Art, Religion, & Cities Course: Islamic Arts in Museums
Jan
7
to May 3

Art, Religion, & Cities Course: Islamic Arts in Museums

Interested in religion, social justice, and the power of cultural institutions? Do you want to be part of a new initiative on campus that explores the intersections of art, religion and Baltimore city? Come join us as we investigate this critical question: Do museums display Islamic art in ways that encourage divisive conversations around race, citizenship, and community, or can they offer creative ways to recover and reimagine our shared histories? Led by scholars and curators of Islam, religion, art, and material culture, this course explores the display of religious art to engage critical questions of race, justice, and community today, and connects with public conversations that navigate Baltimore’s urban context.

Free Museum Trips, Opportunities for Paid Internships, & Work Experience!

To learn more about the course and other opportunities in Museum Studies and other Cultural Institutions, contact:

harold.morales@morgan.edu or amy.landau@morgan.edu

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Student Bike Tour of Murals, Spirituality, & Urban Development
Nov
14
11:00 AM11:00

Student Bike Tour of Murals, Spirituality, & Urban Development

New Public Sites bike tours explore the history, design and uses of public spaces in Baltimore and beyond. Public Artist and tour guide Graham Coreil-Allen creatively reinterprets architecture, history, urban design, and art while investigating the negotiable nature of public space. Discover how civic leaders, visionary plans, urban policy, and community movements continue to transform neighborhoods. Hear stories of how regular people are shaping public life through grassroots organizing and civic engagement. Playfully activate enigmatic public space. Secret places, coded paving, environmental engineering, and forgotten monuments all reveal hidden truths.

Click Here for Student Registration (Type "Station North Bike Tour" in Subject Line)

Co-Sponsored by CSRC and the Department of History, Geography, and Museum Studies as part of Morgan's participation in the National Geography Awareness Week.

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Job Ad: Religion & Cities Postdoctoral Fellowship
Nov
5
to Jan 5

Job Ad: Religion & Cities Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Religion and the City (CSRC) within the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Morgan State University (Baltimore MD, USA) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral residential research fellowships starting in the academic year 2019-2020. This fellowship is generously supported by a Public Theology grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Patterson Park Lantern Parade w/Morgan Quetzalcoatl Float
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Patterson Park Lantern Parade w/Morgan Quetzalcoatl Float

Morgan’s second installment of our Quetzalcoatl float for the Lantern Parade will be in Serpentine Form, adding pre-colonial Mesoamerican traditions (click here to learn more OR here to read a Nahuatl story of Quetzalcoatl) to contemporary celebrations in the city of Baltimore.

Celebrate the magic of Halloween, create illuminated lanterns, carry glowing large scale artist-made floats, and march through Patterson Park with Baltimore’s most beloved community bands, stilt walkers, and creatures big and small. 

The day begins at 3:30pm with Baltimore's BEST family Halloween festival featuring an adorable kids costume contestlantern makinghayridesdancerslive music, an arts & crafts market, and more! Local food trucks and the beer garden stay open until 8:30pm. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon!

Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Grab your lantern and get ready to march with thousands of your neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. You can also line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade!! The route begins at the Boat Lake in Patterson Park, heads east to the annex of the Park, and ends back at the Pulaski Monument for a specially commissioned FINALE and dance party with Mark Evans and Soul Centered. 

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Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month Events
Oct
15
to Oct 17

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month Events

  • Morgan State University - Library, Quarles 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Monday, October 15 - 10am - “Volver” film by Pedro Almodovar
Monday, October 15 - 1pm - “Slave Rights & Freedom before Emancipation in Latin America” talk by Dr. Maria Cecilia Ulrickson
Tuesday, October 16 - 11am - “Introducing Latinx Muslim Diversity in High School Curriculum” workshop by Alison Kysia
Wednesday, October 17 - 10am - Panel on the Importance of Diversity During Times of Discrimination & Repression
Wednesday, October 17 - 1:15pm - “Dolores” documentary film by Peter Bratt

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Call for Proposals - The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Cities
Oct
14
to Jan 15

Call for Proposals - The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Cities

Elise M. Edwards (Baylor University) and Katie Day (United Lutheran Seminary) are preparing a proposal for The Routledge Handbook of Religion and Cities, an edited volume for the Routledge Handbooks in Religion series. If you are interested in contributing to this volume, please send a proposed topic or title, abstract, and 1000 word (maximum) description to elise_edwards@baylor.edu and kday@uls.edu.

Deadline Jan 15, 2019

Click Here to See the Full Call For Proposals

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Imagining Justice in Baltimore
Oct
4
to Nov 15

Imagining Justice in Baltimore

  • 29th Street Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released a momentous report, Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department. This report raises not only political questions, but also theological ones. Please join us for a series of four community discussions and conversations as we turn to our religious traditions and try to answer these questions together.

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Free, but registration required:
https://icjs.org/IJB2018

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White Supremacist Theology & Segregation in Baltimore
Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

White Supremacist Theology & Segregation in Baltimore

Join us for a conversation with author of "The White L, Black Butterfly," Dr. Lawrence Brown from Morgan on the role that white churches and white supremacist theology  played in the racial segregation of Baltimore City; a philosophical analysis of race and urban planning by Dr. Daniel Brunson, and response by Dr. Darrius Hills

BSCC / New Martin D. Jenkins Hall, Rm 100

Click here to see the event flyer

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Morgan's Philosophy & Religious Studies Colloquia
Sep
11
to Nov 13

Morgan's Philosophy & Religious Studies Colloquia

  • Morgan State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tuesday, September 11
“Dewey, Lewis, and the News”
Dr. Carl Sachs, Marymount University
11:00 AM Holmes Hall 117

Tuesday, November 13
“Are You Sure You are an Individual?
Confucian Role Ethics and the Myth of Individualism”
Dr. Joanna Crosby, Morgan State University
11:00 AM, Holmes Hall 117

Click here to see a PDF of our current schedule of academic talks organized by the department. 

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