Cogut Institute for the Humanities

This year, the Humanities in the World Initiative offered a special series of lectures titled “Religious Epistemologies.” The series was tied to the graduate collaborative humanities course “On Belief,” taught by Leela Gandhi, John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English, and Vazira Zamindar, Associate Professor of History.

The course explored the phenomenon of belief from various perspectives, including the religious, the cultural, and the political, focusing especially on the ways in which belief has been diminished in importance in colonial and postcolonial thinking. “Religious Epistemologies” complemented the course through featuring scholars and writers whose work engaged with or exemplified forms of knowledge based on belief.