Timeline Entries

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The “Visions Series” was comprised of presentations that examined the crossroads of creative practice and spiritual inspiration through the perspective of three women in the fields of artistry, history, and philosophical research. This well attended series was funded by external sources leveraged by the Mellon award. 

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

The “Visions Series” was comprised of presentations that examined the crossroads of creative practice and spiritual inspiration through the perspective of three women in the fields of artistry, history, and philosophical research. This well attended series was funded by external sources leveraged by the Mellon award. 

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Dr. Jain’s lecture, “Cultures of Sustainability, Sustainability of Cultures”, analyzed the Hindu basis for environmental politics in India.  Jain is an assistant professor of Anthropology and Philosophy & Religion Studies at the University of North Texas. He wrote Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability (Ashgate, 2011), which won the 2012 DANAM Book Award and...

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The “Visions Series” was comprised of presentations that examined the crossroads of creative practice and spiritual inspiration through the perspective of three women in the fields of artistry, history, and philosophical research. This well attended series was funded by external sources leveraged by the Mellon award. 

Friday, October 31st, 2014

On Halloween afternoon, 2014, the Portland Center for Public Humanities at Portland State University hosted a conversation between two of the most eminent thinkers of our time: Professors Slavoj Žižek and Jean-Pierre Dupuy.

The topic was “Religion, Politics, and the Sacred.” The event was sponsored by the RelSec project - an initiative of CHCI (Consortium of Humanities Centers and...

RelSec is comprised of five partner sites situated in universities around the world. The participating centers conduct parallel research projects whose exact shape reflects the distinct missions of the centers and research profiles of the teams. All will include some combination of public presentations and events, faculty workshops, and/or curricular initiatives, such as the development of team-taught courses on secularism, religion, and political belonging.
Click on the icons below to link to each partner’s individual websites.