Now in its second semester, the Whitney Humanities Center Working Group in Religion and Modernity will hold three sessions this term. The group is open to all interested readers among faculty and graduate students. Our mode of operation for the first year is to have a leader present materials in his/her research area for discussion.
Our practice is to email details and reminders only to those who have signed up to the group list at Box@Yale. Core and affiliated faculty and graduate students are added automatically, but if you do not fall into one of those categories and would like to join, please contact Noreen Khawaja to be added to the list.
Our format this year is pre-circulated (but very short) texts which are all found in the Box file associated with our group, with each discussion led by the faculty member who has chosen the reading. You are most welcome to join for any (part) of the meetings you can make!
Working Group in Religion and Modernity, Spring 2019 schedule
All meetings are in room 116 of the Whitney Humanities Center, from 12-1:30pm.
Tuesday February 26: Hwansoo Kim leading discussion of Han Yongun’s “Meditation and Human Life”
Tuesday March 26: Eliyahu Stern on Isaac Deutscher’s “The Non-Jewish Jew” and selections from Elchonon Wasserman’s “Epoch of the Messiah”
Tuesday April 16: Frank Griffel on M. Alper Yalcinkaya’s “Science as an Ally of Religion: a Muslim appropriation of ‘the conflict thesis’ ”