List of Past Events


Nov 12: Medicine and Religion, Lunch Talk with Dr. Alessandro de Franciscis

Oct 30: Book Release, The American Health Care Paradox co-authored by Lauren Taylor, MDiv candidate and Elizabeth H. Bradley

Oct 25-26: Second Annual "Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion"

Oct 2: Film and Dialogue Series: High Noon with Lauren Taylor, MDiv candidate

June 8: “Urbanism, Spirituality & Well-Being: Future Urbanisms”

May 4: “A One-Day Conference on the Theory of Occasionalism: East and West”

May 2: “Urbanism, Spirituality & Well-Being: Contemporary Trends”

April 23: “The Science of the Gods and the Gods of Science: Producing Religions and Sciences in 19th century Japan,” Jason Ananda Josephson, Assistant Professor of Religion, Williams College (Mahindra Humanities Seminar)

April 22: “Being Human: Mind-Body Union and the Limits of Cartesian Metaphysics, or, Making Sense of the Mind-Body Union,” Alison Simmons, Professor of Philosophy, Harvard College (Mahindra Humanities Seminar)

April 18: “The Marks of a Man: Physiognomy, Moral Causation and the Everyday in Early India,” Daud Ali, Associate Professor, Department Chair of South Asian Studies, University of Pennsylvania (Mahindra Humanities Seminar)

April 15: “The Medical Case Across Cultures: Comparing the European Observatio and the Chinese Yi’an,” Gianna Pomata, Professor at the Institute of the History of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University (Body Colloquium)

April 11: “Urbanism, Spirituality & Well-Being: Reflections on the Past”

March 26: "Parsing Science and Religion: The Niebuhr Brothers on Science and the Secular," K. Healan Gaston, Lecturer on American Religious History, Harvard Divinity School (Mahindra Humanities Seminar)

March 7: “Crip/tography: Disability Theology in the Ruins of God,” Sharon Betcher, Professor of Theology, Affiliate, Fellow in Teaching & Research at the Vancouver School of Theology (Body Colloquium)

Feb 26: “Rethinking Medicalization and Social Control Through an Eleventh Century Chinese Lens,” TJ Hinrichs, Associate Professor, History Department, Cornell University (Mahindra Humanities Seminar)

Feb 7: The Simple Click of Her Heel on the Ground: Gendered Phenomenologies of Walking,” Gayle M. Salamon, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Princeton University (Body Colloquium)

Jan 29: “Global Gametes: Reproductive Tourism and Islamic Bioethics in the High-tech Middle East,” Marcia C. Inhorn, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Yale University (Mahindra Humanities Seminar)


Dec 13: Panel Discussion: "Science, Religion and the Body: Views Across Time and Space,” Janet Gyatso, Karen King, Ahmed Ragab and Mayra Rivera Rivera at Harvard Divinity School (Mahindra Humanities Seminar)

Nov 8: “The Violence of Naming: A Female Slave’s Strategies of Resistance in Fifteenth Century Damascus,” Shaun E. Marmon, Associate Professor of Religion at Princeton University (Body Colloquium)

Oct 26-27: Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion

Sep 27: “Corporal Knowledge Among Ancient Christians,” Jennifer Glancy, Professor of Religious Studies at Le Moyne College (Body Colloquium)

Sep 25: “Narrating Science and Religion in Modern America,” Andrew Jewett, Assistant Professor of History and of Social Studies, Harvard University (Mahindra Humanities Seminar)