A Queensland Atlas of Religion: Faith, migration, identity

March 2018
The University of Queensland

HASS Partnership Funding Scheme, 2018

The contribution that religious faith and practices make to community identity and social life in Queensland has not yet been widely studied. Similarly, the extraordinary diversity and richness of religious experience in Queensland – both past and present – remains poorly understood and documented.

In response, researchers at UQ plan to develop an authoritative new suite of digital reference resources, for broad public access through a permanent website to be known as the Queensland Atlas of Religion (QAR). A cross-disciplinary project embracing external collaborators, the QAR will document and interpret entwined issues of religious faith, migration, community and identity in the Queensland context. These will be treated spatially and across time, using interviews, interpretive essays, maps, images, primary documents and artefacts. When launched, this research will supply an authoritative, substantial and accessible public resource in the Digital Humanities as pioneered in earlier UQ projects such as the Queensland Historical Atlas.

For further information, please contact the project team: qarel@uq.edu.au or to attend a forum, please see here.



Project members

Dr Tom Aechtner

Senior Lecturer in Religion and Science

Dr Geoff Ginn

Senior Lecturer in History, Director of Engagement

Dr Adam Bowles

Senior Lecturer in Asian Religions, Discipline Convenor

Emeritus Professor Peter Spearritt

Emeritus Professor in History

Dr Patrick Jory

Senior Lecturer in Southeast Asian History