Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic

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Lecture Series: Religious Objects and Embodied Practices in the Black Atlantic

September 26: 4pm @ Livak Ballroom, UVM Davis Center

 The ‘Fetish’ Revisited: Marx, Freud, and the Gods Black People Make

  • Dr. J. Lorand Matory, Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director of the Center for African and African American Research at Duke University; UVM James Marsh Professor-At-Large; and Curatorial Consultant to the exhibition Spirited Things: Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic

October 3, 4-6pm @ Livak Ballroom, UVM Davis Center

ÌMỌJÚ-MỌRA: African Adoption of New Styles, Techniques and Materials in the Americas

  • Rowland Abíọ́dún, John C. Newton Professor of the History of Art and Black Studies, Amherst College

October 19, 5-6:30 PM @ Waterman 413

Power Objects: Charging and Discharging in Afro-Caribbean Religion


November 28, 5pm @ Memorial Lounge, Waterman

Lecture on Afro-Brazilian Religions: Title TBA

  • Dr. Paul C. Johnson, Professor, Department of History and Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan

This lecture series is generously supported by the Burack Lecture Series, the James Marsh Professor-At-Large Program, the UVM Humanities Center, and the departments of African Studies, Anthropology, Global Studies, Latin American Studies,  and Religion.

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