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With her super-sensitive sense of smell, sixteen year-old Kaia Smith is used to not fitting in. So when she receives an invitation from Dr. Vadim Grigori to participate in the Grigori Young Scholars Program with its promise that she will meet others like herself, she jumps at the chance. But what is the GYSP really about? Why are the faculty so interested in the story of the Fall of the Watchers? Why are they obsessed with antimony? And what role will GYSP participants like Kaia play in thei ...
 
Each week, Ventricles introduces an interesting topic about science and technology, from the past, the present and sometimes (how we imagine) the future. Featuring interviews with scholars working at the intersection of science, religion and culture, Ventricles explores the many ways that people know and have known the world. Ventricles is a new podcast written and produced by Shireen Hamza for the Science, Religion and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School. We'd love to hear your thoug ...
 
Three diverse essays on souls in animals, a comparison of Buddhism and Christianity, and individualism in religion. Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, James Freeman Clarke attended the Boston Latin School, graduated from Harvard College in 1829, and Harvard Divinity School in 1833. Ordained into the Unitarian church he… soon threw himself into the national movement for the abolition of slavery. In 1839 he returned to Boston where he and his friends established (1841) the Church of the Disciples ...
 
From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all of whom have been invited to give a Gatty Lecture at Cornell University. Conversations cover the history, politics, economics, literature, art, and cultures of the region. Interviews are hosted by graduate students at Cornell University, and podcast topics cover the many nations and peoples of Sou ...
 
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In this episode of the Gatty Lecture Rewind, Michael speaks with Sopheak Chann about his work on the history and present-day realities of place-making in post-conflict resource landscapes, especially Cambodia. Sopheak discusses on his research and analysis into frontier-construction as well.By The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University
 
In the first episode of Season 5 (!) of the Gatty Lecture Rewind, Michael talks with Professor Tom Pepinsky about his research into the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia. They discuss some of the lessons we have learned on how Southeast Asian governments have responded to the crises in the first six months of the pandemic.…
 
Kaia sees something strange on her way to class. Kaia learns about Dilani's special gift. Samya tries to find out what Noah knows, but Noah notices more than she thinks. Kaia discovers another reason she doesn't belong. Ethics class seems, well, unethical. Episode 3 features, in order of appearance Lydia Brauer (Kaia Smith) Patrick Gillingham (Secu…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic offers an opportunity to explore how religion and whiteness are interconnected. Where is religion in a president refusing to wear masks in public? What of whiteness in a governor suing one of its state’s own cities to prevent mask mandates?These current events, and their asymmetrical racialized consequences, offer a view of wh…
 
As the 2020 presidential election nears, Lauren R. Kerby and Jeff Sharlet discussed the politics of white evangelicals in the U.S. today. Kerby's book, Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation's Capital and Redeem a Christian America, offers a starting point for this important conversation about how race, nationalism, and Christianity…
 
Mystical-type experiences are profound and often characterized by an authoritative sense of the unity and sacredness and sometimes interpreted as an encounter with God or Ultimate Reality. Although such experiences have been described by mystics and religious figures throughout the ages, there are few experimental studies because such experiences u…
 
This conversation was presented on August 27, 2020, by the HDS Women’s Studies in Religion Program, which brings five scholars in gender from around the country each year to enrich the experience of HDS students. The research associates shared their thoughts on the ethical responsibility of scholars to be engaged in the study of gender.Full transcr…
 
When 16-year old Kaia Smith is brought to the local police station, she makes some strange claims about what's really going on in the Grigori Young Scholars Program. Is Kaia telling the truth? And does the GYSP have anything to do with the death of Kaia's parents? The mystery begins . . . Episode 1 features, in order of appearance Seth Jason (Front…
 
In conjunction with the HDS Committee on Racial Justice and Healing and in cooperation with the courses "Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion" (T&M) and "Introduction to Ministry Studies" (IMS), Professors David Holland and Matthew Potts hosted a two-part series of community conversations on issues of white supremacy and anti-blackness in …
 
Cornell William Brooks, Visiting Professor of the Practice of Prophetic Religion and Public Leadership at HDS and Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice at Harvard Kennedy School, virtually delivered the 205th Convocation address at Harvard Divinity School.Brooks's address was entitled "George and Jesus: Policing an Insur…
 
John Camardella’s students have learned how to go beyond the textbook and embrace the “complex ways that religions function in the human experience.”Camardella is a world religions educator at Prospect High School in Illinois.Interview Transcript:We want our students to make a difference in society and all of us in education have to examine that if…
 
Religious literacy is one of the “most urgent issues that anyone serious about social justice can undertake.” An RPL fellowship gave Greg Khalil the space to critically think about his work. Khalil is the co-founder and president of Telos Group.Interview Transcript:I do a lot of work in building social movement, including communities of faith, acro…
 
Gathering Historias, an initiative of the Arnold Arboretum, envisions an outdoor landscape that fully includes and connects the stories of our expanding Latino communities. Developed by Steven Fisher, a master’s degree candidate at the Harvard Divinity School, this project recognizes that the diverse voices of Latino communities can contribute to o…
 
Casper ter Kuile, MDiv '16, MPP '16, and Angie Thurston, MDiv '16, map and convene the Millennial leaders of spiritual communities at the forefront of religious change. From CrossFit to dinner churchers, Muslim small groups, and maker spaces, their work illuminates the rapidly shifting generational patterns in American religious life today.Full tra…
 
This week, the HDS Episcopal/Anglican Fellowship is offering a podcast version of Noon Service on the topic “Mary’s YES, our YES!” Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation with Anne Stetson MDiv II, Jonathan Robert Smith MDiv II, Joris Bürmann, MDiv II, Carolyn Beard MDiv I, and The Rev. Dr. Regina L. Walton, Counselor to Episcopal/Anglican Students…
 
