Buddhism in Greater Philadelphia

by C. Pierce Salguero

Pierce Salguero is an ARSP site coordinator studying the sounds of Buddhism in Philadelphia. He is also the director of the Jivaka Project Philadelphia, a multimedia ethnographic project exploring the role of Buddhist institutions, practices, and cultural orientations in the American healthcare landscape between 2015 and 2020. 

ARSP Archive Available through Atla Digital Library

The American Religious Sounds Project collection is now searchable through the Atla Digital Library.  Atla Digital Library brings religious and theological collections from dozens of libraries, archives, and religious institutions together in one open access platform. 

ARSP at the Distribute 2020 Conference

At the beginning of May, the ARSP Community Engagement Committee (Vicki Brennan, Ely Lyonblum, and Lauren Pond) participated in the Distribute 2020 conference, which was organized by the Society for Cultural Anthropology and the Society for Visual Anthropology. In a dynamic multimedia panel, the committee members presented some of the materials archived on the ARSP website and discussed the concepts that animate their plans for interactive and immersive exhibits about religious sound for public audiences.

Teaching Digitally with the ARSP

By David Stowe
Professor in Religious Studies, Michigan State University

Having been involved in the first stages of what has developed into the American Religious Sounds Project, what excites me most about the latest iteration of the archive is its potential for use in the classroom. The homepage features a Teaching Resources pulldown that includes seven class activities.

ARSP First Runner-Up "Best DH Pubic Engagement"

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named 1st runner up in the category of "Best DH Public Engagement” in this year's Digital Humanities Awards! 

Thanks to the DH Awards and to those who voted for us, and congratulations to the winner, "Representations of Cyprus." 

The other winners this year were: