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NEH Summer Seminar: The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers


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Posted by: Bard College
Deadline: Thu, March 1st, 2018

 

NEH SUMMER SEMINAR FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TEACHERS

THE BHAGAVAD GITA: ANCIENT POEM, MODERN READERS

DATES: July 9-27, 2018

LOCATION: Yale University, New Haven, CT

PROGRAM: In this three-week seminar, sixteen college and university teachers will study intensively the Bhagavad Gita, an Indian religious classic from the early centuries C.E.  The seminar will focus on the work in its original historical context and on how it has continued to live for modern readers.  What is it that enables some works of the past to break across the boundaries of their own times?  A religious work of undoubted longevity, the Bhagavad Gita and its history of readings will provide an excellent vantage point to consider this question.  The seminar will be directed towards teachers in the various disciplines of the humanities, including religious studies, world literature, global history, art history, and classics.  College teachers including non-tenure track or adjunct faculty are invited to apply.  Participants will examine how the Bhagavad Gita addresses perennial religious and humanistic concerns, and how modern readers have reinterpreted the work.  Together we will consider how this ancient Indian work may be integrated into modern humanities undergraduate courses.

DIRECTOR: Richard Davis, Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Bard College.

STIPEND: NEH provides a stipend of $2700 to cover transportation, accommodations, and meals.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 (Notification date: March 28, 2018)

FURTHER INFORMATION: nehgitaseminar@bard.edu

WEBSITE: http://nehsummerseminar.bard.edu/

 

 



Posted on Thu, December 14th, 2017
Expires on Thu, March 1st, 2018

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