Jane Shaw

Event Information

Date & Time
January 21, 2016 - 5:30pm
Cantor Auditorium
328 Lomita Dr
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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Lecture: Jane Shaw, "Empathy and the Arts"


Join Jane Shaw, current Clayman Institute Faculty Research Fellow and Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies, as she discusses Empathy, an exhibition she co-curated at the Cantor. “Empathy” entered the English language via aesthetics and psychology in the late 19th century. Today, empathy is discussed not only in the arts and humanities, but also in Silicon Valley, Stanford’s d.school, and the latest neuroscience. The exhibition accompanies the “Thinking Matters” undergraduate Stanford course taught by Dean Shaw.

 This event is free and open to all.  Doors open at 5:15 pm.  Additional information on Dean Shaw's lecture can be found here.



    • Dean, Religious Life
    • Professor, Religious Studies
    • Faculty Research Fellow, 2015-16
    Jane Shaw is Dean for Religious Life and Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford. Prior to coming to Stanford in 2014, she was Dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco (2010-2014), and prior to that taught history and theology at Oxford University for sixteen years, and was Dean of Divinity and Fellow of New College, Oxford. During her time at Oxford, she held a number of other appointments: as honorary canon of...