Sound and Religion Workshop

photo of ARSP staff and workshop organizers at AAR
from left: Lauren Pond, Caroline Toy, Rosalind Hackett,
Finnian Moore-Gerety, Alison Furlong,
Amy DeRogatis, and Isaac Weiner

On November 22, 2019, the American Religious Sounds Project hosted a day-long workshop on sound and the academic study of religion in conjunction with the 2019 annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. The workshop was designed for individuals interested in incorporating sound into their research, teaching, and community engagement. It included presentations and performances from scholars and artists, deep listening exercises, and discussions of how to effectively write about sound. We are grateful to the Luce Foundation for their financial support of this workshop.

Complete Workshop Agenda (PDF)


Coordinators: Rosalind I. J. Hackett, University of Tennessee; Finnian Moore-Gerrety, Brown University
American Religious Sounds Project Directors: Isaac Weiner, Ohio State University; Amy DeRogatis, Michigan State University
Keynote speaker: Ashon Crawley, University of Virginia
Artist presenter: Amy Cimini, University of San Diego

Jason Bivins, North Carolina State University
Finnian Moore-Gerrety, Brown University
Francis Stewart, Bishop Grosseteste University
Anandi Knuppel, Emory University