Lecture series focuses on Hinduism

Conversation on World Religions Lecture Series For immediate release: Feb. 12, 2013

BLOOMSBURG — Ian Wendt, assistant professor of history at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, will speak on “One God, Many Gods: Diverse Hindu Paths”at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in BU’s McCormick Center, room 1303. The lecture, part of BU’s Conversation on World Religions Lecture Series, is open to the public free of charge.

Wendt researches the history and cultures of India, Southeast Asia and the Muslim world in Asia. His research on the social and economic history of South India’s cotton textile industry and the communities it created has taken him to archives in India and the Netherlands. Wendt, who earned a doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, currently teaches courses on Asian civilizations and the history of the Muslim world at BU.

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