religion and pop culture conference registration open

joel bordeaux jeb2104 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Sat Mar 3 11:23:50 EST 2007

Please follow the link below to register if you plan on attending.

Joel Bordeaux
Ph.D. candidate
Department of Religion
Columbia University
jeb2104 at

The Religion Graduate Students’ Association of Columbia University
is accepting registration now through March 23, 2007  for:

“Pop Goes Religion: Exploring Religion’s Relationship with Popular
and Consumer Culture”
Thursday March 29, 2007
Columbia University, New York

Featured Guests:

Keynote Speaker:

Ronald Inden, Professor Emeritus of History and of South Asian
Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago

Closing Discussant:
Laurel Kendall, Curator of Asian Ethnographic Collections at the
American Museum of Natural History and  Professor of Anthropology
at Columbia University.
This conference will investigate the impact of popular and consumer
culture on religious practice, worship, and experience, including
how they are shaping and reforming the understanding and
self-understanding of different religious traditions and religious
practitioners.  Also under consideration are the ways popular and
consumer cultural practices have influenced scholarship on and the
actual teaching methods of religion, particularly in the field of
religious studies. Finally, we will likewise explore the impact of
religion and religious themes and ideas on popular and consumer

Columbia University Sponsors:
Department of Religion, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Student
Advisory Council (GSAC)

For schedules, panel information, abstracts, and bios, please go to:

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