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Wakanda to NOLA: ADRSA 2018 Keeps the Black Panther Energy Going!

Posted by ADRSA on Wednesday, February 28, 2018,

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Wakanda to NOLA: In the Wake of Black Panther, Upcoming Symposium to Highlight African American Contributions to the Spiritual Heritage of the African Diaspora


“Nina Simone” from the WOODEN QUILTS® collection by Jean-Marcel St. Jacques, the Symposium’s featured artist. The WOODEN QUILTS® collection was created using wood from St. Jaques’ Katrina-damaged home in the Treme neigborhood of New Orleans. Pieces from the collection will be on display during the sympos...

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ADRSA 2018 Speaker Line-Up Is Here!

Posted by ADRSA on Sunday, February 25, 2018, In : ADRSA Announcements 


The speaker line up for our 6th Anniversary Symposium, Roots, Rocks & Ring Shouts is here! Join us in New Orleans April 20-22, 2018 for a weekend of learning and celebration in one of the country's most unique and happening cities! 
We're excited for the return of Yeye Luisah Teish, our very first keynote speaker in 2012 who is joining us again -- this time in her native city -- as our morning Keynote for 2018. For our afternoon Keynote, the Teresa N. Washington will bring words we're sure you...

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CFP: "Trees Take Us to the Gods"

Posted by ADRSA on Thursday, May 21, 2015, In : Calls for Papers 



Join the Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA) for an exciting colloquium entitled "Trees Take Us to the Gods: Vodou and the Environment" to be held during the Haitian Studies Association conference October 21-25, 2015 in at the Universite de Montreal in Quebec. Proposals are due by May 31.

This forum hopes to include the contributions of researchers, scholars, and practitioners in Vodou and other African-derived systems. KOSANBA welcomes papers/presentations on issues such as, though not lim...

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Awise Wande Abimbola to Deliver Keynote at Sacred Soundscapes Conference

Posted by ADRSA on Thursday, November 20, 2014, In : Conferences 


The African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association is honored to welcome Professor Wande Abimbola as our keynote speaker for our 2015 Conference entitled African and Diasporic Spiritual Soundscapes to be held at Harvard University on April 3, 2015. Abimbola is Professor Emeritus of African Languages and Literatures at Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly the University of Ife), President and Founder of the Ifa Hertiage Institute, and President of the Orisa World Congress. A babalawo who ...

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Jamaica Kincaid to Deliver Opening Plenary

Posted by ADRSA on Saturday, March 15, 2014, In : Conferences 

ADRSA is pleased to announce Jamaica Kincaid as the opening plenary speaker for our second conference to be held Friday, April 11 at Harvard University. Kincaid is a is a professor of African and African American Studies and English at Harvard University and is a world renowned writer of novels, essays, short stories, gardening and children's literature. Born in Antigua, Kincaid's writings reflect real-life themes, drawing often on her own experiences and reflections as a woman of African ...
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ADRSA Featured in the Harvard Gazette

Posted by ADRSA on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, In : Publications 



An article about our inaugural conference has been covered by the Harvard Gazette. An excerpt:

"The conference seemed to say: Bring the body back to spirituality. It also seemed to say: Bring back the portability of the sacred. In a gathering whose main theme was divine space, a lesson emerged from Africa’s spiritual diaspora: In a world of churches, temples, and mosques, the sacred does not require a building; it is present in everyday life."

Read the full article here

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Special Guests Announced for ADRSA Inaugural Conference

Posted by ADRSA on Sunday, March 24, 2013, In : Events 
ADRSA is pleased to welcome Suzanne Preston Blier and Félix Ayoh'Omidire as special guests at our inaugural conference.

Suzanne Preston Blier is is the Allen Whitehill Clowes Professor of Fine Arts and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is an historian of African art and architecture in both the History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies Departments and is also is a member of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. Her fir...
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