Mapping Religion in a Postsecular Landscape: A Keynote Talk by Tracy Fessenden

On January 26-27, the Religions Texas initiative hosted a consultation to explore the theoretical and conceptual foundations of this project to document and map the religious and cultural diversity of Texas. The event included panels on the study of religions in Texas, mapping religion and digital humanities, and religious literacy, pedagogy, and public humanities.

Tracy Fessenden, Professor of Religious Studies at Arizona State University, gave a keynote talk where she talked about mapping as a colonial project and considering ‘hauntings’ or ‘ghosts’ as a heuristic device for unearthing the often hidden yet lingering historical layers of a landscape.

Thanks to the Humanities Media Project for recording this keynote address.

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