Remarks about BAHAR for the Launch of the New School of History, Archaeology and Religion, September 2010

Posted on 16 September 2010 by Blogs Admin

The Research Group on Body, Health and Religion (BAHAR) was formed within the then School of Religious and Theological Studies (RELIG) in March 2008, initially through bringing together various research activities in the School in the area of the anthropology of religion and the anthropology of healing that were being directed by Geoffrey Samuel and
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BAHAR Seminar, Thursday 20th May 2010: Maya Warrier on The Professionalisation of Ayurveda in Britain

Posted on 19 May 2010 by Blogs Admin

DR MAYA WARRIER (Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter) spoke on “The Professionalisation of Ayurveda in Britain: The Twin Imperatives of Medicalisation and Spiritual Seeking” on Thursday, May 20th 2010, Humanities Building 1.31, 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. Her paper explored developments relating to Ayurveda in the UK over the last
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BAHAR Report October 2009 to January 2010

Posted on 16 February 2010 by Blogs Admin

1. Introduction This is an update on the activities of BAHAR members, October 2009 to January 2010. The report follows on from the report for RELIG Research Committee on 21 October, and as with that report it is concerned primarily with BAHAR members who were at that time employed or working in RELIG. Geoffrey Samuel
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A Viewing of ‘Avatar’

Posted on 19 December 2009 by Blogs Admin

I’ve just been to see Avatar, the new James Cameron 3D science-fiction movie blockbuster, here in Sydney where I am on a short conference and family visit. It was an intriguing evening in the cinema, especially given what was happening out there in the ‘real world’: the sorry and disappointing non-agreement from the Copenhagen climate
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Susan Greenwood: The Anthropology of Magic

Posted on 30 November 2009 by Blogs Admin

BAHAR member Susan Greenwood’s latest book, The Anthropology of Magic,was published earlier this month. “Magic is arguably the least understood subject in anthropology today. Exotic and fascinating, it offers us a glimpse into another world but it also threatens to undermine the foundations of anthropology due to its supposed irrational and non-scientific nature. Magic has
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BAHAR Report July-October 2009

Posted on 23 October 2009 by Blogs Admin

1. Introduction This is an update on the activities of BAHAR members, July to October 2009. The report was prepared for the RELIG Research Committee meeting on Wednesday 21 October 2009 and covers the period since the previous report on 7 July 2009. Like that report, it is concerned primarily with BAHAR members employed or
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