Past Events

Religious Movement(s): Migration and Belief in the Americas

Friday, April 20, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:15 am -- 5:30 pm

Friday, April 20, 2018

9:15am: Harrison Special Collections

Keynote: Jennifer Scheper Hughes
9:30am–11am: Harrison Special Collections Auditorium
“Corpus Coloniae Mysticum: Indigenous Bodies as Mystical Body”

Panel 1: Missionaries and Indigeneity
11:30am–1pm: Hotel A

Panel 2: Cults and Crisis: Santa Muerte and Guadalupe in Mexico and Beyond
2pm–3:30pm: Hotel A

Keynote: Tom Tweed
4pm–5:30pm: Minor 125
“Displacement and Emplacement: Themes for a Hemispheric History of Religion”

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Panel 3: Comparative Immigration: US and Brazil
9:15am–11:15am: Hotel A

Panel 4: Catholicism, History, and the Making of (New) Mexico
11:45am–1:15pm: Hotel A

Panel 5: Religion, Race and Politics: US and the Caribbean
2:15pm–4:15pm: Hotel A

Envisioning 21st Century Middle East and South Asian Studies Spring 2018 Symposium

Friday, April 06, 2018 to Saturday, April 07, 2018

This symposium looks to define the contours of possibility for revitalized Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies; a revised area studies paradigm that engages with these regions as sites of rich cultural production, tied histories and futures, and locations of critical insight with global import.

Spring Grant Application Deadline Set March 15

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Center grants, Faculty Global Research with Undergraduates, and Global Lunch Brief opportunities are available. Go to the Grants page for links, details, and application instructions.

Maggie Centers: Analysis of Healing Spaces

Friday, April 15, 2016, 12:30pm: Exhibit C, Campbell Hall 2nd Floor

Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks.

An introducing to the research project that CGII funded through the FGRU grant opportunity. Schaeffer Somers will frame the research and the students, Harsheen and Hafsa, will talk about their field work and quantitative analysis of Maggie Centers in the UK.

Yamuna River Project Symposium

Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Noon-4 pm

Thursday, March 31st 12:00pm – 4:00pm @ OpenGrounds on the Corner Guests from Delhi: Rajendra Bhardwaj (Central Pollution Control Board, National Government of India) Pradip Saha (Damage Control Consultancy; Centre of Science and Environment) UVa Colleagues: Iñaki Alday-Sanz (Architecture) Dan Ehnbom (Art History) Rana Ganguly (UVA CAS, Dean’s Office) Gerald Learmonth (Batten) Winston Lung (Engineering) Bala Mulloth (Batten) Matt Reidenbach/Justin Safarik (Environmental Science)

Yamuna River Project International Symposium/Workshop
The Yamuna is one of India's most important rivers, ecologically, spiritually and economically. The portion of it that runs through Delhi is heavily contaminated with industrial effluents and sewage. Hidden from view, its floodplain is the home to whole communities of Delhi's poorest. At the same time, the river itself has enormous sacred importance for millions of Indians. YRP's goal is for UVA and Indian colleagues to consider how the river might be recovered and rethought as an axis of Delhi's life.

If you plan on attending the event, please RSVP to Caroline Dionne ( by email.

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Fulbright Scholar Program

Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Monday, August 01, 2016

The 2017-2018 Competition is Now Open!

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research, or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2017-2018 academic year. Higher education faculty and administrators as well as professionals, independent scholars, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and accomplished scholars from other professions are encouraged to apply.

In order to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright continues to offer Flex Awards, which allow grantees to complete a grant in two or three shorter segments. Fulbright also offers opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards, including the Fulbright Global Scholar Award.

View the nearly 500 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar awards by visiting the online Catalog of Awards and learn more by participating in one of our webinars.

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2016. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to assisting you throughout the application process!

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)

Fulbright's International Education Administrators (IEA) Program

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 to Monday, February 01, 2016

Fulbright's International Education Administrators (IEA) Program is designed specifically for U.S. higher education professionals.

The IEA Program currently offers intensive two-week seminars in six countries: France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, and Russia. Seminars include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges; briefings with faculty and administrators, government officials, and leading educational experts; and tours of historical and cultural sites. Participants return to their home institutions with an enhanced ability to build partnerships, encourage study abroad participation, and support international students.

