Distinguished University of Chicago Professor to Deliver 2016 Salameno History Lecture
Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago, will be the featured guest at this year’s Salameno History Lecture. Free and open to the public, Doniger’s presentation, "Blasphemy and Censorship in Ancient and Contemporary India," will be held on Monday, March 21 at 4 p.m. in Stonehill’s Alumni Hall.
Doniger’s book, “The Hindus: An Alternative History” (Penguin Books, November 2010), was barred from India by its publisher in 2014. Her lecture will frame this episode within the larger context of blasphemy laws, censorship and religious intolerance more generally.
About the Salameno Lecture
The Salameno Lecture Series in History was created through the generosity of trustees Lawrence and Theresa Salameno, who sponsored the first endowed chair in the College's history. The Salameno's generosity allows Stonehill to bring some of the country's foremost scholars to campus.