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Locating Religion(s): Cartography, Mapping, and Territory in the Study of Religion

This interdisciplinary summer workshop will explore efforts to represent the spatial situations of religions or religious communities. We are interested in looking across traditions, time periods, and geographical regions.  We are interested in “religions” broadly, not only as a category signaling both so-called “world religions” but also indigenous traditions, new religious movements, and other groups and practices. 

We are seeking papers that examine representational or mapping technologies, that explore motivations behind the processes of locating religions through cartographic representation or that interrogate the agendas and assumptions embedded in such representations. We are interested in maps as material products, religious practice, and ideological statements.

We seek graduate student and faculty participants to present their work during this 2-day workshop.  Participation may be in the form of papers, demonstrations, or other formats. 

If you are interested in participating, send a brief abstract of your work/idea to Jeanne Kilde (jkilde@umn.edu).  The event will take place August 5-6, 2019.