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2018 Aug 24

MHS: "A Brazen Wall to Keep the Scriptures Certainty": European Biblical Scholarship in Early America

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, European scholars made significant advances in the historical and critical study of the Bible, often with highly controversial and factious results. This talk will examine how such exciting but potentially subversive European scholarship was received and transformed by its early American readers, through a close study of the books owned and annotated by seventeenth-century readers in New England and elsewhere.

SPEAKER

Kirsten Macfarlane, University of Cambridge

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2018 Sep 01

Deadline for Call for Writers: Synapsis Journal of Health Humanities

(All day)

Synapsis is an online publication designed to bring together humanities scholars and students from across institutions and disciplines in a “department without walls." The site is founded and edited by Arden Hegele, a literary scholar, and Rishi Goyal, a medical doctor.

"We are looking for 8-10 PhD students and junior scholars whose work intersects with the medical humanities to become regular writers for our publication. The commitment is one piece of writing every two months. These pieces can...

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