On the Archive page, you can sort your results by clicking the headings at the top of each column.
On the Connections page, you can choose what types of connections you are interested in by clicking on the
circle above each icon on the toolbar. The circle will turn blue to indicate the current active grouping.
The default grouping is by religion. NOTE: We are aware that the Connections and Map views are not fully
ADA-accessible. However, all the same content can be found in the Archive view.
To minimize the toolbar, click on the
button. You can also drag the toolbar around the display page by clicking on .
To reset all filters to their default selections, click on reset.
If, at any point, you want to save a particular search result or visualization, you can copy a direct link
to it by clicking on the
The American Religious Sounds Project (2014-2022) was a collaborative initiative co-directed by Amy
DeRogatis (Michigan State University) and Isaac Weiner (The Ohio State University) to document and interpret
American religious diversity through sound. The resulting online archive includes hundreds of short audio
clips, excerpted from longer audio field recordings. You can filter through and listen to these clips using
any of our three database driven visualization tools.
The "Archive" page lists all of the available audio recordings. The "Connections" page reveals relationships
among audio clips by grouping them in networks defined by filter categories. The "Map" page plots audio
clips according to the geographic locations where original recordings were produced. Although only the
Archive view is fully ADA-accessible, all three visualizations display the same basic data. You can navigate
among these three tools using the tabs at the top of each page. Our easy to use toolbar allows you to filter
through our recordings according to a range of criteria, such as religious tradition, type of space, or time
of day. For definitions of these categories, please see our Glossary. For help using the toolbar, click on the icon.
On each page, you can listen directly to a selected clip or navigate to a “details” page with more
information, using the player at the bottom of your screen. We also invite you to visit our Gallery where you can tour curated exhibits on
particular themes, sounds, or communities. To learn more about the project, please visit our About pages.