American Examples 2024: Call for Participants

We are excited to announce a call for participants for the 2024 American Examples workshops!

American Examples is a collaborative working group for early career scholars who study religion in America, broadly conceived, from a variety of disciplines. That is, it is for scholars from any discipline who study “something someone called religion somewhere someone called America.” The program is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. American Examples engages the study of religion in America across three areas: research, teaching, and digital public scholarship. Drawing on expertise from across the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, American Examples offers scholars an opportunity to do work that transgresses and exceeds the academic and geographic boundaries of “American religion” or “American religious history.”

American Examples seeks applications for participants in its 2024 program. AE consists of three two-day workshops, each with its own focus: research, digital public scholarship, and teaching. The workshops are hosted at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and led by mentors drawn from the faculty of the Department of Religious. Travel, lodging, and meals in Tuscaloosa for participants are paid for by American Examples.

The Workshops

Research Workshop February 2-3, 2024: A collaborative discussion of chapter length works in progress that will lead to the publication of an edited anthology of participants’ chapters with the University of Alabama Press.

Teaching April 12-13, 2024: A collaborative and engaging series of discussions and activities that will equip participants with new methods and pedagogy for their courses.

Digital Public Scholarship September 13-14, 2024 (tentative): Hosted in the REL Digital Lab, this hands-on workshop is a sort of “incubator” of new ideas for digital projects that will reach various publics. With examples ranging from podcasting to digital archives to digital exhibits, participants will learn strategies for developing public humanities projects and digital platforms and tools for producing them.

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