Wednesday Lunch with Wendy Doniger

May 16, 2014

Our Wednesday Lunch program – open to all! – continues on May 21 with a Dean's Form on Wendy Doniger's On Hinduism.

Next week's Wednesday Lunch will feature a Dean's Forum on On Hinduism (Delhi: Aleph Book Company, 2013) by Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions; responses from colleagues Bruce Lincoln, the Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions, and Steven Collins, Associate Faculty and the Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations.

For decades, Wednesday has been a day of community gathering at the Divinity School. Community lunches always feature a guest speaker, invited from the University, the local community, or beyond. Lunch topics have addressed everything from the parakeets of Hyde Park to the world of male modeling to language loss in Siberia. The programs provide a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to engage one another in informal conversation. 

Lunch itself is a vegetarian meal (a vegan option is available by prior request) and typically includes bread, salad, a main course, dessert, and drinks. All are welcome. Cost is just $5. Sign up in advance at: divinitylunch@gmail.comLunch topics have addressed everything from the parakeets of Hyde Park to the world of male modeling to language loss in Siberia, presented over an always-delicious meal, cooked and served that day by our creative and energetic student staff. Sit at any table and join the conversation: the programs provide a unique opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to engage one another. Lunch itself is a vegetarian meal (a vegan option is available by prior request) and typically includes bread, salad, a main course, dessert, and drinks. Wednesday lunches take place from 12 noon to 1:15 pm in Swift Common Room, and cost $5 at the door. 

All are welcome! Send your RSVP to divinitylunch@gmail.com ; see more at http://divinity.uchicago.edu/wednesdays-swift-hall