ReligYinz: Mapping Religious Pittsburgh

Abstract

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.

Principal Investigator
  • Benjamin Gordon

    Co-Principal Investigator
    Religious Studies

  • Rachel Kranson

    Co-Principal Investigator
    Religious Studies

  • Aaron Brenner

    Co-Principal Investigator
    University Library System

Select Collaborators
  • Adam Shear

    Team Member
    Religious Studies

  • Paula Kane

    Team Member
    Religious Studies

  • Alex Taylor

    Team Member
    History of Art and Architecture

  • Rika Asai

    Team Member
    Music

  • Arif Jamal

    Team Member
    University Library System

  • Jeanette Jouili

    Team Member
    Religious Studies

  • Boris Michev

    Team Member
    University Library System