Category Archives: surveillance

Borders, benefits, and biomedicine: surveillance and social justice.

Join cyber security expert Prof Bill Buchanan, Chairman of the CCBE Working Party on Surveillance Iain Mitchell QC and Dr Eric Stoddart, Associate Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion and Politics at St Andrews University, to explore the issues. Presented by the Church … Continue reading

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Special Issue of ‘Surveillance & Society’ on Religion

The call for papers for this special issue on surveillance and religion is now open. Submission deadline is 1 August 2017 for publication in early 2018, more details here. The issue will be guest edited by Eric Stoddart (St Andrews, … Continue reading

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Religions Consuming Surveillance – Public Lecture

Will using surveillance make good religion better and bad religion worse? Monday 20th March 2017; 7.30pm. Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL Cost: Free, but booking essential. Tickets available at: https://surrelig_edinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk Speaker: Dr Eric Stoddart  |Coordinator, Surveillance & … Continue reading

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Public Lecture

Why is everyday surveillance a religious issue? Prof. David Lyon This free public lecture on 17th October 2016 in central Birmingham, UK,  is aimed at a general audience of people from any religious faith tradition, or none. Lecture now available … Continue reading

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Religion, security and surveillance

Faith traditions understand the Divine gaze, Divine assistance, and human relations in different ways. These religious themes relate directly to contemporary issues of national and personal security to which surveillance technologies are a significant response. The Surveillance and Religion Network, funded by … Continue reading

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Funding for Surveillance & Religion Network

Funding has been secured for a new Surveillance and Religion Research Network based at the School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, led by Dr Eric Stoddart (St Andrews) as Principal Investigator and Dr Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson (Stockholm School of … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Surveillance & Religion Lecture, 12 April 2016

Tonight I’m giving this lecture at St Andrews, ‘The Common Gaze: The Common Good and 21st Century Surveilllance.’ It will be streamed live on Periscope (then available for 24 hours) beginning at 5.30pm UK time today. (Follow me on Twitter … Continue reading

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Visit of Swedish Surveillance & Religion scholar

Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson (Stockholm School of Theology) writes of her recent visit 8-18 April 2015 to collaborate with me on our ‘Surveillance & Religion Network’ project. “To get the opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in St Andrews was … Continue reading

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Recruiting for Focus Groups

I’m currently recruiting participants (in and around Edinburgh) for focus groups  about surveillance and Christian faith. More details here.

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English people now for sale

Personal data harvested from GP and hospital records are shortly to be made available for sale in England. Today’s Guardian report highlights concerns of privacy advocates that data will be available for purchase by not only medical researchers but by organisations … Continue reading

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