Event Title

A Bridge Between Earth and Sky

Location

Taylor 304, Madison Union, JMU

Start Date

4-6-2019 1:40 PM

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The goal of this research project is to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures and peoples so as to reveal our common humanity, and to show that our differences are not the result of underlying differences in our nature, but rather of differences in perspective. I propose that cultural differences may be the result of our common human nature being adapted to different environments and situations. Culture is influenced by place, so I will investigate the ways in which the natural world has influenced the development of human cultures and societies. By studying cultures as they express themselves through art, material culture, religious texts, and traditional practices, the past and the present can be better understood, and diverse peoples can be appreciated on their own terms and in their own cultural context.

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Apr 6th, 1:40 PM

A Bridge Between Earth and Sky

Taylor 304, Madison Union, JMU

The goal of this research project is to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures and peoples so as to reveal our common humanity, and to show that our differences are not the result of underlying differences in our nature, but rather of differences in perspective. I propose that cultural differences may be the result of our common human nature being adapted to different environments and situations. Culture is influenced by place, so I will investigate the ways in which the natural world has influenced the development of human cultures and societies. By studying cultures as they express themselves through art, material culture, religious texts, and traditional practices, the past and the present can be better understood, and diverse peoples can be appreciated on their own terms and in their own cultural context.