About Us

The Religious Studies Project (RSP) is an international collaborative enterprise producing weekly podcasts with leading scholars on the social-scientific study of religion. Since January 2012 we have released over 250 interviews (of around 30 minutes) on cutting-edge theoretical, methodological and empirical issues, which is available through the website, iTunes and other portals. In addition to the podcasts, the website also features weekly essays, roundtable discussions, book reviews, resources, and conference reports, plus our weekly digest of opportunities (jobs, journals, conferences, etc). Find out more about our international team here. The Religious Studies Project is produced by The Religious Studies Project Association (SCIO), a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number SC047750). Our constitution can be viewed here.

Cotter & Robertson

Chris Cotter & David Robertson

The RSP was launched in 2012 by Christopher R. Cotter (University of Edinburgh) and David G. Robertson (The Open University) to help disseminate contemporary issues in RS to a wider audience and provide a resource for undergraduate students of RS, their teachers, and interested members of the public. We aim to provide engaging, concise and reliable accounts of the most important concepts, traditions, scholars and methodologies in the contemporary study of religion, without pushing a religious or nonreligious agenda or resorting to presenting “fact files” about “World Religions”.  You can view a short video clip with the founders explaining their motivation here,

The RSP is a non-profit charitable organisation supported by the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR), North American Association for the Study of Religion, and the International Association for the History of Religions. You can support us by buying your books etc through our Amazon Associates links, or by making a one-off or regular donation, and can follow us on TwitterFacebook and iTunes.

We have a lot of ideas for the future, and we hope to continue complementing the excellent journals, conferences, associations and other resources already out there representing our field. Our aim is to always keep pushing boundaries, challenging disciplinary norms, and helping RS research get the increased exposure and engagement it deserves. Please get in touch with comments, ideas, opportunities, ideas, and cake recipes.

The views expressed in podcasts, features and responses are the views of the individual contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Religious Studies Project or the BASR, NAASR or IAHR. Unless otherwise stated, all RSP material is disseminated under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. and can be distributed and utilised freely, provided full citation is given.

Page last updated: 25 September 2017