Resources

Links to background materials, websites of interest will be posted here. 
As more specific topics emerge for various parts of the workshop, the moderators will start distinct folders to post supporting material here. 

Please do forward suggestions for inclusion to Ipsita Chatterjea. Please identify what part of the workshop and specific topic under which the link or PDF should be placed. Unless the document is to be downloaded and revised, please send any documents for download as a PDF. 

Citations of Articles of Interest:
  • Tim Jensen "EASR within (the world scenario of) the IAHR. Observations and Reflections, in Religionum, an International Journal. 2 : 2010  p 61-90
In light of the AAR becoming a member of the IAHR, participants may wish to consult the article as it traces the IAHR's commitments to the scientific study of religion, efforts toward better global representation, increasing the visibility of women scholars and the mitigation of Western-centric bias. Please also note the Marburg Declaration posted below.

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The primary aims of ARS are to further scholarship by encouraging communication and collaboration among scholars from all disciplines interested in religion and society among adivasi people and to create greater visibility for adivasis and their religions and societies among scholars who study South Asian religions and indigenous religions as well as among humanists and social scientists more broadly. As an academic network, ARS is not a body for celebrating, intellectually developing, practicing, or promoting adivasi religions, although all of these activities are potential objects of analysis by Network members, and members may choose to engage in these activities on their own.  May 31, 2012, 9:44 AM I Chatterjea
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Chronicle of Higher Education: Visual Map of Interdisciplinary Citation in the Arts and Sciences - Note the absence of religion scholarship, except for Biblical Studies. - Jennifer Howard  Sep 14, 2011, 8:59 AM I Chatterjea
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So what is it that defines the study of religion at the Society of Biblical Literature?  Nov 23, 2011, 10:52 PM I Chatterjea
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Russell McCutcheon's statements on the history, function and state of the discipline.   Aug 13, 2011, 2:52 PM I Chatterjea
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These theses are from Method & Theory in the Study of Religion vol. 8 (1996): 225-27 and are posted with permission from the author.  Apr 20, 2012, 1:16 PM I Chatterjea
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Current Bylaws of the American Academy of Religion  Apr 20, 2012, 9:59 PM I Chatterjea
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THE RELIGIOUS STUDIES MAJOR IN A POST-9/11 WORLD: NEW CHALLENGES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES. An AAR sponsored assessment of the current state of the Study of Religion and the Liberal Arts, and recommendations for future action.  57k v. 3 Sep 25, 2011, 9:50 AM I Chatterjea
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Description of the academic issues at stake. Please, note the commentary for its varied perceptions of the Academic study of religion.   211k v. 2 Aug 12, 2011, 9:05 AM I Chatterjea