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Faith on the Air: a Religious Educational Broadcasting History, 1992-

Parker, Stephen (2013) Faith on the Air: a Religious Educational Broadcasting History, 1992-. In: International Society for Media, Religion and Culture Conference 2013, 4th - 6th August 2013, University of Kent. (Unpublished)

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'Faith on the
Air' is a Leverhulme Trust
funded project on the history of religious education in the context of
religious broadcasting, running at the University of Worcester (2014
2016). The project aims to document the
history of this strand of religious broadcasting
from its inception on radio in the 1920s, through the television
era, to the digital present, focusing upon the ways in which religion was represented in various outputs,
(including documentary sources) for children and young people across decades during w
hich significant
religious change occurred. It will explore the interface between religious, media and educational history and
various ways each impacted upon one another through dominant discourses in circulation about religion and
education, and by the c
rossover of personnel between the fields of RE and broadcasting. This paper will
introduce the project in more detail, with the intention of disseminating some of its early observations and to
enable greater connectivity with those working researching the

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: Religious Education, broadcasting
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:10

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