Anthropological Approaches to Oil Production: A View from the Arabian Sea

School of World Studies

Anthropological Approaches to Oil Production: A View from the Arabian Sea

Wednesday November 29, 2017 The School of World Studies presents Andrea Wright, Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology at the College of William and Mary as part of the Fall 2017 Anthropology Speaker Series. VCU Student Commons, Commons Theater 907 Floyd Avenue 3:00pm Admission is free and all are welcome! View the flyer

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VCU Commemorates Centennial of the Balfour Declaration

On the 100th anniversary of the historical document known as the Balfour Declaration, various departments from the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences invited esteemed scholars to discuss the role of the document in modern day context. The Balfour Declaration was a short letter that announced the British support of creating a separate state for […]

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How Ancient Egyptian Christians Healed the Body and Soul; Q&A with Andrew Crislip

Andrew Crislip, Ph.D., is regularly the first person in hundreds of years to read the words and thoughts of people so ancient and forgotten, even the language they used to communicate has been dead for centuries. His research focuses on the history of Christianity in late antiquity, particularly focusing on the history of monasticism and […]

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The Evolution and Significance of Female Islamic Scholarship

Q&A with Samaneh Oladi Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies Dr. Samaneh Oladi is an assistant professor of Islamic Studies at VCU, whose research focuses on the evolving role of women as religious authorities and producers of Islamic knowledge. Her work studies how female Islamic scholarship challenges patriarchal interpretations of sacred scriptures, and she has published […]

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Bringing the Past into the Present Using the Technology of the Future

Walking into VCU’s Virtual Curation Lab is like entering the mind of a crazed historian from the future. The whirring of several 3D printers working at once fills the tiny office space, which looks like a national museum stuffed into 200 square feet, with the busy sounds of creation. Massive bones of extinct creatures, delicate […]

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Dedication for Holocaust Surviving Torah

The quiet, busy atmosphere of Cabell Library was joyfully torn apart on the afternoon of March 30, 2017 with the sudden appearance of an energetic klezmer band, closely followed by a centuries old Torah and a massive congregation of clapping followers. The Torah made its slow procession through three floors of the library and attracted […]

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School of World Studies Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading

Tuesday, April 18 5:00-6:30 PM Hibbs Auditorium 403 School of World Studies Fourth Foreign Languages Poetry Reading with English translation. It includes a tribute to Wanda Hewlett Capers. Theme: “Remembrance of Beloved Ones.” A poem of Wanda will be read in several languages. Download and print the full-sized flyer here.

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Under the hijab and the kippah: Muslims and Jews in a divided America

February 24, 2017, 3 – 4:30 pm Academic Learning Commons 1000 Floyd Ave, Room 2201 A Religious Studies Faculty Panel Discussion FEATURING: Samaneh Oladi Assistant Professor of Islam David Weinfeld Assistant Professor of Judaic Studies Jon Waybright Instructor and SWS Director of Internships SPONSORS: VCU Powell-Edwards Lecture in Religion and the Arts, sponsored by Powell-Edwards Distinguished Professorship […]

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Alumni spotlight: Barrett Martin

It might not be obvious to her clients but Barrett Martin (BA International Studies ‘12/H&S) uses her minor in anthropology in every aspect of her work as a freelance design strategist and researcher. Barrett first pursued a degree in communications arts until her junior year when she realized she was craving additional skills that would […]

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Teach-in on the European Migration Crisis

Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM VCU International Studies and VCU Political Science invite you to join them for a teach-in on the European Migration Crisis, featuring: Dr. Christopher Burdett, “European Dis-Union: Causes & Consequences” Dr. Robert Godwin-Jones, “The Evolving German Reaction to the Immigrant Wave” Dr. Bernardo Piciché, “The Italian Response […]

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