Religious Counterpublics

Yale University

This workshop brings together leading scholars in order to ask to what extent developments in a variety of religious traditions (past and present) can fruitfully be understood as religious counterpublics. The increasing prominence of modern media techniques in religious organizing, and by extension the increasing religious presence within mass media, have been obvious to almost everyone. And this seems to be true in all parts of the world, as well as all the major religious traditions. But less obvious, or less well understood, is how environments of circulating media have affected the practice, social imaginaries, and political form of religious worlds.