Science, Religion, and the Construction of Gender: The Embodiment Problem
Led by Cynthia Eagle Russett, Professor of History at Yale University
June 2 - 16, 2001
In addition to its other programs, the Erasmus Institute sponsors annually a summer seminar for faculty, in order to offer scholars a chance to enrich their research by relating it to the intellectual traditions associated with Catholicism in particular, as well as to those of other Christian traditions and the Abrahamic religions more generally. A distinguished scholar leads the seminar, helping its members over the course of two weeks to explore ways in which these traditions can enhance their individual projects. The Institute will cover expenses of food, lodging, and transportation for all participants. The summer 2001 seminar will be housed on the attractive campus of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
This year, the faculty seminar, entitled Science, Religion, and the Construction of Gender: The Embodiment Problem, will be led by Cynthia Eagle Russett, Professor of History at Yale University. Russett is the author of, among other works, Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of Womanhood, Darwin in America: The Intellectual Response, 1865-1912, and The Concept Of Equilibrium In American Social Thought and a co-editor of the two volume series Second To None: A Documentary History Of American Women. Dr. Russett teamed with William Turner Levy for the 1999 book The Extraordinary Mrs. R: A Friend Remembers Eleanor Roosevelt. Cooperative in nature, the seminar will examine topics from the diverse perspectives of its participants.
Applicants should submit a completed application form (available on our web site), two letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of intent (no longer than three double-spaced pages) that
describes the applicant's current scholarship or work
specifies how this work draws upon Catholic or other Abrahamic intellectual traditions
explains what the applicant wishes to achieve by participating in the workshop
All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by February 15, 2001. Materials should be mailed to The Erasmus Institute Summer Faculy Seminar (address below).
The Erasmus Institute
Summer Faculty Seminar
1124 Flanner Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5611
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