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The Hidden Histories of Islamic Magic

March 20, 2017
Mysteries of nature, modern enchantments, and the curse words of colorful incantations were among the many topics addressed in the two-day symposium “Magic and the Occult in...
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Christine Hayes Latest Book Wins Multiple Prizes

February 20, 2017
Christine Hayes, the Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Religious...
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Professor Carlos Eire Secures Two PROSE Awards

February 2, 2017
Carlos Eire’s new book Reformations: The Early Modern World, 1450-1650 received two awards from the American Publishers Association: The R. R. Hawkins Award, the top...

Muslim Americans Speak of Escalating Worries

November 18, 2016
Muslim Americans, already alarmed by the election of Donald J. Trump, said Friday that Mr. Trump’s choices for crucial posts heightened their fears of discrimination,...

New faculty bring “Dr. T.” and Islamic expertise to Yale

October 17, 2016
“Welcome. We will begin each week promptly at 4:34,” Shawkat Toorawa told the assembled group of students at the Whitney Humanities Center on a recent Wednesday. “I will talk...

At Yale, an emphasis on pluralism

September 22, 2016
In the religious spaces at Yale and beyond, murmurs about society’s increasing secularization find their way into the public dialogue. At Yale, though, the trend is toward...

In conversation: Kathryn Lofton on the 2016 elections from a humanist’s point of view

May 3, 2016
As part of an ongoing series of conversations with Yale faculty members on the 2016 presidential elections, YaleNews recently met with Kathryn Lofton, professor and chair of...

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