Welcome to SRC

Science, Religion, and Culture (SRC) at Harvard Divinity School conducts interdisciplinary research and convenes forums to inform public and scholarly conversations on the interaction of scientific, religious, and cultural constructs around the world. Focusing on the anthropological, historical, philosophical, and theological dimensions, SRC investigates science and religion beyond given categories, carefully unpacking the production and consumption of these discourses and their interactions in many different socio-historical contexts. The program invites students, scholars, faculty, and members of the public to participate in our mission through various fellowship programs, public events, digital publication, and scholarly conferences. Join us!

 

Upcoming Events

Apr 30

April 30: Dissertation Dinner: "The French Death and the Holy Bark in Francisco Delicado's Portrait of Lozana, the Lusty Andalusian Woman

Date: 

Thursday, April 30, 2015, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Rock 117

This paper critically engages two texts by the Spanish “New Christian” expatriate, Francisco Delicado: Portrait of Lozana, the Lusty Andalusian Woman (1514-1528) and The Method of Using the Wood from the Indies (1529). The former is a proto-picaresque novel and the latter is a medical treatise on the uses of Guaiacum, a Caribbean bark, believed during the first half of the sixteenth century to have miraculous healing powers.  My paper puts these texts into dialogue with medical literature at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University, in order to advance a more nuanced understanding of the language surrounding the French Death and the Holy Wood.  In doing so, the paper aims to address the relationship between physical and moral health, blood purity and contamination in the Spanish Empire in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.    

Join us for a free dinner! 

 

May 05

May 5: Community Photo Project Opening

Date: 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Andover Chapel

Come join us for our art opening of the Community Photo Project. 

We will be joined by some of the photographers, partner organizations, and SRC staff.