When:
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Lectures & Conferences

Event website:
https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/future-of-immortality

ANYA BERNSTEIN
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences,
Department of Anthropology, Harvard University

The international transhumanist movement believes that humans can harness science and technology to transcend their physical and mental limitations. Some of its practitioners support cryonics and the creation of robotic bodies for future “consciousness transfer.” Drawing from her ethnographic work among Russian transhumanists and her recent book—The Future of Immortality (Princeton University Press, 2019)—Anya Bernstein will discuss the religious and philosophical roots of transhumanism in Russia dating back to the nineteenth century. She will also explore the current debates within the movement over immortality and what it means to be human.

Lecture. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology.
Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

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