Events

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Lectures, conferences, symposia, a film series, field-trips and special events—these are some of the channels through which knowledge generated from CSRS research is shared with the community. With few exceptions, CSRS events are free and open to all members of the public and university community.

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The CSRS Weekly Lecture Series - September-December 2022

These CSRS lectures feature our fellows and special guests. They are held from 5:00-6:00 pm Pacific Time on Thursdays throughout the academic year, with the exception of some special lectures (see dates below with an asterisk* for exceptions). 

Locations of in person lectures (unless otherwise noted in the table).

September-December 2022: David Turpin Building A110 (unless specified otherwise)

Along with in-person lectures, we will also run parallel online access to these lectures. This online access will be live on Zoom and recordings on the CSRS YouTube channel. Click speakers' names for Zoom sign-in information and more details.​ Click here or the button above to access our YouTube channel for recordings.

All lectures include a live audience Q&A both in person and on the Zoom platform. 

Audio recordings of past lectures are available on UVic's SoundCloud site and the videos for the John Albert Hall Lectures are available on our Vimeo page. 


Sept. 15th, 2022 Daromir Rudnyckyj Protestant Ghosts of Neoliberalism

*Sept. 22th, 2022

11:00 am-12:00pm

John McGuckin

Online presentation

Orthodoxy in Kiev and Moscow: History of an Ecclesial Union or Subjugation?
Sept. 29th, 2022

Sadaf Ahmed, Amélie Barras, Katherine Bullock, Aaron Hughes, and Sahver Kuzucuoglu

Online Presentation

Producing Islam(s)
Oct. 6th, 2022 Carolyn Whitney-Brown "The experience of an enfleshed spirituality": Henri Nouwen and the Flying Trapeze
Oct. 13th, 2022 Catherine Reardon Physicians vs. Fundamentalists: The Lull in English Witchcraft Convictions

Oct. 20th, 2022

Philip Jenkins

Online Presentation

Climate, Catastrophe, and Faith: How Changes in Climate Drive Religious Upheaval (Part 1)

*Oct. 25th, 2022

Tuesday

Philip Jenkins

Online Presentation

Climate, Catastrophe, and Faith: How Changes in Climate Drive Religious Upheaval (Part 2)

Nov. 3rd, 2022

Aqsa Ijaz Fiction and the Formation of Love: Reading Nizāmī Ganjavī in Islamicate India
Nov. 17th, 2022 Lucie Kotesovska No Transcendence but in Things: Spirituality in Seamus Heaney's Poetry
Nov. 24th, 2022 Zhongping Chen Religion, Racism, and Rivalry in North American Chinatowns, 1896-1916

Dec. 1st, 2022

Justine Semmens Dangerous Liaisons: Sex Crimes and the Courts in France, 1500-1700

 

 

John Albert Hall Lectures 

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JAH event in March 2022

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The John Albert Hall Lectures are a multi-part speaker series featuring expert perspectives on the changing role of religion in contemporary society. Support for this series is generously provided by the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets John Albert Hall Trust. 

Watch here our past JAH lectures on the CSRS YouTube channel. 

The CSRS Weekly Lecture Series - May-June 2022

These CSRS lectures feature our fellows and special guests. They are held from 12:00-1:00 pm Pacific Time on Thursdays and provided both in-person and online (unless specifically stated). Please click speakers' names to access more information including the Zoom link for online viewing.

Locations of in-person lectures (unless otherwise noted in the table).

David Turpin Building A102

All lectures include a live audience Q&A. 

Audio recordings of past lectures are available on UVic's SoundCloud site and the videos for the John Albert Hall Lectures are available on our Vimeo page. 

 

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May 5th, 2022

12:00-1:30pm

DTB A102

Paul Bramadat, Patricia O'Connell Killen, and Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme

Religion at the Edge: Nature, Spirituality, and Secularity in the Pacific Northwest

May 12th, 2022

Online presentation

Isabelle Kostecki

Emerging End of Life Rituals in Western Healthcare

May 19th, 2022

DTB A102

Katherine Young

Paradoxes of Youth and Old Age in the Arts of India

May 26th, 2022

DTB A102

Brian Pollick

Hell to Pay: Merchants and the Visualization of Morality in 14th C Italy

June 2nd, 2022

DTB A102

Jasjit Singh

Being Sikh in a Digital World

June 28th, 2022

9:30-11:00am

Online Presentation

Meera Kachroo and Shyam Ranganathan, and Paul Bramadat 

The Flexible Text: Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, Past and Present

 

The CSRS Weekly Lecture Series - January-April 2022

These CSRS lectures feature our fellows and special guests. They are held from 5:00-6:00 pm Pacific Time on Thursdays throughout the academic year, with the exception of some special lectures (see dates below with an asterisk* for exceptions). 

