2021–2022 Colloquium Schedule

All sessions are held Wednesday afternoons, 3:30-5:00pm, in the Great Hall (N100) in Sterling Divinity Quad.

Attendance Policy

All ISM students are required to attend and participate fully in the weekly colloquium to receive credit each semester. Requests for an excused absence due to a professional obligation must be submitted in advance to Caitlin MacGregor for approval by Martin Jean. Students are gnerally allowed one approved absence per semester, not including religious holidays. Absences due to illness should also be reported to ciatlin.macgregor prior to the Colloquium session if at all possible. Students with more than one excused absence will not receive credit for that semester, and thus not be eligible for the ISM certificate. 

Fall 2021 

Sept. 1Introductions

Sept. 8 Dr. Benjamin Doolittle, Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine; Associate Professor, Religion and Health, Yale Divinity School
The Sacred Arts of Healing Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sept. 15 ISM Fellows

Sept. 22 — Julian Reid, artist-theologian
Healing through Faithful Listening: Julian Reid on The JuJu Exchange and Notes of Rest

Sept. 29 — Presentation Workshop

Oct. 6 — Eboni Marshall Turman, Associate Professor of Theology and African American Religion, Yale Divinity School
Pumping Up Air: Toward a Womanist Epistemology of Black Choreography

Oct. 13 — Eliza Brown, Composer and Assistant Professor of Music, DePauw University
Seeking Epistemic Justice through Opera: the Creation of The Body of the State

Oct. 27 — Lizette Larson-Miller, Canon Precentor, Diocese of Huron; Huron-Lawson Chair of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Huron at Western, London, ON
Responding with Ritual:  Individual and Communal Responses to Disaster

Nov. 3 — Claudia Rankine, Professor of Creative Writing, New York University
Just Us – An American Conversation

Nov. 10 — Jennifer Hollis, Music-Thanatologist and Project Director, Harps of Comfort
Healing at the Threshold: Music-Thanatology, Grief, and Accompaniment

Nov. 17 — Renée Ater, Assoc. Professor Emerita of American Art, University of Maryland; Provost’s Visiting Professor, Brown University - POSTPONED

Dec. 1  — Student Presentations: C.E.Aaron, Matt Bickett, and Manuel Piazza; Maura Tuffy

Spring 2022


Jan. 26 — Student Presentations: Ike Harijanto; Carolyn Craig (via Zoom)

Feb. 2 — Student Presentations: Clare Byrne & Patrick McGill; Nilaya Knafo (via Zoom)

Feb. 9 — Small Group Discussions

Feb. 23 — Student Presentations: Christy Stang & Benjamin Ferriby; Abigail Kromminga & Teddy Cheng

Mar. 2 — Student Presentations: Jenny Smith & Michael Lukin; Fiona Chen & Matthew Ingwersen

Mar. 9 — C. Dale Young, writer and physician
Reading and discussion of selected poems

Mar. 30 — Student Presentations: Clare Kemmerer, Margaret Kearney, and Rebecca Ehren; Nate Widelitz

April 6 — Student Presentations: Elizabeth Searcy, Ben Bond, and Sydney Mukasa

April 13 — Student Presentation: Jake Cunliffe & Gloria Yin; Ethan Haman

April 20 — Rev. Dr. Jamie F. Eaddy, spiritual care practitioner, loss navigation specialist, and death doula
Words, Sounds, & Music: Hearing What Matters Most at the End of Life

April 27 — Small Group Discussions