The academic study of religion, from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, is an urgent priority for institutions of higher education that seek to prepare members of their community to rise to meet the challenges of compelling social questions and grave global challenges.


We are establishing and growing a sense of shared community within our collaborative group in order to understand the overlaps and divergences in our interests in art, religion, music, and history, and so to foster future research collaborations.


CHARM includes USC faculty, staff, and students as well as key collaborators beyond our campus who address the interworkings of art, religion, & history from different disciplinary and institutional perspectives.