What does religion sound like?

The American Religious Sounds Project (2014-2022) offers resources for studying and interpreting the diversity of American religious life by attending to its varied sonic cultures. Our website is intended for multiple audiences, including scholars, educators, students, and the general public. We hope it will inspire you to think in new ways about religion and its place in American life. Learn more

Images from the ARSP Gallery

GALLERY

Explore / Curated multimedia exhibits on particular sounds, communities, and topics, organized around themes that emerged organically from the ARSP archive or from research supported by the ARSP (2014-2022).

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION POSTER EXHIBIT

Coming Soon!

The ARSP partnered with the Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES) team to develop a poster exhibit about religion and sound in the United States. The poster exhibit will be available for free download to the public.

ARCHIVE

Explore / Our growing library of recordings.

CONNECTIONS

Explore / Relationships among recordings in our archive.
Connections

MAPPING

Explore / Our archive by geographic location.
Mapping

FUNDING SUPPORT

The American Religious Sounds Project was supported by a generous grant to Ohio State University's Center for the Study of Religion from the Henry Luce Foundation. Other support was provided by the Humanities Without Walls Consortium, Michigan State University, and The Ohio State University.