Friday, February 09, 2007

Religious Studies Colloquium next week

Wednesday, February 14
Lecture -- Joseph S. Alter (Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh) "Islamic Cosmopolitanism: Hakim Mohammed Said and the Society for the Promotion of Eastern Medicine" part of the Brown Bag Lunch Colloquium Series
12::00 p.m.
2628 Cathedral of Learning
Dr. Alter is a sociocultural anthropologist whose area of interest is South Asia. His research is in the field of medical anthropology on topics of physical fitness, public health, social psychology, and the relationship between health, culture, and politics broadly defined. His most recent book, Yoga in Modern India: The Body between Science and Philosophy (Princeton University Press, 2006), received the Coomaraswamy Book Prize for best English language book on a South Asian subject by the South Asia Council, Association for Asian Studies. He is also author of Knowing Dil Das: Stories of a Himalayan Hunter (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000), Gandhi's Body: Sex, Diet and the Politics of Nationalism (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000) and The Wrestlers Body: Identity and Ideology in North India (University of California Press, 1992). Coffee and cookies provided. For more information contact:

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