Wednesday 4 October 2017, 6.30pm-8pm
This event is part of the British Academy’s season on Revolutions.
Join our panel as they discuss whether developments in communication technology – from the invention of the printing press to the rise of social media – are catalysts for religious change.
The translation of the Bible into English and the invention of the printing press made the Reformation possible. So in the year of Luther 500 it’s appropriate to reflect on how the revolution in information technology continues to affect religion – and maybe vice versa.
Speakers to include:
Rabiha Hannan Co-founder of New Horizons in British Islam
Rev Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch FBA Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford; Fellow, St Cross College, Oxford
Dr John Maiden Lecturer in Religious Studies, The Open University
Professor Jolyon Mitchell Professor of Communications, Arts and Religion, University of Edinburgh
This event is presented by The British Academy and Leicester Cathedral, organised in partnership with the St Philip’s Centre.
Free - booking is required via The British Academy website here.