For REL 502 (that’s the Public/Digital Humanities foundations class), our final project for the semester involves network and content analysis of the #aarsbl17 and #naasr2017 tweets from the AAR/SBL and NAASR conferences, respectively. These conferences took place back to back the weeks before and of Thanksgiving. Continue reading “The At Matters”
While browsing some religious studies oriented blogs for 502, I came across this post from Religion Dispatches. I will be presenting this post in class in a couple of weeks — that’s what Tuesday’s posts are for, remember?
The post, entitled “Status Updates at the End of the World: The Religious Imagination and Our Latest Apocalypse,” tells the story of Jane E. Lythgoe, a doomsday prepper who spreads her message through memes and the like on social media. Continue reading “Pushing the Boundary of Acceptability”
Part of the Public Humanities’ course requirements involve following blogs in the field of religious studies and presenting on posts that relate to our individual research interests or the field on the whole. The first post I presented was “When Do Moviegoers Become Pilgrims?” by S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate on Sacred Matters. Here’s my response. Continue reading “Pilgrimages and Tourism”