DH_OU seminar: CyberBibles, 19 September 2013

The Digital Humanities Thematic Research Network is pleased to present the next event in the Digital Humanities in Practice series.

CyberBibles: Evangelical Christianity and the Digital Bible

Tim Hutchings, Durham University

19 September 2013, 12.00-2.00

Arts Music Studio, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes (directions)

In recent years, one of the most dramatic areas of growth in the e-reading marketplace has been the Christian Bible, with more than 100 million copies installed. These digital Bibles are designed and promoted as tools for personal and societal transformation, using techniques of persuasive computing to encourage changes in reading behaviour. This paper will analyse the ways in which these new Bibles perpetuate and destabilize traditional Christian theologies, and consider some of the responses I have observed among users.

A sandwich lunch will be served to registered participants. Please email Heather Scott heather.scott@open.ac.uk by 16 September to book a place.