Faces of Divinity
Envisioning Inclusion for 200 Years
Photo by Justin Knight
Faces of Divinity tells the story of Harvard Divinity School since its founding in 1816. It brings together student experience, faculty work, and University initiatives to uncover the roots of the school we have become in the twenty-first century: a multireligious, multidisciplinary center of academic excellence, religious scholarship, and service to the community and wider world. The exhibit explores the development of Harvard Divinity School through a series of themes, including: theology and ethics, history, and Unitarian and Universalist traditions, as well as Jewish, Asian, Islamic, African American, and women’s religious studies, ministry training, preaching, and social justice. Faces of Divinity includes twenty-one exhibits of photographs, poetry, paintings, and audiovisual materials situated throughout three of the Divinity School’s buildings.
The images and captions here are a small sample from the Faces of Divinity exhibit. The exhibit section is noted at the beginning of each caption. Additional information about these images, and many more, can be seen on the HDS campus until May 2017. The full exhibit was curated by Ann Braude, Senior Lecturer on American Religious History and director of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program at HDS; graduate research assistants Christopher Allison, Katie Bandera, Eva Payne, and Thomas Whittaker; and Tracy Wall, WSRP coordinator. It was designed by Justin Lee and edited by Kathryn Dodgson.