Three Hindu monastics visiting Harvard Divinity School this year spoke on March 11, 2020, on the great tradition of the Upanisads and Vedanta, and why this wisdom is relevant in today’s global society. Featuring: Swami Sarvapriyananda (Ramakrishna Mission); Brahmacharini Shweta Chaitanya (Chinmaya Mission); Sadhak Akshar–Guru: Mahant Swami Maharaj …
 
In the first episode of Season 4 (!) of the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast, Michael sits down with Edson Cabalfin to chat about his recent experience curating the Philippine Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. To check out Edson's work on the Pavilion, go to citywhohadtwonavels.com.…
 
Considerable attention has been directed to the possibility of a technological singularity when artificial intelligences “wake up” and start acting in their own self-interest. Long before then, however, humanity will confront an ethical singularity—a point at which the evaluation of values systems acquires infinite value. The computational factorie…
 
This event, held February 11 at the CSWR, is part of a year-long series titled "Theological Bioethics Within Marginalized Communities."This lecture is a womanist critique of a longstanding racist campaign of domestic terror in the United States. It investigated the intersectionality of racism, in particular the racist acts condoned by religious com…
 
This talk examined the forms that grief can take, in the work of Zoe Leonard, Peter Hujar, David Wojnarowicz, and John Constable.Kate Zambreno is the author of several acclaimed books, including Screen Tests, Heroines, and Green Girl. She has recently published a collection of talks and essays, Appendix Project, in the shadow of Book of Mutter, her…
 
In the last episode of Season 3 of the Gatty Lecture Rewind, Michael and Xin sit down with Dr. Alicia Izharuddin from Harvard University to discuss her work on the "practices, institutions, and infrastructures that contribute to the formation of ‘counter-publics'" in Malaysia.By The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University
 
In this week's episode of the Gatty Lecture Rewind, Cornell graduate students Michael and Anissa sit down with Alexandre Pelletier, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, to discuss his research into Islamist success and religious authority in West, Central, and East Java.…
 
Stephanie Paulsell, HDS Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies and Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, discusses her recent publication on Virginia Woolf.Amy Hollywood (HDS) and Terry Tempest Williams (HDS) responded.Video and full transcript here: https://cswr.hds.harvard.edu/news/2019/12/02/video-religio…
 
On November 6, 2019, Harvard Divinity School hosted its annual Theological Education Day. The day featured many panel discussions, including this one on admissions and financial aid.Full transcript here: https://hds.harvard.edu/files/hds/files/ted-financial-aid-2019.pdfLearn more about Harvard Divinity School and its mission to illuminate, engage, …
 
In this episode of the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast, Michael and Alex-Thai interview Hoang Minh Vu, a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at Cornell University, about his dissertation research and a lecture he recently gave here at Cornell, titled, "The Third Indochina War and the Making of Present-Day Southeast Asia."…
 
In this episode of the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast, Michael and Astara Light sit down with Carol Colfer, to discuss a recent lecture she gave at Cornell University titled, "Everyday Masculinities in American and Indonesian Forests: Here and There, Then and Now."By The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University
 
In this week's Gatty Lecture Rewin, Michael and Ting sit down with Professor Ivan V. Small to chat about his work studying remittances in Vietnam, and his new book, Currencies of Imagination: Channeling Money and Chasing Mobility in Vietnam.By The Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University
 
K. Healan Gaston, Harvard Divinity School Lecturer in American Religious History and Ethics, discusses her recent publication, Imagining Judeo-Christian America--Religion, Secularism, and the Redefinition of Democracy.E.J. Dionne (Harvard Divinity School) and Mark Silk (Trinity College) serve as respondents.Video and full transcript here: https://c…
 
Artist and author Rachel Sussman shares her physical, intellectual, and spiritual journey around the world and through time-space as she discusses her epic 10-year project, "The Oldest Living Things in the World," newer mind-expanding works incubated at NASA and SETI, and, for the first time, her personal journey of spiritual awakening and transfor…
 
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, Kerry M. Sonia, WSRP Research Associate and Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's Studies and Hebrew Bible, gave the lecture, “Like a Woman in Labor: The Ritual and Social Dimensions of Childbirth in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel.”Video and full transcript here: https://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/news/2019/11/14/vi…
 
What might it look like to see Jerusalem, with its cross-hatched encounters between people of diverse faiths and cultures, as a city of the book? Merav Mack and Benjamin Balint share their forays into the city's most inaccessible reaches in the making of their recently published book, Jerusalem: City of the Book. Video and full transcript here: htt…
 
Graham Harvey, professor of religious studies at The Open University (UK), discusses animism and how our relations are damaged by ongoing efforts to separate (human) culture from ‘nature’ and humans from other species. Engaging with Indigenous knowledges, Harvey seeks to replace ‘nature’ with more respectful relationships with the world.Graham Harv…
 
On November 6, 2019, Harvard Divinity School hosted its annual Theological Education Day. The day featured many panel discussions, including this one that introduced participants to the school's MDiv, MTS, ThM, and PhD degree programs.Full transcript here: https://hds.harvard.edu/files/hds/files/ted-mdiv-2019.pdfLearn more about Harvard Divinity Sc…
 
On November 6, 2019, Harvard Divinity School hosted its annual Theological Education Day. Dean David N. Hempton and Angela Counts, Director of Admissions, welcomed participants.Full transcript here: https://hds.harvard.edu/files/hds/files/ted-welcome-2019.pdfLearn more about Harvard Divinity School and its mission to illuminate, engage, and serve a…
 
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