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Cantwell: Religion Off the Cuff

Assistant Professor of History Christopher D Cantwell, along with PhD student Catherine Abbott, author the article, “Religion Off the Cuff.” The article concerns a new project entitled “Gathering Places: Religion and Community in Milwaukee.”

Excerpt from the article: “The project teams graduate students to partner with places of worship across Milwaukee to document their history. Throughout the Spring 2018 semester, students consulted public records, conducted research in denominational archives, scoured old sanctuaries for materials, and interviewed current and former members of a congregation in an attempt to reconstruct a place of worship’s history and ongoing activities. This material is to be published online on a map-based interface in order to build a living archive of Milwaukee’s religious diversity.

“In addition to exploring the history of Milwaukee’s churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples, however, Gathering Places will also now document the sounds of the city’s religious life as a pilot site partner with the American Religious Sounds Project.”

Read the article on the American Religious Sounds Project website.