November 15, 2013 8:00 am
Ends January 20, 2014 5:00 pm
The Center for Religion and Media at NYU has received a two-year grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for an initiative on Digital Religion: Knowledge, Politics and Practice. The project will study how religion intertwines with the update of digital/social media in recent unprecedented social and political transformations–in particular but not exclusively in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central and Southeast Asia–along with the implications of these developments for international relations. The grant was recommended and approved under the Foundation’s Henry R. Luce initiative on Religion and International Affairs for September 2011–August 2013.
The Reel China @NYU Film Festival presents a sampling of the most outstanding contemporary independent films produced in China. Participating filmmakers range from more experienced professional documentarians to young novices. As their disparate visions extend and overlap, we witness the persistent presence of independent cameras that, amidst the disorienting transformation in China, assures the discovery and documentation of fragments of contemporary reality that are becoming history at breakneck speed.
Co-curated by Angela Zito (Anthropology, Religious Studies, NYU) and ZHANG Zhen (Cinema Studies, NYU).
The Revealer is a daily review of religion in the news and the news about religion. We’re not so much nonpartisan as polypartisan — interested in all sides, disdainful of dualistic arguments, and enamored of free speech as a first principle. We publish and link to work by people of all persuasions, religious, political, sexual, and critical.
This conference brought together contemporary documentary filmmakers from Indonesia and India with legal scholars, anthropologists, NGO workers and others working on issues of human rights and representation. By examining the relationship between human rights activism and documentary film-making, the three-day conference stimulated dialogue and knowledge across many relevant communities.
A two-day workshop March 25-26, 2010
NYU Center for Religion and Media
Organizers: Angela Zito, Faye Ginsburg
NYU Kimmel Buliding, 50 Washington Square South, Room 405
Funding for this workshop was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation’s Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs
Interaction with digital technologies expands the experience and reach of religious communities and their social networks across vast territorial space, generating new symbols and signifiers, and constituting new social networks. As the internet facilitates the swift spread of religious enthusiasms, knowledges and forms of practice across boundaries of nations, cultures and classes, it has also stretched and transformed the mediation of information about religious experiences and their politics in the public sphere. Reactions to such developments range from the suspicious to the celebratory as digital media also allow for new forms of transnational knowledge production and circulation. The Center for Religion and Media is using this workshop to help launch a multi-year project that will help us break new ground in understanding the implications of these distinct but interrelated changes for scholars, practitioners, activists and journalists. We ask:
Digital Religion Vimeo Links:
1: Digital challenges by and for religious life
Moderator: Faye Ginsburg (NYU CRM)
Roundtable on “Witnessing, reporting, and digital mediation of religious conflict: challenges for human rights”
Moderator: Julie Sulc (The Pew Charitable Trusts)
Sam Gregory (Witness, Program Director) The ethics of ubiquitous witnessing: Human rights online and the contemporary opportunities and dilemmas
2: Religious Practice Digitally Transformed
Moderator: Erica Robles (NYU Media, Culture and Communication)
3: Writing on religion in an online world (10-15 min each, 45 min discussion)
Moderator: Brooke Kroeger (NYU, Journalism)
4: Gathering threads, Future agendas: reports from workshop commentators
Our report-back scholars, charged with listening during the conference, will start off our final round of discussion with concentrated commentary and feedback.
Moderator: Angela Zito (NYU, CRM)
Diane Winston (USC, Knight Professor of Journalism)