According to RSP Managing Editor, Tommy Coleman, “Anyone interested in stepping out the front door of their own discipline will find this podcast, like the book, contains tools for thinking you’d better not leave home without.” During our “summer break”, various members of the RSP editorial team will be sharing their thoughts on some podcasts from the RSP archive that they think you should listen to (again).
About Christopher Cotter
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Entries by Christopher Cotter
During our “summer break”, various members of the RSP editorial team will be sharing their thoughts on some podcasts from the RSP archive that they think you should listen to (again). Editors’ Picks, if you will. These aren’t necessarily ‘favourites’, but just some podcasts that came to mind that the author has found useful for whatever reason.
In our fifth editors’ pick, Marek Sullivan writes “Few questions are as meta-reflexive as the question ‘Is secularism a world religion?’ It’s now established that secularism and religion are co-constitutive terms: the history of the category ‘religion’ is inseparable from the history of secularisation.
In the fourth of our editors’ picks, Ray Radford takes “the soppy route on this choice, as David Robertson’s interview with David Wilson on ‘Spiritualism and Shamanism’ was the very first interview/podcast I heard from the RSP way back in my days as an undergrad. This podcast (along with some amazing lecturers and tutors) helped cement that religious studies was the right choice.
In the third of our editors’ picks, David Robertson picks “the interview that I wished I had done. Reading Tim Fitzgerald’s The Ideology of Religious Studies (2000) as an undergrad was part of a seismic shift in my perspective, from an interest in religions to an interest in ‘religion’ […]. This is a dense interview that rewards another listen.”
In the second of our summer “Editors’ Picks”, Sammy Bishop flags up an important interview in which Dawn Llewellyn provides a great introduction to how feminism, religion, and the academic study of both, might (or indeed, might not) interact. Llewellyn also does an excellent job of flagging up how future work in these fields could become more productively interdisciplinary.
In the first of our summer “Editors’ Picks”, Chris Cotter flags up an important interview, in which Jack Tsonis “demonstrates how the term ‘Axial Age’ shares much in common with the notion of ‘World Religions’ in that both – to quote the subtitle to Tomoko Masuzawa’s seminal work – preserve ‘European universalism […] in the language of pluralism’.”
In this second of a two-part series, Richard Ascough adds his voice to Sharday Mosurinjohn’s reflections on a new blog post assignment used in a course on Spirituality, Secularity, and Nonreligion taught through the School of Religion at Queen’s University. In the earlier post, Sharday noted that she learned two key lessons: that students are concerned…
In this first post of a two-part series Sharday Mosurinjohn reflects on the outcome of a new assignment that was intended to invite students to write in a way that was both familiar to their usual online communication (short and social media-based) and scholarly. The results led her to rethink the meaning of “authentic learning” (pedagogical approaches that empower learners to collaborate with one another…
We’re delighted to announce some exciting new opportunities to join the RSP team. We particularly need interviewers in North America, as well as in Asia, Africa, and other regions that have been under-represented on the RSP to-date. We are also looking to bring in at least one more audio intern.
Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will find a conference call for papers, details of a summer school, a workshop, a conference, and a symposium, as well as four journal calls for papers.
As we approach the end of the RSP year, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that we are always looking to increase our pool of interviewers and respondents, or to receive suggestions for future podcasts,…
Welcome to the latest edition of The Religious Studies Project Opportunities Digest! This week you will find details of three conferences, as well as a lecture and two job opportunities.
We would also like to take this opportunity to inform subscribers of a sad loss to the study of religion. Professor John Hinnells passed away on 3 May, aged 76.
Welcome to the first RSP opportunities digest of 2018 – a jam-packed one due to the festive break – where you will find details of eight conference/conference panel calls for papers, a public lecture, two doctoral studentships, three journal calls for papers, and two seminars/seminar series.
Welcome to the final RSP opportunities digest of 2017, where you will find details of a conference call for papers, two jobs, and a shout-out for the RSP’s journal, Implicit Religion. This week’s opportunities digest is sponsored by the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, whose advert for their 2018 conference season kicks off the digest.
Welcome to the latest RSP opportunities digest where you will find details of four conference calls for papers, and two jobs. This week’s opportunities digest is sponsored by the Centre for the Critical Study of Apocalyptic and Millenarian Movements, whose advert for their 2018 conference season kicks off the digest.