The Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Szeged will host a public lecture by Dr. Briane K. Turley on America the Religious: ‘And We Don’t Care What it is’
Time: 2 pm,Wednesday, February 24, 2016,
Venue: Room 3, #2 Egyetem Str.
Dr. Turley served for 20 years as a member of the faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University where he has taught courses in the history of Christian thought and American religions and geography of religions. A DuPont Fellow, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Modern European and American religious history. He has published two books and several articles on religion and society topics. His second book (with John Super), published in 2006 by Routledge Press, is titled Religion in World History: The Persistence of Imperial Communion. Dr. Turley previously served as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Szeged in 2002. Between 2005 and 2016 he served as Rector of an Anglican Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to return to Hungary as a Fulbright visiting professor at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in spring 2016.
Dr. Turley is a recipient of the Pro Facultate Philosophiae medal of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Szeged. The honors are in recognition of his work done for the Szeged community including his implementing a mobility program between West Virginia University and the University of Szeged with twenty some students and faculty having enjoyed its benefits so far.