Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA) Deadline for Proposals Extended to June 19

Call for Papers: KOSANBA Colloqium XIII
19-21 September 2019
Duke University, Durham NC

Ethics and Aesthetics: Vodou's Commitment to Activism and Change

In collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Lorand Matory, Lawrence Richardson Professor of Cultural Anthropology and the Director of the Sacred Arts of the Black Atlantic Project at Duke University

Travels in Four-Dimensional Space (Words To That Effect #29)

We have no problem thinking mathematically about four-dimensional space. The problem is imagining what that actually looks like. We live in a three-dimensional world and we simply can’t imagine what a 4-D world would look like.

However, that doesn’t mean that plenty of people haven’t tried, in a huge variety of ways: mathematicians and physicists, philosophers and theologians, occultists and mystics, artists, architects, designers, authors. The fourth dimension, when you start to look for it, is everywhere.

Haiti's explosive Rite of Spring: from pagan Russia to vodou ritual by Lyndsey WINSHIP

Haiti's explosive Rite of Spring: from pagan Russia to vodou ritual

By Lyndsey Winship

When Jeanguy Saintus first saw Stravinsky’s Rite, he was reminded of his religion’s initiation ceremonies. Now, he has created his own spirited version of the ballet

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