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Leslie Desmangles Delivers Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture

While many people are familiar with the persecution of Jews by the Nazis during the 1930s and 1940s, fewer know about the cruelty and oppression Jews faced in 15th century Spain and later in Portugal. During a Catholic Inquisition that lasted for centuries, thousands of Jews were burned at the stake or imprisoned. This prompted […]

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Timothy Landry Explores Connections Between Science and Religion with Help from Paranormal Investigators

On a dark November night, students in Timothy Landry’s Anthropology of Religion course joined the Connecticut Paranormal Research Team (CTPRT) in Raether Library and Information Technology Center’s Level C periodical section to see if the area was haunted. The CTPRT set up a variety of scientific equipment that they say can help determine the presence […]

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Guggenheim Fellowship Awarded to Trinity Biblical Scholar Seth Sanders

Seth L. Sanders, an associate professor of religion at Trinity College, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support his research and writing as a biblical scholar. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grants funding to fellows based on “prior achievement and exceptional promise.” Sanders was one of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists selected this […]

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NEH Grants Support Ambitious Research by Trinity Faculty

For their research on the mapping of the Middle East and the uniqueness of the Torah, respectively, the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded grants of $50,400 each to Zayde Antrim, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of History and International Studies, and Seth Sanders, associate professor of religion. Each will use their fellowship […]

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Mark Silk Participates in White House Conference

By almost any measure, this has been an incredibly gratifying, if not extraordinary, year for Mark Silk, director of the Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity and professor of religion. It was only about a few months ago that Silk, who has been at the College since 1996, […]

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