Throughout its history, the CSWR has sponsored rich and varied programs, symposia, and conferences for its residents, Harvard students and faculty, and world religions scholars beyond Harvard. Below you'll find video and audio presentations of recent talks, conferences, and programs that the Center has offered, and photograph collections including retrospectives of recent academic years, chronicles of important events, and other pictures of life at the CSWR.

The Mists of Ramanna: The Legend That Was Lower Burma
10.13.2006 Audio

Michael Aung-Thwin is Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. This lecture presented work from his groundbreaking new book The Mists of Ramanna (University of...

Numinous Peaks: The Contours of Chinese Sacred Geography
04.27.2006 Audio

James Robson, Assistant Professor of Chinese Buddhism, University of Michigan, spoke at a luncheon seminar in the 2005-06 series "Religion, Place, and the Environment."

From the Ground Up: Growing a Green Future for Religion and Ethics
04.16.2006 Video

Presented at the Ethics, Values, and the Environment conference.  

Nothing Is Ever Escaped': Public History and the African American Historic Landscape
04.11.2006 Audio

This luncheon seminar with Edward Linenthal, Professor of History, Indiana University, and editor of the Journal of American History, was hosted by Robert Orsi, Charles Warren Professor of the...

Toward a Theology of Sound: Drum Talk, Oricha Worship, and Other Ecstatic Phenomena
04.05.2006 Audio

Katherine Hagedorn is Associate Professor of Music and director of the Ethnomusicology Program at Pomona College. Her presentation was part of the CSWR World Religions Café series.

Emergent Asia: Whither Religion?
04.04.2006 Audio

A lecture by Chandra Muzaffar, Malaysian Islamic religious and political scholar; advocate for human rights; president, International Movement for a Just World (Malaysia); and author of ...

Touching the Depth of Things: Cultivating Nature in East Asia
03.18.2006 Video

Presented at the Ethics, Values, and the Environment conference.

A Walk on the Wild Side: The Idea of Nature Revisited
03.18.2006 Video

Presented at the Ethics, Values, and the Environment conference.

Interiority Regained: Integral Ecology and Environmental Ethics
03.18.2006 Video

Michael Zimmerman is chair and Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University. His academic specialties include recent German philosophy and environmental philosophy.

Nature, Liberty, and Equality
03.18.2006 Video

Donald Worster is Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Professor of History at the University of Kansas.