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The Buddha in the Botanica

Many years ago I came upon an interesting presence while visiting El Cobre, a village in southeastern Cuba. Translated simply as “Copper,” El Cobre is well known for its 19th century mining concerns, but even more famously, it is the site … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Digital Comics Collections

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 … Continue reading

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Africana Religion and Comics, Towards a Useful Semiotics

??? Ummm…okay.   Must do more research. …especially curious about the guy with an arrow in his diaper.

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Voodoo Tropes #1: Things That Make You Go Hmmmmm….

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 … Continue reading

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Important Things

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.

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Notes on Data for Hoodoo Studies

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 … Continue reading

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A theory of digital humanities and Religion?

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 … Continue reading

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