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Panel Discussion: Documenting the Spirit
April 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
This panel discussion, moderated by Dr. Bernadette Wegenstein, Director of Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Advanced Media Studies, brings together practitioners, scholars, and observers of various religious and shamanistic traditions.
Artists Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj
Dr. Yvonne Chireau, Professor of Religion, Swarthmore College
Dr. Michael Hanchard, Professor of Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, Founder of the Empowerment Temple
Inspired by a film by Tamar Guimarães and Kasper Akhøj on view at the BMA, the discussion will explore how spiritual experience is mediated through such diverse formats as art, film, the news, scholarly texts, sermons, and prayer, as well as how the spiritual can be made tangible to believers and non-believers alike.