What Podcasts Do You Put in Your Ears?

I'm working on a review essay that covers the various academic podcasts about religion and religious studies  that have appeared in the past few years. I'm limiting myself to academic podcasts, or at least podcasts that feature academics. So, I'm not including things like Interfaith Voices or On Being. I am interested in podcasts not … Continue reading What Podcasts Do You Put in Your Ears?

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Tuscaloosa Bound: My New Job at the University of Alabama

I've already posted about it on Facebook and I think someone sent out a tweet about it but I'll post it here and make it official. I'm happy to announce I've accepted a one year faculty appointment in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama for 2013-1014. I'm really excited to join … Continue reading Tuscaloosa Bound: My New Job at the University of Alabama

2011 Cliopatria Awards: My blog’s not great but maybe you could nominate my tweets

The 2011 Cliopatria Awards are now open for nominations. These awards are given out for the best bloggers, blogs, and posts in the field of history. But this year there is a new category: Best Twitter Feed. I'm not going lie, I'd love it if you nominated my feed for this award. I'm not sayin', I'm … Continue reading 2011 Cliopatria Awards: My blog’s not great but maybe you could nominate my tweets

My panel at #2011ASA: Global Perspectives on American Religious Cultures

If you're at the American Studies Association this weekend and you're interested in questions of religion, globalization, and transformation than you might want to check out the panel I'm doing with some other great folks: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM Religion and American Culture Caucus: Travel and Transformation: Global Perspectives on American Religious Cultures Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom … Continue reading My panel at #2011ASA: Global Perspectives on American Religious Cultures

I’m Now at michaeljaltman.net

...so check your RSS feeds and what-not. I decided it was time I grew up and got my own domain. So, now you can find me at http://michaeljaltman.net. Pretty cute, eh? You should get redirected here from the old URL but I don't know how this will affect RSS feeds. Of course, if you read … Continue reading I’m Now at michaeljaltman.net

#REL100 in the (student) News

Pardon the self-promotion: Introductory level courses here at Emory are not famous for their enthusiastic levels of participation, attendance or commitment. Often these classes are big, too drafty or, let’s be honest, just too early in the morning to meet the same standards of discussion and debate set by upper-level courses and seminars. Professors in … Continue reading #REL100 in the (student) News

Methodist Media: Comparing Means of Communicating the Message

If you're in Boston or headed to Boston for the AHA be sure to come check out my panel on Methodist media. I'm talking about representations of Hinduism in the Methodist Christian Advocate and Emory's own Russ Richey will be responding to the panel. It should be a great time. 125th Annual Meeting (January 6-9, … Continue reading Methodist Media: Comparing Means of Communicating the Message