Sensitive Social Data Science in Theology and Religious Studies

 

Mixed Methods for Transdisciplinarity, Historiography and Ethics: International and Interdisciplinary Workshop

The introduction of digital data into theology and religious studies research raises new methodological and ethical questions concerning the nature of research. These questions take on prominence because the data in question was often provided by individuals or groups who are in certain respects vulnerable. Therefore, the data provided not only qualifies as social data, but deserves to be called ‘sensitive’ social data. This workshop aims to generate academic discussions that acknowledge the sensitivity of digital social data in ways that invite critical reflections. Linked to these reflections, the workshop furthermore wants to investigate the usage of mixed-methodological approaches as one major point of entrance for ‘sensitive’ social data into the study of religion.

The program of the workshop can be found here.