Sacred Spaces, Religious Texts and Social Change: Delmas Foundation Grant Supports Religion Department Collaboration With German Scholars

James W. Watts

James W. Watts

November 4, 2018
  

Renée K. Gadoua has written an article for SU News entitled, Sacred Spaces, Religious Texts and Social Change: Delmas Foundation Grant Supports Religion Department Collaboration With German Scholars
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The Syracuse University Religion Department has received a $4,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation along with a $5,000 Cuse Seed Grant. These grants will assist in furtherig the collaborations between the Religion Department and the Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany.March 4-5, 2019, Syracuse University will host a symposium with faculty from CERES about texts and sacred spaces, religious texts, and social change. For more information on this exciting symposium see Renée K. Gadoua's SU News article: "Sacred Spaces, Religious Texts and Social Change: Delmas Foundation Grant Supports Religion Department Collaboration With German Scholars."


“This is a planning meeting to see if we have enough common research interests to create a compelling case for writing large grants,” says religion professor James W. Watts. “The collaboration gives each department access to funding opportunities on the other side of the Atlantic.”

The symposium will explore future research collaborations on two different subjects. One, the study of latent normative texts, focuses on the ways people use old texts, typically sacred books, to justify contemporary political and legal positions.