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“What is…Secularity?” feat. Professor Esther Yu

Thu September 28th 2023, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Event Sponsor
Folger Shakespeare Library
Esther Yu

“What is…Secularity?”
A Folger Institute event featuring Stanford Professor of English Esther Yu
Thursday, September 28, 2023 @ 1:30pm PST via Zoom
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In this virtual conversation, join literary scholars, historians, and historical sociologists as they question whether “secularity” remains a useful concept, and how its history can illuminate contemporary debates over the place of religion in modern society.Graduate students are encouraged to join a separate breakout Q&A at the conclusion of the session. 

The Folger Institute is a center for advanced research in the early modern humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Learn more.

About the “What is…?” Series
The “What is…?” series of virtual afternoon workshops invites you to join an open conversation on important early modern ideas and how they relate to our modern world. In this first round of workshops, scholars from a range of disciplines will guide individual sessions on “Secularity,” “Consent,” “Iconoclasm,” and “Revolution.” Their conversation will be followed by space for participant discussion and questions.