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 and the pre-circulated paper 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 the Friday prior to the seminar date. Please register early.
Upcoming Seminars (Spring, 2019)
February 7, 2019, 4:00pm-6:00pm: "Writing the History of an Armenian Feminist Century." Professor Lerna Ekmekçioğlu, McMillan-Stewart Associate Professor of History, MIT. (Register here.)
February 21, 2019, 4:00pm-6:00pm: "The Quick and the Dead." Professor Sophia Roosth, Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor in the History of Science, Harvard University. (Register here.)
March 7, 2019, 4:00-6:00pm: "Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique." Professor Sa'ed Atshan, Assistant Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, Swarthmore. Co-sponsored by the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. (Register here.)
April 4, 2019, 3:00pm-6:00pm: "Making Native Science: Indigenous Epistemologies and Settler Sciences in the United States Empire." Professor Eli Nelson, American Studies, Williams College. (Register here.).
April 18, 2019, 4:00pm-6:00pm: "The Colonial Career of Technical Knowledge." Professor Ajantha Subramanian, Department Chair, Anthropology, Harvard. (Register here.)
May 2, 2019, 4:00pm-6:00pm in Divinity 211: "Sacred Materiality: Encountering Black Church Arson in the Museum." Professor Todne Thomas, Assistant Professor of African American Religions (HDS) and Suzanne Young Murray Assistant Professor (Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study). (Register here.)