Symposium | Natural Catastrophe and Sacred Expression: Ancient, Modern, and Today

Event time: 
Friday, April 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission: 
Free; no tickets or registration
Location: 
Miller Hall (PROS406) See map
406 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to discuss the ways in which natural catastrophes prompt sacred expression, whether in art, music, or ritual. By comparing sacred responses to natural catastrophes (keeping in mind their entanglement in human action) from antiquity up to the present, this symposium seeks to address the following questions: why do natural disasters generate artistic and sacred expression, even in secular and post-secular spaces? How does sacred expression configure environmental imaginaries? What role does expressive culture have in contemporary challenges surrounding climate change?

Schedule, Speakers, and Abstracts

Open to: 
General Public