Fall 2019 was an excellent and busy semester for the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion’s affiliated faculty. BCSR is proud to share a sample of recent accomplishments, publications, awards, and news from affiliated faculty from the fall 2019 semester. Please join us in congratulating our affiliated faculty members Carolyn Chen, David A. Hollinger, Rita Lucarelli, Diego Pirillo, and Francesco Spagnolo on these achievements!
Carolyn Chen recently published the article “Pathways of Religious Assimilation: Second-Generation Asian Americans’ Religious Retention and Religiosity” in the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Full reference: “Pathways of Religious Assimilation: Second-Generation Asian Americans’ Religious Retention and Religiosity,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58(3): 666-668.
David A. Hollinger was awarded the Peter Dobkin Hall Prize for his book, Protestants Abroad: How Missionaries Tried to Change the World but Changed America. He also keynoted an international conference on Protestant missions in Salt Lake City. He published an article in Chebacco’s special issue on the religious history of Mt. Desert Island, Maine: “Elegy on Baker Island: Charles W. Eliot’s Maritime Pastoral.”
Rita Lucarelli recently published the article “Magic and Religion in Ancient Egypt” in the volume Theorizing ‘Religion’ in Antiquity.
Full reference: “Magic and Religion in Ancient Egypt.” In Nicholas Roubekas (ed.) Theorizing ‘Religion’ in Antiquity. Equinox, United Kingdom 2019, pp. 176-196.
Diego Pirillo’s recent book The Refugee-Diplomat: Venice, England, and the Reformation has received the Modern Language Association of America’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies.
Francesco Spagnolo recently published the article “Sounds of Emancipation: Politics, Identity, and Music in 19th-century Italian Synagogues” in a special issue of Annali d’Italianistica, and curated two exhibitions at The Magnes.
Francesco Spagnolo. “Sounds of Emancipation: Politics, Identity, and Music in 19th-century Italian Synagogues,” The New Italy and the Jews from Massimo D’Azeglio to Primo Levi. Ed. Jonathan Druker and L. Scott Lerner. Spec. issue of Annali d’Italianistica 36/2018: 115-140.
Francesco Spagnolo (curator). Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations, The Magnes, UC Berkeley, February-December 2019 (exhibition).
Francesco Spagnolo (curator). A tsigele / One Little Goat. El Lissitzky’s Chad Gadyo at 100, The Magnes, UC Berkeley, August-December 2019 (exhibition).