In Praise of Wisdom
Sunday April 27, 2014
A Symposium on the Past, Present, and Future of Religious Studies
“In Praise of Wisdom” brings together faculty, students, and alumni to examine the state of the academic study of religion. Hosted by the Department of Religious Studies at San Diego State University, the event pays tribute and honors the contributions of former faculty, and features the scholarship of current faculty.
Keynote Address by Dr. Christine Downing: “A Look at the Past, Facing Forward”
April 22, 2014
A documentary about the career of Komitas (1869-1935), a brilliant Armenian composer, gifted singer, and tireless musicologist whose research preserved over 3,000 Armenian folk songs. Komitas was arrested with other Armenian intellectuals and leaders on April 24, 1915 and sent on a death march. Spared from death by the intervention of influential Americans and Europeans, he went mad and spent the rest of his life in a French psychiatric hospital.
Introduced by Director and Writer David Robert Deranian
This screening is free and open to the public.
Pay Parking Available on Lot F and G on East Side of College Ave.
View the 4/22 event flyer (.pdf)