Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ben Gordon, Associate Professor Rachel Kranson, and collaborators for being awarded a Pitt Seed Project grant from the Office of the Chancellor for "Religyinz: Mapping Religious Pittsburgh"!
"ReligYinz: Mapping Religious Pittsburgh" is a digital humanities project seeking to transform how religion is studied at the University. It will be centered around a dynamic online exhibit showcasing the lived experiences of religious communities in the city. Its emphasis will be not on doctrine, but on the vernacular aspects of religious life. The exhibit will feature religious Pittsburgh in all its diversity, and in ways that are as colloquial and unexpected as our second-person plural pronoun. Students at Pitt will research local religious communities through course-related assignments and present their findings in a public forum on the site.
Read about the other Pitt Seed Project awards here.