New Doctoral Field in Religion and Modernity

June 12, 2017
The Department of Religious Studies announces the creation of a new doctoral field in Religion and Modernity. The field brings together faculty and students in Religious...
Bronze token of Sing Sing Prison, Five. 1916. Yale University Art Gallery

Evelyn Hilbrich Davis wins Wrexham Prize

May 30, 2017
We are overjoyed to announce that the Wrexham Prize “for the best Senior essay in the field of the humanities” was awarded Monday, May 22, 2017 to Evelyn Hilbrich Davis.  ...
Charlie Rose Interviewing Philip Gorski

On "Charlie Rose," A Conversation With Philip Gorski

April 12, 2017
On “Charlie Rose,” a conversation with Philip Gorski.  He is professor of sociology and religious studies at Yale University. His new book is called “American Covenant: A...
A sign protests H.B. 2, a North Carolina law governing which restrooms transgender people can use

Do the Culture Wars Really Represent America?

April 9, 2017
  A new book argues that the country needs to reclaim the “vital c​enter” of politics.         Depending on who you’re talking to, the story of America’s founding may be told...
The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law

NEW PUBLICATION: The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law

April 7, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to Judaism and Law explores the Jewish conception of law as an essential component of the divine-human relationship from biblical to modern times, as...

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...