Photo Gallery: Convocation 2013

Under a tent on the HDS Campus Green, behind Andover Hall, members of the HDS community gathered on August 29, 2013, to welcome a new academic year.

Stephanie Paulsell, Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies, delivered the ceremony's keynote address, "Devotion in the Study of Religion." (Read coverage of HDS Convocation in the Harvard Gazette.)

Below, view a selection of photos of HDS Convocation activities. To view more images, be sure to check out the Convocation 2013 set on Flickr. All photos by Steve Gilbert.

Faculty Portrait

1. The annual portrait of the 2013-14 HDS faculty and visiting faculty was taken on the steps of Andover Hall.

Ousmane Oumar Kane and and Janet Gyatso

2. Ousmane Oumar Kane, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society at HDS, and Janet Gyatso, Hershey Professor of Buddhist Studies.

Leila Ahmed and Emily Click

3. Leila Ahmed, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity, and Emily Click, Assistant Dean for Ministry Studies and Field Education and Lecturer on Ministry, in the foyer of Andover Hall prior to Convocation.

 Ann Braude with new WSRP Research Associates

4. Ann Braude, right, director of the Women's Studies in Religion Program, with new WSRP Research Associates, from left, Jacquelyn Williamson, Sarah Bracke, Lihi Ben Shitrit, Amanda Izzo, and Hsiao-wen Cheng.

 Stephanie Paulsell and David N. Hempton

5. Convocation keynote speaker Stephanie Paulsell, Houghton Professor of the Practice of Ministry Studies, proceeds to the tent on the Campus Green alongside David N. Hempton, Dean of the Divinity School.

 Geoffrey Shamu and Ainsley Land

6. Geoffrey Shamu, '93, on trumpet, and Ainsley Land, ThD candidate, on flute, perform during Convocation.

HDS faculty singing

7. Members of the HDS faculty sing the hymn Praise the Source of Faith and Learning.

 Omobolaji Ogunsola

8. Omobolaji Ogunsola, MDiv candidate, delivers a reading from Song of Songs.

Jonathan Walton

9. Jonathan Walton, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, provides introductory remarks.

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

10. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity, looks on as the ceremony unfolds.

Stephanie Paulsell

11. Stephanie Paulsell delivers the Convocation address, "Devotion in the Study of Religion." View video clips of Convocation or watch it in its entirety

Paul D. Hanson and Jon Levenson

12. Paul D. Hanson, Florence Corliss Lamont Research Professor of Divinity, and Jon Levenson, Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies, on the Campus Green after Convocation.

Stephanie Paulsell and Davíd Carrasco

13. Stephanie Paulsell with Davíd Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America.

New students in Rock Cafe

14. New students gather in Rockefeller Café after Convocation for refreshments.