[Air-L] Upcoming Symposium on Digital Religion

Heidi Campbell hcampbe1 at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Sep 4 15:22:12 PDT 2011

This is to announce an upcoming symposium and workshop being held on 6 Oct 2011 
at Texas A&M University on new media, religion and digital culture. The 
Digital Religion Symposium will explore how new media is shaping 
our understanding of religion in a networked society. 

This event will 
feature presentations by:

Pauline Hope Cheong, 
Associate Professor of Communication at Arizona State University, presenting her 
work on authority online especially as they related to Buddhist and Christian 
engagement with new media

Nabil Echchaibi, Assistant Professor of Mass 
Communication at University of Colorado-Boulder, presenting on Islam and the 
Internet and related issues of religious identity negotiation 

Christopher Helland, Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion 
at Dalhousie University (Canada), presenting on issues of ritual and 
authenticity related to Buddhist & Hindu online contexts

symposium will be held 9am-1pm at 410 Rudder Tower on the campus of Texas 
A&M and will involve presentations by the 3 speakers followed by a panel 
discussion on what studying religion online has to teach us about social and 
religious life in an information society.

The event will also feature a 
workshop from 2:30-4pm in the Glasscock center library (Glasscock Building Room 310) on Researching Digital 
Culture. This will be an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to learn 
and ask questions about methodological and ethical issues raised by doing online 
research in various internet and virtual world environments.

These events 
are free and open to the public, but reservations are required  for the workshop and lunch. More information can be found at: http://comm.tamu.edu/digitalreligion.html

RSVPs and inquiries related to this event can be directed 
to Heidi Campbell, Associate Professor of Communication-TAMU 
(heidic at tamu.edu).


Heidi Campbell
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
Texas A&M 
College Station TX 77843-4234
(email) heidic at tamu.edu
(web) http://comm.tamu.edu/people/profiles/campbell

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