Dr. Nate Hofer participated in the International Conference on Ethics and Spirituality in Islam: Adab of the Sufis, which took place in Paris, France November 29-December 1. Dr. Hofer presented a paper titled "Training the Prophetic Self : adab and riyāḍa in Jewish Sufism." 

Dr. Richard Callahan traveled to Princeton University on December 13 to discuss his paper “The Religious Spaces of American Whaling” with Princeton’s Colloquium on American Religious History.