Religion and Writing

  • Founded
    2011
  • Seminar Number
    751

The seminar investigates the roles of literacy and writing in religious traditions.  Its goal is to serve as a research group for the comparative study of literacy and the uses of writing as a form of communication technology in world religions.  Approaching the relationship between religion and writing through the lenses of literacy and communication technology, the seminar strives to address all media – from inscriptions on stone and clay tablets to internet websites – and all literary genres – from myths and commentaries to divine revelations and hymns – as well as the theoretical and practical implications of the absence, or rejection, of writing.

Seminar Website


Co-Chairs
Dr. Mahnaz Moazami
mm1754@columbia.edu

Dr. Elizabeth Powers
elizabethmpowers@icloud.com

Rapporteur
TBA


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings


5:00 PM

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