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The Spirit Sessions: On Being Haunted

The Spirit Sessions: On Being Haunted

  • Date:
    Thursday, November 1, 2012
  • Time:
    4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Organizer:
    Sumaya Abubaker
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Leavey Library (LVL)
  • Room:
    Auditorium
  • Cost:
    Free
  • Phone:
    (213) 740-8562

Summary:

Author Eric Nuzum and USC Discovery Fellow Margaret Wertheim discuss haunting, popular culture, and religion.

Description:

The Interdisciplinary Research Group of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture presents The Spirit Sessions: On Being Haunted with Eric Nuzum and Margaret Wertheim. 

Eric Nuzum, National Public Radio's vice president of programming, has written, published, and lectured extensively on popular culture, music, and free expression issues. He is the author of Giving Up the Ghost: A Story About Friendship, 80s Rock, a Lost Scrap of Paper, and What It Means to Be Haunted.

Margaret Wertheim, director of the Institute For Figuring, is the first USC Libraries Discovery Fellow. She is the author of Pythagoras’ Trousers, a history of the relationship between physics and religion; The Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet; and Physics on the Fringe: Smoke Rings, Circlons and Alternative Theories of Everything.

This event is presented by the Interdisciplinary Research Group of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture and co-sponsored by the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and the Knight Chair in Media and Religion

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