Discussion and Workshop on DH in Religious Studies and Public History

Discussion and Workshop on DH in Religious Studies and Public History


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Rose Hill Campus, Duane 140
441 East Fordham Road, Bronx
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On Wednesday, March 29 from 3-5 pm. in Duane 140, Christopher Cantwell will offer a presentation and workshop on digital humanities in religious studies and public history. He will discuss recent projects from both fields that demonstrate how DH methods are opening up new avenues of research and teaching in these disciplines. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ideas (however nascent) to discuss!

If you have ever wondered how digital humanities are at work in these or how to incorporate DH methods or tools into your own teaching or research, this is the place to come find out! All humanities and social science disciplines welcome – not just religious studies or public history!

The event is open to all graduate students and faculty. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to kreklis@fordham.edu so we can plan for food and space.

Christopher D. Cantwell is an assistant professor of history and religious studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he teaches courses on American religious, digital humanities, and museum studies. Before joining UMKC he worked for several years at the Newberry Library in Chicago where he contributed to a number of text encoding projects, crowdsourced transcription sites, and map-based digital exhibits. In 2015 he published Religion, Media, and the Digital Turn, which was a report commissioned by the Social Science Research Council that helped inspire the creation of DeGruyter University Press’s new “Introduction to Digital Humanities: Religion” series. DeGruyter recently named Cantwell the editor of the series’ volume on research methods for the study of religion, and he will be contributing a piece to the volume on his experiments building evangelical Twitter bots.

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