The Department of Theology and Religion has an outstanding international reputation, spanning the formation and development of the foundational texts and manuscripts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to their interpretation in feminist, ethical, theological, philosophical and environmental perspectives, with specialisms in Sikhism, interfaith engagement, and the study of lived religion and its impact on society. It is at the interface of religion and society that teachers and researchers have made a wider impact, and changed the way governments and public bodies nationally and internationally engage with faith communities, including during the Covid pandemic.
24 January 2022
Th report highlights the pervasiveness of Islamophobia and shows that Islamophobia comes in two varieties, racial and religious, with the 'religious' form of Islamophobia being more common among the UK's middle classes.
13 January 2022
PhD Theology and Religion student Faith Van Horne discusses her highlights from the first term on the University of Birmingham campus
22 December 2021
This week sees the publication of articles in leading academic journals by two doctoral researchers on the CATENA project, Emanuele Scieri (on the Catenae on Acts) and Andrew Patton (on the Western Order of the Gospels)
20 December 2021
Professor Hugh Houghton has delivered the first Endowment Lecture of the Dr. Basudev Kar Oration in the Humanities in the Centre for Translation and Digital Humanities at Ravenshaw University in India.
10 December 2021
ITSEE researcher Dr Chiara Coppola today was awarded her degree in person at the University's Graduation Ceremony in the Great Hall.
29 November 2021
Call for papers for an international interdisciplinary academic conference focussing on the changing technoscape of religion or belief discrimination
24 November 2021
It's International Leadership Week and the Cadbury Centre team will be sharing our insights and observations on leadership throughout the week. Director Dr Andrew Davies on why leadership is for everyone
19 November 2021
ITSEE will be a partner in an €800,000 joint Anglo-German project on the Earliest Translations of the Pauline Epistles.
02 November 2021
In this video produced for the Philosophy of Religion project philosophers representing three distinct religious traditions discuss the nature and attributes of God and other deities.
01 October 2021
Proposals of papers are invited for a conference on 'The Decentralising of the Biblical Text in Manuscript Formation' to be held in Birmingham in March 2022.
30 September 2021
After three years working as postdoctoral research fellows on the ERC CATENA project, Dr Georgi Parpulov and Dr Panagiotis Manafis are leaving ITSEE to take up new academic positions.
29 September 2021
Chiara Coppola has been awarded a doctorate for her thesis on "A New Analysis of the Scholia Photiana in the Pseudo-Oecumenian Catena Tradition."
More forthcoming events
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The College of Arts and Law is placed 67th in the Times Higher Education 2022 rankings, making it one of the best places for study and research in this field globally.
100% of Theology and Religion graduates are in work or further study within six months