Entries by Christopher Cotter

RSP seeking interviewers and audio interns!

First of all, we are looking to increase our pool of interviewers. We need interviewers in North America, and especially in Asia, Africa, and other regions that have been under-represented on the RSP to-date. Our interviewers typically record two or more interviews a year, so the role doesn’t have to be a huge investment in time, but it is a great opportunity to be part of an growing international community, meet influential scholars in our area of study, and have your voice heard across the globe.

Difference or Diversity: Promoting Dialogue of Diversity as Religious Studies Professionals

Prof. Martin Stringer, now of Swansea University, once again lends his expertise in religious diversity to the Religious Studies Project. In this podcast, Prof. Stringer discusses the changes the discourse of religious diversity. After years of studying in different locations in the U.K. – Birmingham, London, Manchester – Stringer began noticing a pattern in the way people identify.

Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest – March 29, 2016

We are pleased to bring you this week’s opportunities digest and would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has submitted calls for papers, event notifications, job vacancies, etc. This week’s digest has been compiled by Chris, while Jane enjoys a well-earned holiday. We are pleased to bring you this week’s opportunities digest and would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has submitted calls for papers, event notifications, job vacancies, etc.

First transcriptions of RSP Podcasts now available

The RSP will be returning to your ears on Monday with a jam-packed season of excellent podcasts from the BASR Annual Conference, ASR Annual Meeting, SISR/ISSR Conference, the XXI IAHR World Congress, and more. In anticipation of this, we have some exciting news for you… (those of you who follow us on social media might already have an idea about what it is…)
Over the past year, – our wonderful archive manager, …

Religious Experience: Understanding and Explaining (Video)

The RSP collaborated with Society for the Scientific Study of Religion at their 2014 Annual Meeting in Indianapolis to offer and video record an interdisciplinary panel on the study of religion. Each of the papers presented are not only from different fields in the study of religion but also methodologically or theoretically apply an interdisciplinary approach. The authors represent the best in their fields. Some are established scholars with a body of work while others are up-and-coming talent.

Religion and memory

“By shifting attention to the performance of religion, neuroscience might help understand the processes in the brain which support or bring forth such practices. This could then lead to better understandings of the workings of memory, the invocation of ‘religion’, and the relations between these, without essentialising strategies.”
The RSP interview with Alexandra Grieser established some useful connections between the study of religion and the study of memory. Probably the most helpful aspect of this relationship is methodological, …

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 01 July 2014

Readers will have to excuse any deficiencies in the content or presentation of this week’s digest. Jane is enjoying a well-deserved week off, so this week the Opps Digest comes to you from the keyboard of Chris. He isn’t quite as awesome as Jane, nor as Norwegian.
Things have picked up this week, but as ever we invite one and all to contribute to the Opportunities Digest:

Feedback for the RSP: A Request for Testimonials

Over the past two-and-a-half years, the RSP Team have become increasingly aware that the podcasts and other resources that we disseminate are being used in a variety of interesting, innovative and unexpected ways in the teaching of Religious Studies, both by ‘students’ and their ‘teachers’, and at all levels of education.

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 28 February 2014

Today is quite a quiet week, but there is still some exciting news contained herein relating to conferences, new academic networks, and editorial vacancies,
Welcome to the ninth RSP Opportunities Digest for 2014. As ever, please remember that we are not responsible for any content contained herein unless it is directly related to the RSP. If you have any content for future digests, please contact us via the various options on our ‘contact’ page. If you are enquiring about any of the opportunities listed below, …

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 14 February 2014

Welcome to the seventh RSP Opportunities Digest for 2014. Special materialistic romantic greetings to you all. As ever, please remember that we are not responsible for any content contained herein unless it is directly related to the RSP. If you have any content for future digests, please contact us via the various options on our ‘contact’ page. If you are enquiring about any of the opportunities listed below, please contact the organizers directly.

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 7 February 2014

Jobs, Studentships, Calls for Papers, an Exhibition, a Workshop, and a study on researchers. What more could you want?
Welcome to the sixth RSP Opportunities Digest for 2014. As ever, please remember that we are not responsible for any content contained herein unless it is directly related to the RSP. If you have any content for future digests, please contact us via the various options on our ‘contact’ page.

Religious Studies Opportunities Digest – 31 January 2014

Welcome to the fifth RSP Opportunities Digest for 2014. As ever, please remember that we are not responsible for any content contained herein unless it is directly related to the RSP. If you have any content for future digests, please contact us via the various options on our ‘contact’ page. If you are enquiring about any of the opportunities listed below, please contact the organizers directly.