Hardigg Family Fund Lecture

The Hardigg Family Fund supports the annual visit of a scholar designated as the Hardigg Family Fellow to Religion 85, which is the culminating experience of the Religion major, restricted to and required of all senior Religion majors. 

The Hardigg Family Fellow meets with students in class to discuss his or her work and also engages with students more informally in conversations outside of class. The Fellow also typically presents a faculty colloquium or public lecture in conjunction with their visit to campus.

The Hardigg Family Fund was established in 1993 by James S. Hardigg '44.

2021-2022 Hardigg Lecture

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Daniel Boyarin
Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Rhetoric, University of California at Berkeley; Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Professor in Talmudic Civil Law, Harvard Law School (for 2021-22).

Thursday, February 3, 2022
4:30pm
41 Haldeman Hall
Free & open to all

Lecture title: "Bad Faith: Why the Jews Aren't a Religion"
Abstract: It is only in the last two centuries or so that something called "Judaism" has been defined as a religion. According to the arguments to be advanced in my lecture, it was a very unfortunate idea for Jews to allow this to happen. I shall be briefly surveying these arguments which are developed further in my forthcoming book: The No-State Solution: A Jewish Manifesto (Yale, 2022).

2019-2020 Hardigg Lecture

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Michelle C. Wang, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Georgetown University and Hardigg Family Fellow for 2020
"Dunhuang: Buddhist Art at the Crossroads of Asia"
Thursday, January 23, 2020
4:30pm
41 Haldeman Hall
Free & open to all. Reception follows

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