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CFP: The Color of God: Faith, Race, and Interreligious Dialogue

Posted by ADRSA on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, In : Calls for Papers 


The Journal of Interreligious Studies™

Special Issue Call for Papers

The Color of God: Faith, Race, and Interreligious Dialogue

Funlayo E. Wood, Guest Editor
Axel Takács, Editor-in-Chief

Deadline Extended. New submission deadline: December 2, 2016

Race and religion have been strange bedfellows since the beginning of contact between diverse peoples. While religion is culturally and racially bound, with each cultural group traditionally having its own way of conceptualizing and worshipi...

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Aisha Beliso-De Jesus to Devliver Plenary at The Divine and the Digital

Posted by ADRSA on Saturday, January 9, 2016, In : ADRSA Announcements 
Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús

Aisha Beliso-De Jesus, Associate Professor of African American Religions at Harvard Divinity School and author of Electric Santería: Racial and Sexual Assemblages of Transnational Religion (2015) will deliver the opening plenary address at the ADRSA's fourth conference, The Divine and The Digital, to be held at Harvard University on April 8.

Professor Beliso-De Jesus is a cultural and social anthropologist who has conducted fieldwork in Cuba and the United States for over ten years and whose...

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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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Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie to Deliver Opening Plenary at Spiritual Soundscapes Conference

Posted by ADRSA on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, In : Conferences 


Our Spiritual Soundscapes Conference is shaping up wonderfully and we hope you'll be in attendance! The deadline for proposals has been extended to January 5, 2015 so you still have time to apply.

We are pleased to announce Dr. Kokahvah Zauditu-Selassie as our opening plenary speaker for the day. Dr. Zauditu-Selassie is professor of English in the Humanities Department at Coppin State University. She has been awarded numerous fellowships --  including from the Fulbright foundation, Mellon foun...

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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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Watch Now: Videos from our 2013 and 2014 Conferences

Posted by ADRSA on Thursday, July 31, 2014, In : Conferences 


Videos from our 2013 inaugural conference and our 2014 conference are now available on YouTube! Hear this year's keynote from renowned author, spiritual teacher and Dagara elder Sobonfu Some, talks on Haitian Vodou, spiritualism in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Trinidadian Orisha practice, Jamaican Revival Zion, Brazilian Candomble Terreiros and much more.

Be sure to subscribe to be among the first to see new videos as they are added! Join our mailing list and like us on Facebook for more content: boo...

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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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Call for Papers: ADRSA 2014

Posted by ADRSA on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, In : Conferences 


Submission Deadline – Friday, December 27, 2013

The African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association (ADRSA) presents its second day-long conference on the theme Love Supreme: Devotion, Intimacy, and Ecstasy in African and Diasporic Religions. “Devotion,” “marriage,” and other intimate relational language is often used to characterize the relationships between adherents of African and Diasporic Religions and the universal energies with which they interact during worship. Practitio...

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