Scholarship on the history of cities planned according to spiritual motivations or principles. Cities in which ecological sustainability and spiritual well-being have enjoyed historical or ongoing reciprocity are of greatest interest. Speakers: Prof. Alex Krieger (GSD), Prof. David Carrasco (HDS), Prof. Ahmed Ragab (HDS).
Location: Science Center Lecture Hall E, Harvard University
Speaker: TJ Hinrichs , Associate Professor, History Department, Cornell University
"A central thread running through my research and teaching is the investigation of connections between intimate experiences such as illness and personal transformation; communal practices such as medical training and religious rites; and broader historical shifts such as the consolidation of the civil service examination system, commercialization and urbanization, the spread of printing, and the development of landscape painting."
Gayle Salamon specializes in phenomenology, gender and queer theory, critical theory and visual culture. She is the author of Assuming a Body: Transgender and Rhetorics of Materiality (Columbia University Press, 2010) on embodiment and transgender subjectivity. Recent articles include “Transfeminism and the Future of Women’s Studies” in Women’s Studies on the Edge, (Joan Scott, ed., Duke University Press, 2008) and “Justification and Queer Method, or: Leaving Philosophy” in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Vol 24 No.
Speaker: Marcia C. Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University
Inhorn’s research interests revolve around science and technology studies (STS), gender and feminist theory (including masculinity studies), religion and bioethics, globalization and global health, cultures of biomedicine and ethnomedicine, stigma and human suffering.
Tuesday, January 29, 6-7:30 pm, Barker Center 133 – Plimpton Room