More case studies posted to website

25 04 2012

I’ve just posted two more case studies to our website: http://www.arts.manchester.ac.uk/subjectareas/religionstheology/newsevents/heaworkshop/

They are by Stefan Skrimshire at Leeds and Julia Ipgrave at Warwick and provide further food for thought. They can be accessed by clicking on the links at the foot of the page on the website.

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The Religious Studies Project

23 04 2012

The Religious Studies Project is an explicitly ‘outward looking’ online resource which has been established recently (launched January 2012) at the University of Edinburgh with support from the British Association for the Study of Religions:

“The RSP has been launched to help disseminate contemporary issues in RS to a wider audience and provide a resource for undergraduate students of RS, their teachers, and interested members of the public (my emphasis). It aims to provide engaging, concise and reliable accounts of the most important concepts, traditions, scholars and methodologies in the contemporary study of religion, without pushing a religious or nonreligious agenda or resorting to presenting “fact files” about “World Religions”. It is intended that the RSP will complement (and, indeed, promote) the limited number of other resources out there which attempt to present social scientific research on religion, but which can feel inaccessible due to their length and style.”

Watch the video which gives an account of the genesis and aims of the project.

Among the contributors to the website are postgraduate students. They write in response to a weekly interview with a leading scholar (available on the website as podcasts). This seems like an excellent candidate for an assessment task.

Finally, I notice the licensing arrangement which uses the Creative Commons framework. Food for thought.