Chris Cantwell is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He is a scholar of religion in America whose research explores the fraught relationship between evangelical Protestantism and industrial capitalism. He is also an active public historian who regularly utilizes new media and other tools of the digital humanities. As a new Assistant Professor of History, Before joining UMKC, Cantwell was the Assistant Director of the Dr. William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.
What does it mean to teach or research religious studies digitally? Does religious "data" make digital religious studies distinct within the digital humanities? What is a digital religious studies research project you think more people should know about? How can departments and the field better support digital methods and pedagogies? Six scholars gathered at the AAR's groundbreaking THATCamp to discuss these questions and more!