DH_OU seminar: The Religious Studies Project

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The Digital Humanities at The Open University Network is happy to invite you to the fourth event in the 2015/16 Digital Humanities in Practice seminar series.

Digital Humanities for Impact and Engagement: The Religious Studies Project (RSP) – (http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/)

Date: 18 April 2016

Time: 12.30-14.00 (lunch from 12.00)

Location: Library Presentation Room, The Open University, Milton Keynes

This seminar, led by RSP founders Dr David Robertson (Edinburgh) and Christopher Cotter (Lancaster), focuses on straightforward ways in which technology can help us develop research skills, collaborate with other scholars, build academic networks, and promote and disseminate research. As such, this seminar will be of relevance to staff and students from across the humanities and social sciences (and beyond).
In this seminar, Chris and David will utilize their experiences with the RSP, and invite contributions from those who attend, to discuss some key issues of relevance to the Digital Humanities more broadly:
  • how to use digital media for
    • public engagement with research
    • networking
    • managing one’s own research
  • how to measure impact
  • how to engage a variety of audiences
  • how to set up and manage an academic website, podcast, blog, or other online presence
  • how to effectively manage digital projects involving collaboration between multiple colleagues across a wide range of geographical and institutional contexts, and more.
Please register for this event through our Eventbrite page.

About the Religious Studies Project

The RSP launched in January 2012 in association with the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR) and is a website and podcasting project, featuring a weekly audio interview with leading scholars of Religious Studies and related fields. In addition to the podcasts, the website also features weekly articles from postgraduate students and other scholars of religion, in addition to a weekly opportunities digest, conference reports, stand alone articles, video content, and more.
Now in their fourth year, and with editors based in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and Norway, the RSP podcasts reach a worldwide audience, with over 40,000 unique downloads in 2014 alone. RSP publications have been cited in top journals and books by leading scholars, the podcast has been discussed at length in the journal Religion, and the North American Association for the Study of Religion has joined the BASR as headline sponsor. 2016 has seen the RSP enter into a relationship with Equinox Publishing – the journal Implicit Religion is now presented in association with the RSP – and the publication of the first truly RSP book, After World Religions: Reconstructng Religious Studies (edited by Cotter and Robertson).