Sep 14

Socrel Study Day: Religion and the Media

The theme of this year’s workshop is ‘Religion and the Media’. The day will explore recent
research about religion and media, as well as how to acquire practical skills for media
engagement, in a workshop, run by Abby Day and Michael Wakelin, supported by the
Religion Media Centre (RMC) Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London.
We will begin in the morning discussing our individual projects and how we engage with
wider publics.

BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London
Wednesday 20th January 2016, 10am – 5pm

The afternoon will be led by Dr Abby Day, Director of the Religion Media Centre at
Goldsmiths, University of London. Day is a former journalist and academic publisher and
now teaches sociology of religion at Goldsmiths and anthropology of religion at the
University of Kent. She is the author of ‘Believing in Belonging: Belief and Social Identity in
the Modern World’. Until this year, Day was also chair of Socrel. She will discuss recent
research about religion and media conducted by the Religion Media Centre.

The afternoon will also include a practical, hands-on session led by Michael Wakelin.
Wakelin is a religion expert and media consultant, and until recently worked as Head of
Religion and Ethics for the BBC. He is now Executive Associate in Public Education for the
Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, Director Coexist Programmes for Coexist House
and Exec Producer TBI Media and has worked with a number of academic, policy and
religious organisations.

Please click HERE to register for the workshop.
Cost of the event:
BSA Members £15
Socrel Members £20
Non-members: £46

Please contact katie.socrel@gmail.com if there are any pressing issues in this area that you
would like covered in the morning peer-to-peer session.

Details for joining Socrel and BSA membership.