2021 World Religions Symposium

14 July 2021 8:30am3:30pm
Each year Studies in Religion at UQ hosts the World Religions Symposium where attendance runs with 500 or more participants. This event is run by the Studies in Religion team in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

Cultural Imagination, Ghosts and the Roman Dead

28 May 2021 4:00pm4:30pm
Emma Bremner, The University of Queensland

The Splendour and the Squalor of Living in Ancient Rome

26 May 2021 5:45pm8:30pm
Professor Tim Parkin, The University of Melbourne
In-person public lecture, followed by reception with light refreshments

Screening documentary “Triumph over Time” (1947)

22 May 2021 1:30pm
A look at the Corinth region from an archaeological and contemporary perspective presented by Dr. Amelia Brown (UQ).

Did Ancient Greeks and Romans Practise Safe Sex?

21 May 2021 3:45pm5:15pm
Professor Tim Parkin, The University of Melbourne

Citizenship and Philanthropy in Athenagoras’s Legatio

7 May 2021 4:45pm5:15pm
Dr David Evans (Macquarie University)

The Politics of Greece’s Theatrical Revolution: From 500 to 300 BC

30 April 2021 4:00pm5:15pm
Professor Peter Wilson, The University of Sydney

Games and Gambling in Classical Athens: Pedagogy and Problems

16 April 2021 4:30pm5:00pm
Rory Ardill-Walker, The University of Queensland

Caesar’s Supply Lines: How They Worked and Why They Failed

16 April 2021 4:00pm4:30pm
Mark Mather, The University of Queensland

Miracles and Divine Agency in the Central Trilogy of the Old French Crusade Cycle

26 March 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
The events of the First Crusade were reimagined and rewritten repeatedly for generations after they took place at the end of the eleventh century.

Bribery in the Roman Republic

19 March 2021 4:00pm4:30pm
Miles-Christian Maureira, The University of Queensland

Bilateralism and dialogue

12 March 2021 2:00pm3:00pm
In her recent book The Dialogical Roots of Deduction, Catarina Dutilh Novaes explores the role of dialogue in understanding deductive reasoning. In this talk, I approach these ideas from a bilaterialist perspective, focused on assertion and denial, and draw out some lessons for understanding the relationship between validity of arguments and the activity of deduction.

Status and Benefits: Veterans in the Age of Total War

12 March 2021 1:00pm2:00pm
Why were some soldiers treated generously by governments when they returned home from war, while others were not? What determined whether veterans, disabled or not, received gratitude and material rewards in the form of generous pensions, educational, housing and other benefits, or were denied them?

Buddhist Logic from a Global Perspective

5 March 2021 2:00pm3:00pm
Buddhist philosophers have developed a rich tradition of logic. Buddhist material on logic that forms the Buddhist tradition of logic, however, is hardly discussed or even known. This talk will present some of that material in a manner that is accessible to contemporary philosophers and sets agendas for global philosophy of logic.