Dr. Philippe Monnier, University of Toronto, University Health Network
Dr. Étienne de Villers-Sidani, Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Bin Hu, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
Dr. Greg Emery, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, Université de Montréal
MCRTW Seminar: Governing sex, regulating women: Prostitution laws and race in the nineteenth century. Philippa Levine, Dept of History, University of Southern California. Free admission; public welcome.
When women wage war: Explaining the personal and political consequences of guerrilla activism in El Salvador
MCRTW Seminar: Jocelyn Viterna, Sociology and Social Studies, Harvard
MCRTW Seminar: Jennifer Fishman, assistant professor, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill
Alison Keith, Classics and Women's Studies, University of Toronto. Co-sponsored with Dept of Classics, McGill.
Dr. Laurent Lecanu, Dept of Medicine, McGill
Gil Anidjar, Dept of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC), Columbia University. What does it mean to refer to an individual, a period or an area as "religious"? What work -- overt or covert -- does the word "religion" do in its historical and contemporary usage? Focusing on knowledge, sensibilities and power, Talal Asad has offered a consistent and scrutinizing exploration of the uses and abuses of the concept of religion. Attempting to retrace his steps, this paper will argue that Asad's work has major consequences for an understanding of the concept, if it is one, of "Christianity" and, by extension, "Islam." Gil Anidjar is author of "The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy" (Stanford University Press, 2003) and "Semites: Race, Religion, Literature" (Stanford U. Press, pub. date October 15, 2007).