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Open Sourcing Religion

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When Dec 03, 2015
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where King Hall Rm 2100A
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A one day workshop on digital transformations in religious studies scholarship

Studies of religion and religious texts have played a formative role in the development of digital scholarship. Early projects in the digital humanities including the work of Jesuit priest Roberto Busa and Reverend John Ellison pioneered in computational methods originally designed to organize, process, and evaluate religious text. This interdisciplinary workshop will explore this alternative history of the digital humanities while also charting potential futures for religious studies scholarship. Bringing together scholars from across the humanities and social sciences, we will address the ways that the study of religion might use digital tools to compile and analyze new data sets, help inform ongoing conversations about the ethics of open access publishing and the circulation of digital information, and effectively contribute to a world of rapidly changing scholarship.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Science and Innovation Studies, Innovating Communication in Scholarship, Institute for Social Sciences, Davis Humanities Institute, Mellon Research Initiative in Digital Cultures, Religious Studies, and Cultural Studies Graduate Group.

Speakers include:

David Biale, UC Davis
Heidi Campbell, Texas A&M
Pauline Hope Cheong, Arizona State University
Allison Fish, Indiana University
Brian Hochman, Georgetown University
Steven Jones, Loyola University, Chicago
Flagg Miller, UC Davis
Behnam Sadeghi, Stanford University
Nazmus Saquib, MIT
Eric Schmidt, UC Press
Daniel Schwartz, Texas A&M
Mairaj Syed, UC Davis
Andrew Ventimiglia, UC Davis

Detailed Schedule Here

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP at this link

 

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