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).
Research Seminar Series: William H. Warren, PhD, Dept of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences, Brown University
Cross-linguistic differences in the manifestation of language impairment in children: How are they related to the underlying cause?
Research Seminar Series: Elin Thordardottir, PhD, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill
The community is invited to this ceremony at the War Memorial in front of the Raymond Building. During the ceremony, the campus community -- Macdonald, John Abbott College and Macdonald High School -- will commemorate the men and women who have served our country in times of war, military conflict and peace. We are especially privileged to be able to thank, in person, some very special people with whom we share our lovely campus; our guests will include a sizeable contingent of veterans from the Ste. Anne's veterans hospital, this year celebrating its 90th anniversary. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to join the Macdonald procession, which will commence at 10:15 at the Raymond Building entrance, loop through the complex to the Macdonald-Stewart Building entrance, proceed down to the Centennial Centre and finally over to the front of Laird Hall, where it will join the procession coming from John Abbott College. Both processions will then move on to the Memorial.
Guest speaker: Sergey Tyulenev. Clifford Geertz wrote that ideological metaphors are symbolic maps. The statue of Peter the Great, the Bronze Horseman, the city of Saint-Petersburg, "Peter’s Creation" (Pushkin) are such metaphor-maps of major social reforms carried out through translation: therefore translation constitutes yet another dimension of these maps.
Dr. Michael Reed, Div. of Infectious Diseases, Dept of Medicine, MUHC. Chair: Dr Sheppard.
Dr Arnold Kristof, assistant professor of medicine, MUHC. Chair: Dr Olivier.
Dr. Arnold Kristof, Dept of Medicine, McGill
Come to the Blackader Lauterman Library to share your views on what you'd like to see at the library to make your research more efficient. Free coffee and cookies will be served.
The IRCM is organizing this important symposium gathering international renowned scientists from different areas of research. For 40 years, IRCM scientists have been engaged in a broad spectrum of research areas, and this diversity is reflected in the choice of lectures to be presented. John E. Dick, PhD: "Modeling the human leukemogenic program"; Alan Hall, PhD: "Rho GTPases and the control of cell behaviour"; Brenda Milner, PhD: "Reflections on the field of brain and memory"; Stephen P. Goff, PhD: "Host factors promoting or inhibiting retrovirus replication"; Walter J. Gehring, PhD: "The development and evolution of the eyes"