A visual series on the Way It Might Have Been We at the Academic Hoodoo are inspired by arts and technologies that revalue Africana Religions, whether they are in Africa, the U.S., Haiti, Brazil, or anywhere else in the world. Black religion is a global phenomenon. We redeem our venerable traditions from the degrading andContinue reading “Speculative Histories: Conjure people then and now”
Well, this one is fun and educational. Who doesn’t love paper dolls? Well some of us do. At first I thought this would be just another graphic box ‘o zombies, but it isn’t. The text tells us the story: Jake and Emily are a pair of “curious tourists” who arrive in New Orleans, go sight-seeing and partying,Continue reading “Voodoo (Paper) Dolls!”
Now that the examination of comics and graphic novels is becoming established as a field of study by the American Academy of Religion, it behooves researchers to be able to track down the best library archives and collections for doing this work. I am glad that the definition of viable texts for academic analysis andContinue reading “On the Trail of Digital Comics Collections”
On the subject of Voodoo Tropes, today I found two interesting images in the media archives. And even though they bridge a wide gulf of social and economic changes that took place in the United States’ culture industry during the first half of the twentieth century – nearly fifty years stands between them – thereContinue reading “Voodoo Tropes #1: Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm….”
Bravo to Duke University for their excellent digital archive of twentieth century advertisements! Although it didn’t help me to find any more Hoodoo and Conjure ads, they sure helped me feel better about being a woman.
At THATCamp last week I proposed a toolkit-building session for newbies which was accepted on the first day. I had decided to post some of the images of my source material, the dreambooks, but said very little about what I planned to do with them. Surprisingly there was not much creative input from those in attendanceContinue reading “Notes on Data for Hoodoo Studies”
I have many questions about the endeavor called the digital humanities, but the least of these concerns what the thing actually is. The definition can change moment by moment. Personally, all I want to know is whether it is useful for me as a scholar, a teacher and as a learner. The answer at this pointContinue reading “A theory of digital humanities and Religion?”