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University Seminar: Sacred Landscapes

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February 7, 2008. Professor Courtney Bender, in a talk subtitled "Spatial Data, Student Collaboration, and New Investigations of Religious Life", will examine recent emphasis on space in religious studies including how religious groups live within and imagine social contexts. This emphasis focuses more attention on the lived social and national environments in which communities take shape, the movement of religious groups via immigration or globalizing processes, and the role of space in the religious imagination. Professor Bender will introduce SacredGotham, a map-based wiki, and discuss how students use this collaborative tool to understand religious life using various types of spatial data. Courtney Bender is an associate professor of religion at Columbia University.

Date: Thursday, February 7, 4 pm
Location: 523 Butler Library
Phone: 212-854-9058