Religion Department

Six Professors Appointed to Named Chairs

Six members of the Bowdoin faculty have been appointed to named chairs at the College. The appointees come from a variety of academic fields, including visual arts, Asian studies, religion and modern languages.

Robert Morrison Reacts to Saudi Arabia-Iran Spat Over Hajj

“While it is no surprise that Saudia Arabia and Iran don’t like each other, having ceased diplomatic relations earlier this year, these are strong words from the Saudi Grand Mufti.”

Prof. Robert Morrison on Turkey: Attempted Coup Leaves Erdogan in ‘Much Stronger Position’

“As someone who respects modern Turkey deeply, my main concern is whether Erdogan’s undoubtedly enhanced political position leads to a better Turkey.”

Map Locates Student Summer Projects From the Cook Islands to Brunswick

When Senior Interactive Developer David Francis looks at the Bowdoin Summer 2016 map he built, he says it’s obvious the “Bowdoin bubble” is a myth. The interactive map allows students to post their summer location and a brief description of what they’re doing.

Bowdoin Senior Wins Prestigious Award for Study in U.K.

To fund Haley Miller’s overseas studies next year, Miller has received a competitive Keasbey Scholarship, which each year is awarded to “some of the most gifted and intellectually curious American college graduates” to support post-graduate study in the United Kingdom.

ISIS and Islam: A Conversation with Bowdoin’s Elias and Morrison

Professor Robert G. Morrison, chair of the Religion Department, and Assistant Professor of Government Barbara Elias, discuss Islam, ISIS, and the current situation in Iraq and Syria.

A Campus Conversation: How Islamic is the Islamic State?

Students gathered recently in the living room of Macmillan House to hear a panel of Bowdoin experts discuss Islam and the Islamic State.

On Course: A Sampling of Bowdoin’s Newest Classes

This semester faculty members are offering many classes new to Bowdoin — 27 in all.