This talk contradicts the longstanding reading of Emerson as invested in idealism and instead charts his obsession with matter both organic and inorganic, organized and unorganized. By attending to his interest in sciences of life, Branka Arsić reconstructs the geological and botanical theories that led him to formulate a genuinely vitalist ontology; and by outlining his vitalism... Read more about Video: All One Stuff: Emerson's Materialism
In reaction to the growing challenges posed by global environmental change, author and Harvard Divinity School writer-in-residence Terry Tempest Williams and Sam Myers, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health principal research scientist and Planetary Health Alliance director, have launched the Constellation Project.
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
Benjamin Crockett, MTS candidate, spent a week in Lebanon serving with Jesuit Refugee Service to document life in a refugee camp. He believes that true storytelling is putting oneself in others' shoes.