Fulbright is currently accepting applications for October 2016 seminars in France and Germany.

* U.S.-France International Education Administrators Program<>: This two-week seminar is open to senior-level university administrators (such as deans, directors, vice presidents, provosts, and presidents) with substantial responsibility for enhancing the international dimension of their institutions. Applicants must be affiliated with a college, university, community college, or non-profit international education exchange organization and have a minimum of five years of full-time work experience in the field of international education.

* U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program<>: This two-week seminar is open to administrators involved in one of the following areas: international exchanges (student or faculty exchanges, foreign student admissions and advising, study abroad programs, and international education exchange services), career services, alumni affairs, or development and fundraising. Applicants must be full-time administrators affiliated with a U.S. university, college, community college, or nonprofit international education exchange organization.

Grants include economy round-trip airfare, travel within the host country, lodging, and a lump sum supplement for incidentals.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and the complete eligibility criteria, application guidelines, and review criteria on our website<…/fulbright-international-education-adm…>. The application deadline for both seminars is February 1, 2016, and complete award descriptions are available at the hyperlinks above.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government's flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit


Recomposing the Humanities with Bruno Latour

Friday, September 18, 2015, 9:25am- 5:50pm

Nau Hall Auditorium

A conference on “Recomposing the Humanities with Bruno Latour ” will take place in Nau Hall Auditorium on September 18 2015. Apart from Bruno Latour, the speakers are all highly distinguished scholars: Dipesh Chakrabarty, Stephen Muecke, Mike Witmore, Nigel Thrift, and Barbara Herrstein Smith. Based in history, anthropology, literary studies, and geography, these scholars are all actively engaged in interdisciplinary conversations. They include a leading digital humanist (Witmore) and the Vice-Chancellor at the University of Warwick (Thrift), who will help us combine intellectual speculation with practical application. Essays from the conference will be published in a special issue of New Literary History, a leading journal of theory and interpretation.

Please see the complete conference schedule here

Winneba: Lagoon City, Summer Workshop 2015

Friday, July 10, 2015, 10:00-11:00am

Please join for a wrap-up presentation of the work conducted this summer examining the cultural and environmental resiliency of the coastal Muni-Pomadze Lagoon and city of Winneba, Ghana. 

The project, led by Nancy Takahashi (Architecture), focuses on the complex interwoven forces of geo-morphological change and rapid urbanization impacting coastal African cities in the 21st century. We are engaged in the city of Winneba, Ghana, a historic fishing community that sits on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa, 40 miles west of the capital Accra. Like many coastal communities, Winneba faces the challenges of widespread deforestation, informal growth, inadequate sanitary and clean water infrastructures, along with projected impacts of sea level rise, increased heat, and drought.

Bordering Winneba to the west is the Muni-pomadze Lagoon, the sacred founding grounds of the Efutu tribe and site of an important ritual festival that draws thousands of attendees each year. The lagoon is notably one of only five wetlands in Ghana recognized by the Ramsar Convention, whose inter-governmental treaty signed in 1971 calls for the sustainable use and preservation of wetlands worldwide. While its waters are currently healthy compared to other lagoons, the lagoon faces threats of contaminated water and encroaching development.

Working with town leaders and stakeholders, our team is a global collaboration of faculty and students from the U.S., Africa, and U.K. representing the allied fields of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Geology, Horticulture, Environmental Sciences, and GIS. Together we seek to craft a plan relinking the town to its vital founding lagoon, a relationship we believe holds the environmental and economic key to Winneba's future. A particular position we are taking is to seek a more resilient Winneba through the reconnection of the town's sacred, cultural history to its powerful coastal lagoon setting. 

Sondation: An exhibition of sound and action in place

Friday, April 24, 2015, 5:00- 6:30 pm


Matthew Burtner (Music), one of the inaugural recipients of the Faculty Research with Undergraduates (FGRU) grant, invites you to participate in an exhibition at 5pm in the Music Libary on Friday, April 24th. 


Students, colleagues, and Burtner will presenting the fruits of their collaborative work, involving:

blood moon/ ecoacoustics stage (sonic thought and action for global environmentalism)/ studies in sonic architecture/ musical materials of activism


Learn what all of this means at Sondation.


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