Global Humanities and Religions

Jonathan Ned Katz, a noted historian of sexuality and gender, and the Digital Humanities program of Western Washington University have announced an agreement to work together on OutHistory.org, the public history website Katz founded in 2008. This work is supported by a $20,000 grant to Western…

Western is offering a new minor in Digital Humanities, thanks to a collaboration between the Global Humanities and Religions Department and the Computer Science Department’s Internet Studies Center (ISC). 

The Digital Humanities minor involves a combination of computing…

Western's Global Humanities and Religions Department, with support from the WWU Alumni Association, will host Eric Haruki Swanson, assistant professor of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University, for "Conquering Evil and Peace of Mind: Negotiating Salvation in Esoteric Buddhism in…

Western Washington University Professor of Global Humanities and Religions Jonathan Miran has been awarded a research grant from the Gerda Henkel Stiftung in Germany allowing him to devote time in 2021 to pursue his book project The Global Red Sea: Histories of Space, Circulation, and…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Global Humanities & Religions Ethan Bushelle's essay "The Green Bamboo is the Dharmakāya: Waka Poetry and the Buddhist Imagination in Heian Japan" is one of the entries in a volume of essays, "Buddhist Literature as…

WWU Associate Professor of Global Humanities and Religions Michael Slouber was interviewed for a New Books Network podcast on his upcoming anthology A Garland of Forgotten Goddesses: Tales of the Feminine Divine from India and Beyond (University of California Press, 2021).  …

Western's Honors Program is hosting its first virtual Social Justice Community Engagement Group for students at 2 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 6, with professors Anika Tilland-Stafford and Katie Brian. The SJCE group will meet bi-weekly to share resources, discuss current issues concerning…

Holly Folk, a professor at Western Washington University, is sympathetic. “Once you examine the track record,” she says, “you realize none of the accusations are true.” Analyzing the campaign against the CAG, “You see the exact same move by the Chinese government against the Falun Gong.”

Holly Folk is an associate professor of Global Humanities and Religions at Western, and she is a historian who studies 19th and 20th century religion and culture. Her research addresses a variety of social movements that fall outside the “mainstream,”  including new religions, communes and…

While on a quarter-long professional leave Winter 2019, Andrea Gogröf  of Western's Department of Global Humanities and Religions edited a special volume of Pacific Coast Philology entitled Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility and Vision.

This volume includes her article entitled…

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