Winter Quarter Events

Welcome to Winter Quarter at The Divinity School! 

For everyone: This Quarter we are pleased to bring a a number of visitors to campus; all the public lectures listed are open to the public. 

For Divinity School students: Our John C. and Jane Colman Program in the Craft of Teaching, Leadership, and Service will be offering two new series in Winter Quarter: a DIVelopment series focused on the job search and a teaching series focused on lecturing. Students across our degree programs are encouraged to join!

We are also pleased to announce a new lunchtime event series in honor of Black History Month.

Public Events

Wednesday January 11

4:30pm, Common Room: 
Public lecture by Jesse LeFebvre, PhD candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University: "The Antifragile Hasedera Kannon: Disaster, Revitalization, and Karma in Medieval Japan."   More information.

Thursday January 12

5pm, Common Room: Public lecture by Kirsten Macfarlane, Associate Professor of Early Modern Christianities, University of Oxford: “Amateur Divines? Lay Learning and the Bible in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World.”  More information.

Wednesday January 18

12:00pm, Common Room: Black History Month Lunchtime Series lecture by RL WatsonDivinity School PhD 2018 and Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at Lake Forest College. More information.

Wednesday January 18

4:30pm, Common Room: Public lecture by Deirdre de la Cruz, Associate Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures & Department of History, University of Michigan: "Magicians of God: Global Christianity and the Making of Filipino Faith Healing." More information.

Thursday January 26

5pm, Common Room:
Public lecture by Paul Lim, Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Vanderbilt University Divinity School: “Reimagining Racial and Religious ‘Others’ in Salamanca, Geneva, and London: Politics of the Imago Dei in Early Modernities.”  More information.

Tuesday, January 31

5pm, Common Room:
Public lecture by Abimbola Adelakun, Assistant Professor, African/African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin. More information.

FEBRUARY

Wednesday February 1

12:00pm, Common Room: Black History Month Lunchtime Series

Wednesday February 1

4:30pm, Common Room: Public lecture by Chandra Mallampalli, Fletcher Jones Foundation Chair and Professor of History, Westmont College. More information.

Thursday February 2

12:00pm, Common Room: Black History Month Lunchtime Series lecture by Eboni Marshall TurmanAssistant Professor of Theology and African American Religion, Yale Divinity School. More information.

Wednesday February 8

4:30pm, Common Room: Public lecture by Mimi Chusid, Assistant Professor, Division of Art History, University of Washington: "Saving the Dead: Women, Buddhism, and Images of Hell in Japanese Religious Art and Practice."  More information.

Thursday February 9

12:00pm, Common Room: Black History Month Lunchtime Series lecture by Larycia Hawkins, Assistant Professor, Politics and Religious Studies, Religion, Race, and Democracy Lab, University of Virginia.

Tuesday February 14

12:00pm, Common Room: Black History Month Lunchtime Series lecture by Braxton Shelley, MDiv 2017 (and Music Department PhD, 2017) Associate Professor of Music, of Sacred Music, and of Divinity, Yale Divinity School.

Tuesday February 14 

5pm, Common Room:
Public lecture by Alyssa Lehr Evans, Postdoctoral Fellow, Church History, University of Göttingen. More information.

Wednesday, February 15

4:30pm, Common Room: Public lecture by Stephan Licha, Faculty member, Department of Japanese Studies, University of Heidelberg. More information.

Tuesday, February 21 

5pm, Common Room: Public lecture by Kenneth Appold, Professor of Reformation History, Princeton Theological Seminary. More information.

Wednesday, February 22

12:00pm, Common Room: Black History Month Lunchtime Series lecture by Nyle Fort, Mellon Teaching Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities; Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University.

Wednesday, February 22

4:30pm, Common Room:
Public lecture by Michaela Mross, Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Stanford University. More information.

MARCH

Thursday March 2

12:00pm, Common Room: Black History Month Lunchtime Series lecture by Jeremy Williams, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University.