Locations of in person lectures (unless otherwise noted in the table).

April 7, 2022: Student Union Building (SUB), Upper Lounge

Due to precautions related to Covid-19, we require proof of vaccination for in-person attendees. We will also run parallel online access to these lectures. This online access will be live on Zoom and recordings on the CSRS YouTube channel. Click speakers' names for Zoom sign-in information and more details.​ Click here or the button above to access our YouTube channel for recordings.

All lectures include a live audience Q&A both in person and on the Zoom platform. 

Audio recordings of past lectures are available on UVic's SoundCloud site and the videos for the John Albert Hall Lectures are available on our Vimeo page. 


Jan. 13th, 2022

Andrew Wender 

Online presentation

Messianic Imperialism: The Nature of a Paradox

Jan. 20th, 2022

Abby Day

Online presentation

Why Baby Boomers Turned From Religion

Jan. 27th, 2022

Amy Verdun

Online presentation

The Wellbeing of Bangladeshi Migrants in Italy: The Impact of Muslim Religious Practices
Feb. 10th, 2022

Trevor Israelsen 

Online presentation

Business Dynasties, Tradition and the Resilience of Ancient Institutions

Feb. 17th, 2022

Stacie Swain

Online presentation

Reorienting Politics through Public Expressions of Indigenous Ceremony

*March 3rd, 2022

(5:30-7:00pm)

Christiana Zenner, Tzeporah Berman, and Deondre Smiles

Online Presentation

Click here to watch a recording of this lecture.

 

Watershed Moment: Spirituality, Forests and Fresh Water

March 10th, 2022

Jaiya Anka

Online Presentation

Queen, Sultana or Saint? Interwoven Identities as a Portrait of 16th Century Venice

March 17th, 2022

Jerry Flexer

Online Presentation

Jiddu Krishnamurti's Invention of Religion Without Beliefs

March 24th, 2022

Dominique Leydet

Online Presentation

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Legal Traditions in Canada: Some Challenges

March 31st, 2022

Lauren Strumos

Online Presentation

Notions of Justice Among Activists Opposed to the Trans Mountain Pipeline

April 7th, 2022

(1) 5:00-6:00pm

(2) 6:30-7:30pm

Estraven Lupino-Smith

Patrick Boyle

SUB: Upper Lounge and Zoom

Estraven: Landscape Liturgy: Weaving as Land-Based Ritual

Patrick: Nowhere to Now Here

RVSP is required for in-person audience. Please RVSP here.

April 14th, 2022

Shianna McAllister

Online presentation

Property, Industry, and Climate Injustice in Nlaka’pamux Territory

 

 

Special Events

The CSRS hosts a range of special events including conferences, symposia, tours, and one-off lectures, often in collaboration with other UVic departments, community organizations, or affiliates such as MEICON.


Distinguished Lecture in Islam

The CSRS presents lectures from an eminent scholar working in fields related to Islamic studies. A fund supporting this lecture series was established in 2007 by an anonymous donor who wished to increase the community's understanding of Islam.

We will announce the information on next Distinguished Lecture in Islam events as soon as it becomes available.


Conferences, Seminars, & Symposiums

In collaboration with community and university partners the CSRS hosts special events such as conferences, seminars, and symposiums. Check back for information about upcoming events as they are schedulled.

Recent Events

March 15th, 2019 -- "Religion and its Others: Power, Sovereignty, and Politics in Indian Religions Past and Present" Sponsored by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute. Please click here for the symposium agenda.

Centre-Cine Film Series

Upcoming Centre-Cine session: 

Past Centre-Cine session:

Night and Fog (Director: Alain Resnais) Watch it here on Vimeo.

Just Mercy (Director: Destin Daniel Cretton) Watch a trailer here.

From September through April, the CSRS presents feature or documentary films as part of the Centre-Cine Film Series. The films are carefully chosen to explore questions of morality, culture, the search for meaning, and other themes arising from the human spiritual journey.

Centre-Cine participants from centre fellows will be sent the name of selected films. It is up to participants to locate and watch the films themselves. All participants are then invited to meet for a group discussion on the films with CSRS Artist-in-Residence, Terry Marner, acting as a facilitator. All films in the series will be available on Netflix and most will be available from the Greater Victoria Public Library (GVPL) on DVD. Viewers may have to place a hold on the movie if they are using the GVPL.