Sound Education was a 3-day event at Harvard University for educational and academic podcasters and radio hosts, and their listeners. It was hosted by Ministry of Ideas, a podcast based at Harvard Divinity School (HDS).... Read more about Video: Sound Education Conference
Barbara Zimbalist, 2018–19 WSRP Visiting Associate Professor, delivers the lecture "Translating Christ in the Middle Ages: Visionary Translation, Divine Rhetoric, and Verbal Devotion in England, France, and the Low Countries."
History books are filled with accounts of the past, shaped by the perspectives of those who wrote them. A reader’s imagination may conjure events across the miles and millennia based on those accounts, but at best their own life experiences and interests may influence their sense of history. A fuller picture is guided by scholars in classrooms where lessons are shaped by a lifetime devoted to the study. And few historical events are as widely studied—and discussed—as those found in the Bible.... Read more about Where the Present is a Continuation of the Past
How did pious medieval Muslims experience health and disease? Rooted in the prophet’s experiences with medicine and healing, Muslim pietistic literature developed cosmologies in which physical suffering and medical interventions interacted with religious obligations and spiritual health.... Read more about Video: Piety and Patienthood in Medieval Islam
Katharine Gerbner, McKnight Land-Grant Professor and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, discusses how religion was fundamental to the development of both slavery and race in the Protestant Atlantic world.
“Taproot: Stories of Nature & Restoration,” convened thinkers from a variety of backgrounds, who spoke about everything from indigenous communities, to religion, to mental health, each in relation to nature and humans’ complex relationship with it.
This event is part of a larger collaboration between the Planetary Health Alliance and the Harvard Divinity School called “The Constellation Project,” led by Dr. Sam Myers and Terry Tempest Williams, which brings together science, faith, arts, and indigenous communities to explore larger questions about our place in the world and imagine a better future.... Read more about Video: Taproot - Stories of Nature & Restoration