hinduism in the post-Vedic and classic period; Indian classical literature in Sanskrit; religion and literature in modern South Asia; women in South Asia; religion and nationalism; and religion and violence. Her research to date has been on the Mahabharta, the great Sanskrit epic, and she is completing a book on its textuality and dialogue. Dr. Reich earned her PhD in South Asian languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago (1998). She also has an MA degree in religious studies from the Hebrew University and an MA in Sanskrit and Indian studies from Harvard.