Between the Humanities and Sciences: Interdisciplinarity in Academia

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Join us for the inaugural lecture of Scholarium’s "Why Does It Matter?" series featuring Paul Cassell, who will discuss "Between the Humanities and Sciences: Interdisciplinarity in Academia."  Cassell is an expert in systems theory, evolution and the study of ritual. He will talk about the role of interdisciplinary research in his own scholarship and career at the intersection of the humanities and science, focusing in particular on the evolutionary neuroanthropology of UC-Berkeley scientist Terrence Deacon.  

Paul Cassell teaches in the Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU. He is trained in the historical and theoretical interaction of science, philosophy and religion. Cassell is author of “Religion, Emergence, and the Origins of Meaning (Brill, 2015) as well as various articles and book chapters. Before joining CISA, he was a postdoctoral fellow in science and religion at ASU's Center for Jewish Studies and a lecturer in Barrett, the Honors College.

The "Why Does It Matter?" lectures are organized by Scholarium, a collaborative venture that provides an alternative venue for sharing specialized academic knowledge outside of a formal university setting. Scholarium promotes learning for its own sake, undertaken in a spirit of community and dialogue.


Faculty of Leadership and Integrative Studies
Erica Peters, Program Manager
Thurs., May 20, 2021 7:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom

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