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.
20 December 2019
Paper for 4th Birmingham Spring Islam Conference in April 2020. Deadline is 17 January 2020
11 December 2019
AHRC-funded studentships are now available for 2020 entry through the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.
03 December 2019
Professor Allan H. Anderson retired from the University of Birmingham after more than 20 years of service at the end of 2019.
18 November 2019
Interview for the series, 'The Secret History of Science and Religion'.
15 November 2019
Professor Jocelyne Cesari recently presented at an international seminar hosted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 'Women, Faith and Culture', where she discussed women's rights, Islam and democracy.
11 November 2019
Description and photographs from the Study Day on Codex Zacynthius held in Oxford on 5th November,
31 October 2019
Five ITSEE students, Anna Persig, Jacopo Marcon, Peter Montoro, Timothy Mitchell and Clark Bates, have all had reviews and articles published in recent months.
16 October 2019
Benjamin Haupt and Andrew Edmondson have completed their doctoral research at ITSEE and their theses are now available for download.
25 September 2019
Professor Aengus Ward has been appointed as Co-Director of ITSEE from the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.
A Study Day on Codex Zacynthius: Retracing the Words of Scribes and Early Christian Writers.
31 July 2019
A peer-reviewed academic paper from the University of Birmingham has been included in a series of eight released by the Independent Commission for Countering Extremism today.
18 July 2019
Dr Yafa Shanneik exhibited at the 2019 British Academy Summer Showcase.
More forthcoming events
How we are exploring issues of climate through the arts, humanities and law.
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