News & Events

  • Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Dartmouth: Thinking with Nancy K. Frankenberry and Ronald M. Green

    Saturday, May 30, 2015
    041 Haldeman Hall
    Free & open to all

    This one-day symposium marks the retirement of Nancy Frankenberry and Ronald Green. The symposium focuses on Nancy and Ron’s nationally recognized work in the fields of philosophy of religion and ethics. Robert Neville (Boston University) and Terry Godlove (Hofstra) will engage with...

  • Professor Susan Ackerman '80, Preston H. Kelsey Professor in Religion, professor of women's and gender studies and Jewish studies at Dartmouth, and also president of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), was interviewed for Dartmouth Now about the destruction of ancient Assyrian artifacts by Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq, which has led to a joint statement from ASOR, the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Archaeological Institute of America, and the...

  • Tomoko Masuzawa on "The Secular Bible: Biblical Scholarship and the University in the 19th Century"

    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    002 Rockefeller Center
    Free and open to all

    Tomoko Masuzawa is Professor of History and Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. Her fields of special interest are modern European intellectual history (19th century), discourss on religion, history of human sciences, and psychoanalysis. She is the author...

  • “Few events in history of the United States are as inspiring as the march from Selma. Walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge (named for a Confederate general) opened a door, inviting all Americans to join in unity against segregation and racism,” says Professor Susannah Heschel in a Jewish Daily Forward opinion piece about...

  • In an opinion piece for CNNOpinion, Professor Ronald M. Green declares his "strong support...for Brittany Maynard's impassioned efforts to to expand everyone's access to physician-assisted suicide. It is tragic that she died so young, but her life has made an important contribution to us all." Maynard was a 29-year-old with terminal brain cancer who ended her life today, November 3, 2014...

  • Professor Randall Balmer (upper left) has been appointed by Dartmouth president Philip Hanlon to serve as a faculty fellow in the new Dartmouth Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary community that will support the integration of research and teaching excellence. The faculty fellows will mentor a cohort of newly-minted postdoctoral fellows, who will arrive on campus a year from now....

  • Professor Randall Balmer's review of Charles Marsh's new biography, Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, was published in the Sunday, August 8, 2014, New York Times Book Review.

  • Oxford University Press has just published a new book edited by Professor Ronald M. Green and Nathan J. Palpant, Suffering and Bioethics. The book brings together scientists and scholars from the fields of medicine, biology, neuroscience, theology, and bioethics to examine the meaning of suffering and its implications for medical interventions and medical training.

  • Dartmouth College Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2015 in the fields of Modern Religious Thought, and/or Religious Ethics, and/or Philosophy and Religion. While the precise area of specialization is open, the successful candidate will be expected to have expertise in some area of modern religious thought, religious ethics, the philosophy of religion, and the related literatures in light of the...

  • "The masses huddled at our southern border represent a humanitarian crisis as well as a formidable political conundrum, especially during a time of partisan rancor, a hobbled president and a dysfunctional Congress. Should these youthful immigrants be considered intruders or refugees? Will massive deportation solve the crisis and discourage others from attempting such a hazardous and uncertain journey? Is a return to violence and gang-infested nations akin to turning away Jewish refugees from...