New York University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host “God in the Classroom? Education and Religion in American History” on Thurs., March 22, 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Mitchell Stevens at 212.998.5501.
New York University’s Department of Humanities and Social Sciences will host “God in the Classroom? Education and Religion in American History” on Thurs., March 22, 6-8 p.m. at NYU’s Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets), Room 216. The forum’s panelists including Edward J. Larson, a history professor at the University of Georgia and author of Summer for the Gods: the Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate over Science and Religion, which won the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1998. [Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street)]
The event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Mitchell Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.998.5501. Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
The distinctions between education and religion have been hotly contested throughout U.S. history. This forum will explore contemporary controversies about creationism and evolution, religious observance, and religious instruction in schools through the prism of the past. Other forum panelists include the following NYU faculty: Rachel Mattson on religion and pedagogy; Gabriel Moran on curricular depictions of religion; Burt Neuborne on education, religion, and the law; Aurora Wallace on religion and education in the mass media; Harold Wechsler on the Scopes trial in higher education.
This event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and the NYU School of Law.