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The Dunedin School would like to invite all of you to a public lecture sponsored by the University of Otago’s Department of Theology and Religion:

Dr. Heidi Campbell, Texas A&M University, will deliver an Open Lecture entitled ‘When Religion Meets New Media: Considering the Religious-Social Shaping of Technology’ on Monday 16th November at 5.10pm. The lecture will be held in Burns 7 St David Seminar Room 2.

Dr. Campbell has a PhD in Practical Theology and Computer-mediated Communication from the University of Edinburgh-Scotland and is been an active researcher studying religion and the internet. She is author of Exploring Religious Community Online (Peter Lang, 2005) which explores the relationship between online and offline Christian communities and implications online religion has for offline faith communities and religious institutions. She is also co-editor of A Science and Religion Primer (Baker Academic, 2009) an introductory resource to the study of science, technology and religion and author of the forthcoming book When Religion Meets New Media (Routledge, forthcoming 2010) on how religious communities negotiate their use of new media. Dr. Campbell writes about her research interests also in her blog: When Religion Meets New Media.

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