Teaching Religion in Public

Teaching Religion in Public (TRiP) Reading Group

One of the Being Human project’s four original components, Teaching Religion in Public (TRiP) is a series of collaborative meetings between faculty and graduate students. The aim is to reflect on diverse experiences of teaching religion both within and outside the public university classroom; to create a distinctive sort of public among ourselves; and to reimagine teaching religion in public as a collaborative activity rather than a transmission of expertise.

Each semester explores a different theme, led by a team of faculty and graduate students. Join our email list (thehuman@indiana.edu) to receive the readings and Zoom link.

Upcoming Meetings

There are no events at this time.

Call for Proposals

We now invite proposals for a Teaching Religion in Public (TRiP) series for Fall 2021. 

Proposals should include: 

1) a theme, 

2) descriptions of readings, topics, and/or activities for five meetings (lasting up to an hour and a half) that will take place during the fall semester; the first four will be reading group workshop meetings in the style we have held them so far, and the fifth will be a chance to experiment with some of the ideas discussed during the semester in a session aimed at undergraduates.  

3) the name of an external speaker whose work will be discussed and who will be invited to participate in one of the first four TRiP meetings, and 

4) the name of the faculty/graduate student pair who will jointly facilitate the semester’s events. We have also had two students and one faculty member or two faculty members and one student in the past, so the exact numbers for the team are flexible. 

If conditions allow us to meet in person, refreshments will be provided, as well as a modest honorarium, travel, lodging, and hospitality for the visiting speaker. 

Please see descriptions of previous themes. 

Deadline: May 21, 2021

Please send submissions to thehuman@indiana.edu 
by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 21. 

Selections will be announced by June 1.