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Works that Shaped the World in 2022

In 2022 the HRC’s public lecture series “Works that Shaped the World” will focus on religious books and works that shaped the world, facilitated by the HRC’s Dr Ibrahim Abraham, the Hans Mol Research Fellow in Religion and the Social Sciences.

The series will begin on Friday March 4, with Professor Halim Rane of Griffith University discussing the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad, and conclude in late 2022 with Professor Andrew Singleton of Deakin University presenting the Hans Mol Memorial Lecture in Religion and the Social Sciences, re-examining Hans Mol’s sociological study The Faith of Australians.

From Buddhist devotionals to horror films, and from early heresies to contemporary theological debates, this eclectic series of lectures will be presented online (and in person, where possible), aimed at experts and non-experts alike.

The Works That Shaped the World public lecture series was established in 2019 by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Centre to showcase contemporary scholarship in the humanities. In our first year the theme was “The Moon”, in which the ANU's Vice Chancellor, the Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Professor Brian Schmidt discussed the 1969 moon landing, Dr Kate Flaherty discussed Shakespeare’s moon, Professor Will Christie discussed the Lunar Society of Birmingham, and Professor Tony Dreise discussed the moon and the stars in Aboriginal science and lore, amid many other lectures.

Recordings of most of the 2021 lecture series, focused on Science, can be found here on YouTube.

Recordings of most of the ongoing 2022 lecture series, focused on Religion, can be found here on YouTube.
 

Upcoming and Past lectures can be found below.

Upcoming events

Works that Shaped the World: The Exorcist

5–6pm 7 Oct 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. When William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist appeared in 1971 it proved...

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Works that Shaped the World: The Conference of the Birds

5–6pm 4 Nov 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. ‘Aṭṭar’s 12th century Persian epic of the birds, best known as “the...

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Past events

Works that Shaped the World: Gandhi’s Religion

30 Sep 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. Gandhi’s religion has been described as “a home spun shawl” by the...

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Works that Shaped the World: Longchen Rabjam’s The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena

23 Sep 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. Longchen Rabjam’s poetic The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of...

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Works that Shaped the World: The Gospel of Thomas

26 Aug 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. Since the first fragment was found in 1897, followed by the recovery...

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Works that Shaped the World: Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations

5 Aug 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations is esteemed by economists, even...

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Works that Shaped the World: The Gülen Movement – Past, Present and Future

29 Jul 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. The Gülen Movement is one of the world’s largest transnational...

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Works that Shaped the World: Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement

8 Jul 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. In his 2015 speech for the U.S. Congress, Pope Francis singled out...

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Works that Shaped the World: Radical Orthodoxy

1 Jul 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. The contemporary theological movement known as Radical Orthodoxy...

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Works that Shaped the World: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

10 Jun 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. Kahlil Gibran’s book-length mystical poem, The Prophet, is one of...

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Works that Shaped the World: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison

27 May 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) was a German Lutheran pastor and...

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Works that Shaped the World: Salafism

20 May 2022

In 2022, the HRC’s Works that Shaped the World public lecture series focuses on religion. Salafism has received scrutiny as one of the main ideological...

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