Noli Me Tangere

 

 

Noli me tangere—“touch me not” (or “Do not hold/grasp me” in the Greek).

These words from John 20:17, spoken by Jesus to Mary Magdalene after her discovery of the empty tomb, take on curious resonances in the epoch of COVID-19, with its prohibitions on touching and imperatives around social distancing.

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We wish to ask how we might consider noli me tangere in this moment—this long moment being shaped by the pandemic. 

Read more about the Noli Me Tangere project.

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Noli Me Tangere was founded by Jeremy Biles, Alex Brown, J. Kameron Carter, and Winni Sullivan. Its project manager is Luca Fitzgerald.