Podcasting the Study of Religions

The Religious Studies
Project

Podcasting the Study of Religions

The Religious Studies
Project

Podcasting the Study of Religions

The Religious Studies
Project

Podcasting the Study of Religions

The Religious Studies
Project

Our Latest podcast

Reflections on "Thinking with Jonathan Z. Smith"

Aaron Hughes, the keynote speaker for the #JZSatNTNU Conference in Trondheim, Norway, talks with the RSP about the legacy of Jonathan Z. Smith's work for the field of religious studies.
Discourse
Identity
Jonathan Z. Smith
pedagogy
Scholarship
study of religion

Latest Features

Santa Muerte and the Interplay of Cultures on Dia de los Muertos

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Santa Muerte is a death saint with a rich history and reflects the deep interplay of cultures and devotional practices in Mexico.
Catholicism
Day of the Dead
folk saints
mexico
Ritual
Santa Muerte
syncretism

The Promise of Reincarnation in the Grundtvig AI

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Researchers are looking to make a robotic re-incarnation of Danish Founding Father N.F.S. Grundtvig, but what do such AI interfaces say about how religious studies can participate in digital humanities research?
AI
artificial intelligence
Digital Humanities
Grundtvig
robotics

The Politics of Religious Freedom and the Criminalization of Blackness

Bishop Brathwaite’s story points out to us the degree to which the ghostly histories of enslaved and colonized peoples continue to haunt the present from the graves of colonial infrastructures and through repurposed modes of colonial regulation. We can include in this the category of religion and its promised freedom as sites for such hauntings as well
Afro-Caribbean
hauntology
Race
Racism
Religious freedom
tisa wenger

Latest OppS Digest

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest - 12 November 2019

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Ella Bock
Welcome back to the latest edition of the Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will one job, four conferences, and one journal call for papers opportunities. Thank you so much to everyone who has signed up to support the RSP thus far through our Patreon–and PayPal options. We are aiming for 100 patrons (currently 38!) to fund planned developments over the coming year. See our donations page for details of how you can sign up for a regular subscription, leave a one-off donation, advertise with us, or use our Amazon links.

More Recent Podcasts

Reflections on "Thinking with Jonathan Z. Smith"

Aaron Hughes, the keynote speaker for the #JZSatNTNU Conference in Trondheim, Norway, talks with the RSP about the legacy of Jonathan Z. Smith's work for the field of religious studies.
Discourse
Identity
Jonathan Z. Smith
pedagogy
Scholarship
study of religion

Lady Death and the Pluralization of Latin American Religion

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In today’s podcast, Professor R. Andrew Chesnut connects Brazil’s colonial past to its pluralist present and explains why folk saint devotion to Santa Muerte or Lady Death is one of the fastest growing religious movements in the world.
Brazil
Catholicism
christianity
Day of the Dead
folk saints
Global South
Lady Death
Lived Religion
Pentecostalism
Religious Change
Santa Muerte

EASR 2019 Publishing Panel

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This panel, recorded at the EASR conference 2019 at the University of Tartu, is intended for PhD students and early career scholars who want to learn more about the publishing world.
academic writing
EASR
editing
Journals
publishers
Publishing

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The RSP

The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts with leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion. Since January 2012 we have released over 250 interviews (of around 30 minutes) on cutting-edge theoretical, methodological and empirical issues, which is available through the website, iTunes and other portals. In addition to the podcasts, the website also features weekly essays, roundtable discussions, book reviews, resources, and conference reports, plus our weekly digest of opportunities (jobs, journals, conferences, etc). Find out more about our international team here. The Religious Studies Project is produced by The Religious Studies Project Association (SCIO), a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number SC047750). Our constitution can be viewed here.

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