Past Events

  • Apr 11

    SYMPOSIUM: Urbanism, Spirituality, and Well-being

    5:15pm to 6:45pm

    Historical Precedents

    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

  • Mar 26

    Lecture: Parsing Science and Religion: The Niebuhr Brothers on Science and the Secular

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    Speaker: K. Healan Gaston, Lecturer on American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School 

    Her research focuses on the role of religion in American public life, with particular emphasis on the relationship between theology and democratic theory.

    Tuesday, March 26, 6-7:30 pm, Barker Center 114 - Kresge Foundation Room

    Part of the Mahindra Humanities Seminar

  • Feb 26

    Lecture: Rethinking Medicalization and Social Control Through an Eleventh Century Chinese Lens

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    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."

  • Feb 07

    Lecture by Gayle M. Salamon

    5:00pm to 7:00pm

    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.

  • Jan 29

    Lecture: Global Gametes: Reproductive Tourism and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East

    6:00pm to 7:30pm

    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