Welcome to my website. I am Malory Nye, a British writer and academic based in Perth, Scotland.

I am an independent academic, associated with the Ronin Institute as a Research Scholar. I edit the journal Culture and Religion and I have published several books, including Religion: the Basics. I am currently preparing several courses for the online learning platform Udemy.

On this website you will find my podcasts (including Religion Bites and History’s Ink) and blogs, and information about my publications.

I also write for the Huffington Post and contribute to the Vidoyen expert video site.

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My course The Challenges of Multiculturalism is now available on the Udemy online learning platform. In this course I outline and discuss some of the key elements of the diversity that is an inevitable part of our twenty-first century world. The normal price for this course is $99. However, you can download this course for FREE – just fill in the sign up box to the left.

 
I authored the book Religion: the Basics, published by Routledge. It really pleases me that this book is being used by students across the world – and the publishers have asked me to make revisions to develop it for a third edition. I am currently working on this new edition, and I am intending to use this opportunity to develop students’ engagement with and understanding of the huge ideas that I dealt with in that book. For resources related to the book, see the RELIGION THE BASICS section of this website. As a ‘free range professor’ I want put a lot of new things on this site that add to the Religion: the Basics book and my other work. This will include some notes to help students read and use the book, some webinars and podcasts on my thoughts as I work on the revisions, and some blogs and other background resources. If you are interested in this, then feel free to sign up for my newsletter.
HIP008 Scotland and Scottish histories (History's Ink podcast)

HIP008 Scotland and Scottish histories (History's Ink podcast)

Scotland and Scottish histories. In this episode, I aim to introduce the history of Scotland as part of this exploration of the ‘ink with which history is written’. That is, I do not intend to write the story of Scotland. Instead, my hope is to bring to the fore...

RB016 POSTCOLONIALISM and Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

RB016 POSTCOLONIALISM and Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

In this episode, my aim is to encourage you to stop using the word ‘belief’ when you think about (and talk about) religion. It is not a useful word, and for most of the time it does the opposite of what we want the word to do — that is, it obscures our attempts to understand, rather than adding any clarity or precision.

RB015 The problem of BELIEF in the study of Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

RB015 The problem of BELIEF in the study of Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

In this episode, my aim is to encourage you to stop using the word ‘belief’ when you think about (and talk about) religion. It is not a useful word, and for most of the time it does the opposite of what we want the word to do — that is, it obscures our attempts to understand, rather than adding any clarity or precision.

HIP007 Slavery: the indelible stain (History's Ink podcast)

HIP007 Slavery: the indelible stain (History's Ink podcast)

In the last five episodes I have covered some introductory issues about three of the major themes of the History’s Ink podcast. That is on European encounters in episode 2, on the Protestant reformations in 3 and 4, and on the development of the idea of Europe (vis a...

HIP003 Exploring the Reformations 1 (History's Ink podcast)

HIP003 Exploring the Reformations 1 (History's Ink podcast)

This is part one of my two part discussion of the protestant reformations. To listen to part two, click here. So, what were the protestant reformations, and why did they matter? The sixteenth century not only saw the transformations...

HIP002 Empires and Encounters (History's Ink podcast)

The history of Europe is a history of engaging with encounters. This has largely happened through conquest, leading to exploitation and very often colonisation, in the new found lands across the Atlantic and around the coast of Africa and...

Podcast (Nye011): Slavery? What the hell were we thinking?

Podcast (Nye011): Slavery? What the hell were we thinking?

This podcast is a slightly expanded version of a blog that I published on the Huffington Post, a link to which can be found here. Ta-Nehisi Coates' book, Between the World and Me, can be found here. LISTEN NOW        ...

RB014 Agency and Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

RB014 Agency and Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

Agency is a concept often used to understand how people participate in (and sometimes resist) religious contexts and structures. That is, how do people who are in a subordinate position and who are marginalised from the main areas of power, how do they live with (and...

RB013 Intersectionality and Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

RB013 Intersectionality and Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

The term ‘intersectionality’ was coined by the writer Kimberle Crenshaw in a paper published nearly twenty years ago, in 1989, titled ‘Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex’ (it is available in various places online, such as...

Nye:009 Charleston, Race, Violence and Whiteness (podcast)

Nye:009 Charleston, Race, Violence and Whiteness (podcast)

Charleston, Race, Violence and Whiteness   Podcast Nye:009   This podcast is a discussion about issues related to the deaths in the AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. In particular, the intersections between race, violence and whiteness.   On...

RB012 Race, Ethnicity and Religion (Religion Bites Podcast)

Race, Ethnicity and Religion (RB012)   Is race a matter of identity (what people think of differences) or is it a biological given?   How is it that the idea of race-as-a-given works to structure and enforce differences...

Blogs:

What does it mean to be British?

Why the British may one day learn to be more like the Scandinavians published on medium.com, 11 August 2014 (A version of this blog is available on my podcast, to listen click through here) Who (what) am I? I have always struggled to have a clear idea of my national...

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