We are working on a new online library and will be launching with the South & East Asia Religions Collection in September, 2022.
The Library is designed to support users at all stages of their pursuits, from undergraduates to postgraduates and beyond. This dynamic project will eventually encompass all our digital publications in religious studies allowing users to discover and access content from multiple sources -- whole books, book chapters, journal articles and reference book entries.
Instructors who have adopted certain of our textbooks, such as those in the Religion in 5 Minutes series and whose institutions have purchased the South & East Asia Collection will have access to the interactive editions of these books where they can create private reading groups so that students can annotate, comment and share. They will also be able to create supplemental reading lists from any of the more than 2000 unique resources (i.e. journal articles, book chapters, reference entries) that already make up the SEA Collection.
The SEA Collection concentrates on those distinctively East, South Asian or Indic religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism and also includes studies of these religions in diaspora, and their reception in the West, as well as emerging or "established" new religions in the region. It also includes material on other, non-Indic religious traditions and communities such as Islam, Christianity, Indigenous traditions and historical and contemporary inter-religious contact and change in the region.
The SEA (and other collections) will be updated immediately upon publication of any new relevant material. For example, when the journal Fieldwork in Religion publishes a paper on a relevant topic, it will also appear as part of the SEA Collection within 24 hours.
For more information, please contact Val Hall