Harvard’s “New Technologies and Interdisciplinary Research on Religion,” which Ruth posted on earlier, is coming up on March 12-13 and is open to the public:

The purpose of the two-day conference is to bring together scholars from a wide range of disciplines who are interested in applying these and other new technologies to their research on religion.  Conference discussion will focus on the advantages and challenges of applying new technologies to research on religion.  Harvard experts as well as scholars from other institutions will show-case their current work in various disciplines using new technologies and forms of analysis. Presentations will focus on combining the content of research on religion with database design, geo-referencing, social network analysis, text-mining, remote-sensing, and spatial-temporal analysis.  Spatial–temporal analysis, text-mining, and social network analysis will be discussed as a means of extending and deepening research on religion. A poster session will display a collection of relevant research activities related to the study of religion.

Learn more at Harvard’s Center for Geographic Analysis.