The Science, Religion and Culture Colloquium, part of the Mahindra Humanities Seminars, provides an opportunity to critically interrogate the categories of science, religion and culture and the sociocultural and discursive processes that create and transform these categories and the structures of authority attached to them. It sponsors conversations among scholars using anthropological, sociological, historical and philosophical methods with special interest in questions of race, gender and sexuality and different strategies of inclusion and exclusion that transform the production and consumption of knowledge. This colloquium series will host several Harvard faculty members as well as scholars from the wider academy who will discuss general themes pertaining to the series focus on science, religion, and culture.
Space is limited, and registration is required to attend. We ask that you review a seminar's pre-circulated paper (if any) before attending. Seminar locations will be sent to those who register. To register for a seminar, please use the links provided below. Registration forms will open in a separate window.
Registration closes two days prior to the seminar date. Please register early.
Upcoming Seminars (Spring, 2018)
January 25, 2018, 4-6pm: "The Forensics of Female Sexuality." Durba Mitra, Assistant Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard University, and Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute, will present.
February 22, 2018, 4-6pm: CANCELLED."Past as Past: Foundations for a Philosophy of History, ca 1610 CE." Manan Ahmed, Assistant Professor of History, Columbia University, will present.
March 8, 2018, 4-6pm: "Nothing in the Middle: Crisis and Nostalgia in 1990s US Cryptographic Policy." Gili Vidan, Ph. D. Candidate, History of Science, Harvard University, and Coordinator of the Junior Fellows and Science Fiction, Religion, and Culture Working Group at the Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School, will present.
March 29, 2018, 4-6pm: "Sugar High: Thresholds Between Religion and Medicine." Amy Moran-Thomas, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present.
April 12, 2018, 4-6pm: "Radical Regrets: Cancer Surgery, Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing, and the Role of Affect in Therapeutic Reversals." Jacob Moses, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Science, Harvard University, and Creative Coordinator, Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School, will present.
April 26, 2018, 4-6pm: "New Horizons: Order and Experience in the Medieval Sciences of Soul and Body." Katja Krause, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School, will present.