KEYNOTE ADDRESS: FRIDAY 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
"Bioethics Rebound, Religion and Social Science as Social Practice"
AUTONOMY MODULE ADDRESS: SATURDAY12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
"Autonomy Then and Now"
DAVID C. LAMBERTH
RITUAL MODULE ADDRESS: SATURDAY 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
"Ritual Disjunctions: Theories of Ritual from China and Elsewhere"
MICHAEL JAMES PUETT
The keynote address, titled "Bioethics Rebound: Religion and Science as Social Practice," will be brought by Sherine Hamdy, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Kutayba Alghanim Professor of Social Science at Brown University.
This year’s conference will also feature two thematic modules: "Constructions of Autonomy in Early Modern and Modern Contexts" and "Ritual as a Category of Religious Experience." Several panels will be devoted to each module. David C. Lamberth, Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Harvard Divinity School will present the module address on autonomy; and Michael James Puett, Chairs of the Committee on the Study of Religion and Professor of Chinese History at Harvard, will present the module address on ritual.
The Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion is a major initiative of Science, Religion, and Culture at Harvard Divinity School. The conference is also sponsored by the Northeast/Maritimes Region American Academy of Religion and the HDS Office of Student Life.
For information or questions regarding the conference, please contact Faye Bodley-Dangelo at email@example.com