This lecture explores how Christianity in particular has understood, monitored and sought to control nakedness, demonstrating the remarkable tenacity of these fears over a long period and in a variety of locations.
Inspired by George Steiner's Grammars of Creation, Professor Martin Puchner (Harvard University) and Global Professorial Fellow (Queen Mary University of London) will ponder the origins of culture and how it is passed from one generation to the next.
In-person roundtable discussion and launch of the book, Making Refugees in India (Oxford University Press, 2022) by an IHSS Fellow Dr. Ria Kapoor
IHSS Visiting Fellow Professor James Steintrager's (University of California, Irvine) Lecture
Environmental Futures & Children's Publishing: A Presentation and Q&A with Sam Arthur
The event will feature short presentations, roundtable and audience discussion to facilitate reflections on the role of spirituality in mental health and the possibilities of cross-disciplinary and transcultural engagement with these concerns. It is open to any academics and students interested in global mental health, cultural studies, anthropology, psychology, religious studies as well as mental health practitioners and people with lived experience.
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