Bruce Lincoln, Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, is among the foremost scholars of religion and myth today. His research tends to focus on pre-Christian Europe and pre-Islamic Iran, but he also published in wide range of topics, including Lakota sun dances, revolutionary exhumations in Spain, Persian imperialism, Nordic myths, and the theology of George W. Bush. The list of his publications in the last five years includes Gods and Demons, Priests and Scholars: Critical Explorations in the History of Religions (Chicago, 2012), “Happiness for Mankind”: Achaemenian Religion and the Imperial Project (Louvain, 2012), Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State (2014) and Discourse and the Construction of Society: Comparative Studies of Myth, Ritual, and Classification, 2nd Ed. (2014).
Join us in a conversation with Professor Lincoln on studying religion in the early modern period. The conversation will be initiated by lead contributions from Justin Champion (RHUL) and Evrim Binbaş (RHUL). This a free event, but for registration and obtaining a copy of the reading package contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
This event is supported by the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London.