Title

Researching Videos about Islam and Science: A Methodology for Finding and Cataloguing Cultural Elements on the Web

Item Type

Presentation

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Center Room

Session

#s2b: Beyond Text: Digital Approaches to Pedagogy and Scholarship, moderator Brianna Derr

Start Date

7-10-2017 1:45 PM

End Date

7-10-2017 3:15 PM

Description

Internet videos sometimes present slices of highly coded information, including views that the curator wants to be normative. Videos that present science narratives combined with representations of Islam or Muslims often construct what Muslims believe about science. The prior literature examining videos discussing Islam use only YouTube videos, although there has been censorship of this video platform from Muslim-dominated countries like Turkey and Pakistan. Thus in order to survey all Muslims’ views, one must also examine other video platforms as well. To gain a better understanding of videos on science and Islam, we catalogued videos on any platform that address natural science and Islam. This presentation discusses the methodologies we used and the rationales behind the choices we made, including important terms that we found needed to be defined. The data collected formed the basis for the Science and Islam Video Portal, www.scienceandislamvideos.com, which presents videos with academic evaluations addressing religion, science and history.

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Oct 7th, 1:45 PM Oct 7th, 3:15 PM

Researching Videos about Islam and Science: A Methodology for Finding and Cataloguing Cultural Elements on the Web

Elaine Langone Center, Center Room

Internet videos sometimes present slices of highly coded information, including views that the curator wants to be normative. Videos that present science narratives combined with representations of Islam or Muslims often construct what Muslims believe about science. The prior literature examining videos discussing Islam use only YouTube videos, although there has been censorship of this video platform from Muslim-dominated countries like Turkey and Pakistan. Thus in order to survey all Muslims’ views, one must also examine other video platforms as well. To gain a better understanding of videos on science and Islam, we catalogued videos on any platform that address natural science and Islam. This presentation discusses the methodologies we used and the rationales behind the choices we made, including important terms that we found needed to be defined. The data collected formed the basis for the Science and Islam Video Portal, www.scienceandislamvideos.com, which presents videos with academic evaluations addressing religion, science and history.