LRDA is a research initiative at Saint Louis University that works to develop deeply-considered, multisensory inventories of lived religion and to scrutinize the translation of lived experiences and spaces into digital products. We invite scholars trained in religion, theology, history, digital humanities, urban studies, American studies, and other related fields to participate in these efforts through competitive research fellowships. Awards will be made available to colleagues of all ranks and faculty status, independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and other professionals. No prior digital humanities experience is required. For questions contact co-director Rachel Lindsey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline January 15, 2020.
We invite applications from instructional faculty at any rank to support new and/or redesigned courses that address topics, themes, or subjects relevant to the study of lived religion in the digital age. We are especially interested in supporting efforts to bring students into interaction with religious diversity through site visits; urban, community, or neighborhood studies; and/or digital storytelling. Proposals that seek collaboration with community partners, across disciplines of study, and/or across teaching contexts are encouraged. Joint proposals also encouraged. No prior digital humanities experience is required. For questions contact co-director Rachel Lindsey (email@example.com). Deadline January 15, 2020.
Our Digital Stories seek to better illustrate the creative vitality behind religious people, places, and things. With inquries as diverse as all those people, in all those places, with all those things, we therefore encourage submissions that examine a variety of cultural sources, utilize an assortment of disciplinary methods, and present in a range of mediated ways
Photographic essays, hyper texts, digital maps, audio clips, short stories, documentary shorts, personal reflections, and academic arguments are welcome. Through these Digital Stories, the Lived Religion in the Digital Age project seeks to speak to a broader public through dynamic digital curation, re-mediating traditional scholarly forms.
Lived Religion in the Digital Age seeks to better understand religion in American public life through collaboration with members of local communities representing diverse traditions, histories, and practices. Attending to sounds, sights, and spaces, as well as to teachings and texts, our research team works to build a robust multisensory inventory of religion as it is lived in the complex realities of modern life.
We are honored to have Lauren Pond as our artist in residence. Lauren is a documentary photographer who specializes in faith and religion, and is currently working on a project documenting religion in the Midwest United States. (photo credit: Lauren Pond, laurenpondphoto.com)
The Lived Religion in the Digital Age project sponsors events where scholars and the public have the opportunity to encounter and reflect upon religion as it is lived out in the digital age. For more information on our events, click the link below.