BCSR Announces Nine Winners of the 2014-2015 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants in Religion

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The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR), an academic center for independent and innovative research in religion, announces the nine recipients of the 2014-15 Graduate Student Summer Research Grants. These projects address a broad range of issues and topics in religion including relationships of religion to media and politics, under-seen global or early religious communities, and religious doctrine …

BCSR Announces Graduate Student Summer Research Grants in Religion, Applications Due March 13th

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The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) is offering five summer research grants in the amount of $5000 each for advanced graduate students working on topics in the study of religion, broadly construed. Applications are welcome from all UC Berkeley Ph.D. students who have advanced to candidacy, with preference be given to those who are close to completion …

Professors Niklaus Largier and David Marno to Receive Faculty Project Development Group Grant

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The 2014 Faculty Project Development Group (PDG) Grant has been awarded to Professors Niklaus Largier (German and Comparative Literature) and David Marno (English) for their collaborative project, Poetics of Prayer. The goal of the project is to develop a rhetoric and poetics of prayer from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century in tandem with prayer’s echoes in early modern …