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  • Paul Robertson is a lecturer in the Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies at the University of New Hampshire. He is a specialist in ancient Mediterranean religion and philosophy, the history of western thought and the theory of religion that looks to answer what religion is and why it exists. He particularly focuses on the origins of big ideas in western thought, tracing the diverse and formative influences on our current understandings of morality, justice, virtue, health and spirituality. Recently, he has been working in the cognitive science of religion, which investigates the human brain's biological evolution in order to better understand religious beliefs and practices across cultures. His publications include books and articles connecting these interests, supported with grants and fellowships ranging from community groups interested in religious literacy and narrative medicine to research centers at Harvard University and Washington, DC.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Special Topics Taught course 2019
  • Intro Humanities Taught course 2019
  • Spec Top/Intro to Running Taught course 2019
  • Classical Mythology Taught course 2019
  • Greek & Roman Religion Taught course 2019
  • Rsrch Exp/Classics Taught course 2019
  • Hon/Ancient Views of Good LIfe Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Classical Greek I Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Humanities Taught course 2018
  • Intro Humanities Taught course 2018
  • Ancient Views of the Good LIfe Taught course 2018
  • Classical Mythology Taught course 2018
  • Humanities and Science Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate ClassicalGreek II Taught course 2018
  • Special Topics Taught course 2018
  • Greek & Roman Religion Taught course 2017
  • Intro Humanities:Power & Resp Taught course 2017
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Paul Robertson
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies

    312 Murkland Hall, 15 Library Way

    Durham, NH  03820

    United States