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.

Academic Year 2016-2017

October 27, 2016
Meeting


Academic Year 2015-2016

February 11, 2015
Media and Religion Seminar Meeting

February 16, 2016
Media and Religion 3-year Seminar Meeting

February 18, 2015
Critical Childhood Studies Seminar
“In Praise of Failure: The Hunger Games and 20th Century Political Philosophy”
Oona Eisenstadt | Fred Krinsky Professor of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Pomona College

March 11, 2015
Media and Religion Seminar

Meeting

February 22, 2015
Media and Religion Seminar
Meeting

April 20, 2015
Critical Childhood Studies Seminar
“Loss, Amputation, and the Impossibility of the Heavenly Child after the Civil War”
Dr. Sarah Chinn| Hunter College

April 30, 2015
Seminar on 1914 and the Making of the 20th Century Symposium
“Zero Hour: World War II After 70 Years”
Keynote Speaker:
Robert Citino | Department of History, University of North Texas

January 26, 2016
Lunch Meeting

January 26, 2016
Lecture
“Gender & Identity as Lenses for Studying Media, Religion and Culture”
Mia Lovheim | University of Uppsala


Academic Year 2014-2015

September 10, 2014
Meeting

October 2, 2014
Lecture
“An Introduction to Media, Religion, and Culture”
Jeffrey Mahan | University of Denver

October 3, 2014
Meeting

February 11, 2015
Meeting

February 22, 2015
Meeting

March 4, 2015
Meeting

March 11, 2015
Meeting