History Bites Talk (April 6, 2022)

This April 6 at 3 p.m. MDT, I’ll be giving another talk rooted in the research Dr. W. Ezekiel Goggin & I conducted for our book Mysticism & Materialism in the Wake of German Idealism (Routledge, 2022). More specifically, I’ll be focusing on Chapter 2, where we explore the interests of Romantic-era German authors like Franz Xaver von Baader in medieval mystics like Meister Eckhart. The talk will also revolve around the idea of the University of Ingolstadt — an institution linked both to Baader & to Mary Shelley’s Victor Frankenstein — as a locus for esoterica near the dawn of the nineteenth century.

The lecture will be part of our History Bites series here within MacEwan University’s Humanities Department. I am thankful to my colleague Dr. Aidan Forth for arranging this event.

Now on the _Religious Studies & Theology_ Board of Editors

I’ve recently taken on the task of creating & overseeing the social media presence of the journal Religious Studies & Theology. This involved crafting a new Religious Studies & Theology Twitter account from scratch, then working to build up its follower-base. Within the first few days, we had received over 120 new followers.

I’m also being named to serve on the Board of Editors of Religious Studies & Theology, although it may take a bit more time for them to update the Equinox website to reflect that fact. I’m looking forward to learning more about what goes into the making of the journal from the editorial vantage-point, while also continuing to build up our Twitter presence.