Annual Conference on Information and Religion: 2013

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Center for the Study of Information and Religion

Third Annual Conference on Information and Religion

The Social Construction of Religious Knowledge

June 19-22, 2013 ~ Charlotte, N.C.

Held in conjunction with the
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference

CSIR Conference Sessions Schedule

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CSIR Keynote: Peter Ochs, Ph.D.

Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies, University of Virginia
Founding editor of the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning ( http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/journals/ssr/)

The Center for the Study of Information and Religion (CSIR) will host its Third Annual International Conference on Information and Religion in conjunction with the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Annual Conference. Participants will have the opportunity to attend ATLA and CSIR sessions. Links to registration information will be posted on the CSIR website in January 2013. CSIR-related papers and posters will include original contributions in a variety of areas in which scholars are exploring the intersections of religion and information. Topics that might be addressed include but are not limited to the following:
  • Defining and interpreting data and information in the understanding of religious knowledge;
  • The role of sermons in the social construction of knowledge;
  • The construction of shared knowledge between different faith traditions;
  • The social contexts of religious knowledge;
  • Preserving and making available religious texts and information objects associated with the construction of religious knowledge;
  • Social uses and appropriations made of these texts and objects;
  • Information in its application to clergy and congregations as communities of practice;
  • Faith and many types of intelligence (e.g., emotional intelligence, intellectual capital, etc.);
  • The application of academic theory in the understanding of religious knowledge;
  • Intersections of interests in the study of information and religion, where different disciplines might find it worthwhile to collaborate in research.
For more information, please contact Dr. Don Wicks ( dwicks@kent.edu), Interim Director of SLIS and Director of CSIR, or Dr. Dan Roland ( droland1@kent.edu), CSIR Primary Researcher.

For more information about ATLA and the 2013 Annual Conference, visit www.atla.com.

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