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Save the Date: Third Conference April 3, 2015

Posted by ADRSA on Monday, October 27, 2014, In : Conferences 


The date for our third conference, African and Diasporic Spiritual Soundscapes, has been set for Friday April 3, 2015 with our film festival to be held on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Join us for a day of wonderful scholarly presentations and networking! The call for papers will be released soon, please join our mailing list and bookmark the conference page to stay abreast of all conference happenings!

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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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KOSANBA: Call for Papers

Posted by ADRSA on Monday, March 25, 2013, In : Conferences 


Call for Papers

KOSANBA, A Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou

International Colloquium X


Harvard University

Friday, October 18th – Sunday, October 20th, 2013

When Earth Meets Sky:
Healing Rites & Sacred Knowledge in Haiti & Beyond

Under the Aegis of Danbala, the Serpent, and the Rainbow, Ayida Wedo

“There is a thing passing in the sky; some thick clouds surround it; the uninitiated see nothing.”
-Mende Proverb

Conference Highlights:
Opening Remarks
Professor Jacob K. Olupona, Harv...

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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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John Mason to Give Keynote Address at Inaugural Conference

Posted by ADRSA on Friday, January 11, 2013, In : Events 

Internationally acclaimed scholar, artist, photographer, and educator, John Mason, has been named as the keynote speaker for our inaugural conference to be held on April 5th at Harvard University. Mason is the author of numerous books including The Black Gods: Orisa Studies in the New World, Olokun: Owners of Rivers and Seas, and the newly released Araaraara: Wondrous Inhabitor  of Thunder, a book on the orisa Sango. His books will be available for sale and signing during the conference. We a...
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Apply Now for Our Inaugural Conference!

Posted by ADRSA on Monday, December 3, 2012, In : Conferences 
The CFP for our inaugural conference to be held at Harvard University on Friday, April 5, 2013 is out! The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 4, 2013. Join us for this exciting event!


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