Hacking the Dissertation « THATCamp Southeast 2011

Below is my session idea for THATCamp Southeast. An unconference for digital humanities. How can digital humanities help us reimagine the dissertation? As a mid-program graduate student, I’m standing at the beginning of my dissertation project and I’m interested in hacking the dissertation. I’ve been thinking about this from a few angles. First, digital sources … Continue reading Hacking the Dissertation « THATCamp Southeast 2011

Methodists and India: Mapping, Contact, and Travel in the Christian Advocate, 1860-1890

As I posted last week, this weekend I presented a paper on the topic of Methodist Media to the American Society of Church History at this year's American Historical Association meeting. Below is my paper from the panel. Methodists and India: Mapping, Contact and Travel in the Christian Advocate, 1860-1890 Michael J. Altman, Emory University … Continue reading Methodists and India: Mapping, Contact, and Travel in the Christian Advocate, 1860-1890

Enacting Identity: Toward an Interdisciplinary Theory of Religions in Diaspora

The following is another old conference paper.  I gave the following paper on rethinking diaspora to the History of Religions section of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion in Atlanta, GA in March 2008. The term diaspora seems to carry with it an imperative for interdisciplinary work.  Diasporas are approached by Judaic studies, … Continue reading Enacting Identity: Toward an Interdisciplinary Theory of Religions in Diaspora

‘Juggernaut’ in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 1878

I gave the following paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion to the Religion and Popular Culture Group in November of 2008.  This is the first in a series of old conference papers I'm putting on this blog in order to open the up to a larger audience.  The full text … Continue reading ‘Juggernaut’ in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 1878