The Year of the Body Colloquium: Science, Religion, and Culture Program
by Harvard Divinity School
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Many faculty members and students at Harvard Divinity School have had a longstanding interest in the body. During the 2012-13 academic year, “The Year of the Body,” we shared in an effort to foster collaboration across different anthropological, historical, and theological areas of interest through a series of colloquia, courses focusing on the body, panels, and other events.
||The Marks of a Man: Physiognomy, Moral Causation and the Everyday in Early India||Daud Ali is an historian of pre-Mughal South Asia. His research has focused on the history of mentalities and practices in pre-Sultanate South Asia, and he has published on a wide range of subjects.||8/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||Crip/tography: Disability Theology in the Ruins of God||Sharon V. Betcher is a freelance academic living on Whidbey Island, Washington, and Affiliate Professor of Theology, Research and Teaching Fellow, at Vancouver School of Theology.||8/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Simple Click of Her Heel on the Ground: Gendered Phenomenologies of Walking||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.||8/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Violence of Naming: A Female Slave's Strategies of Resistance in Fifteenth Century Damascus||Shaun Marmon is a specialist in the history of pre-modern Islamic societies with a focus on Egypt. Her published works include Eunuchs and Sacred Boundaries in Islamic Society and Slavery in the Islamic Middle East.||8/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|