Media and Religion Seminar

A Glasscock Center Three-Year Seminar (2014-17)

Seminar Director:
HEIDI CAMPBELL
|Associate Professor, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University
heidic@tamu.edu

The Media and Religion seminar will bring together faculty and graduate students interested in studying the way different media informs and influence religions meanings, messages and communities in contemporary society. In order to focus these exploration the seminar will give attention to questions related to the presentation and performance of religious identity in media contexts and the negotiation of religious authority within media culture. The goal is that through scheduled events, activities and member’s sharing, the seminar will enable individuals who might not normally interact to share their research interests and the opportunity to learn from each other by reflecting on the ways religious identity and authority are framed and influenced through various media and religious traditions. As religion and media continue to be important social and cultural forces in the 21st century, their intersection often significantly impacts our globalized and network society. Thus the group’s topic of importance within the humanities, addressing the role media plays in religious and cultural change, and how religious message in media can shape politics, society, and life, nationally and globally.

Fall 2016 Activities

Thursday, 27 October 2016
Meeting
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 300 Glasscock Building

Spring 2016 Activities

Monday, 25 January 2016, 2-3:30 p.m. • POSTPONED TO TUESDAY DUE TO WEATHER
Lecture: “Gender & Identity as Lenses for Studying Media, Religion and Culture”
Mia Lovheim | University of Uppsala
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
Event flyer

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 4-5:30 p.m.
Lecture: “Gender & Identity as Lenses for Studying Media, Religion and Culture”
Mia Lovheim | University of Uppsala
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building
Event flyer


 

2014-15 Activities

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 12:30-2 p.m.
Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Lecture: “An Introduction to Media, Religion, and Culture”
Jeffrey Mahan | University of Denver
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Friday, 3 October 2014, 10-11:30 a.m. 
Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:30-3 p.m.
Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 22 February 2015, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Meeting
Glasscock Center Conference Room, 300 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Meeting
Glasscock Center Library, 311 Glasscock Building