Raboteau's Slave Religion -- 30th Anniversary Session at AAR



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Here's a big event at this year's AAR that I hope you all going to the meeting or in the Chicago area may be able to attend:

North American Religions Section and Afro-American Religious History Group

Theme: Albert Raboteau's No-Longer-"Invisible Institution": An Anniversary Retrospective


Saturday - 9:00 am-11:30 am, CHT-International Ballroom South (that's in the Hilton International Towers, S. Michigan Ave in Chicago, near to the ARt Institute)

Philip K. Goff, Indiana University and Purdue University, Indianapolis, Presiding

Theme: Albert Raboteau's No-Longer-"Invisible Institution": An Anniversary Retrospective

Thirty years ago Albert Raboteau’s Slave Religion appeared to great critical praise. Employing such sources as slave narratives, folklore, autobiographies, missionary accounts, and diaries of whites, Raboteau both broadened and deepened our understanding of black antebellum religion. Engaged in the debates surrounding the extent of Africanisms, group formation and behavior, and the relationship between conjure and Christianity, the book’s influence extended into many fields of inquiry and methods of study. In this session, several generations of scholars will assess the influence of Slave Religion and use the opportunity to consider the directions of the study of African American religions in the coming years. Ample time will be dedicated to audience participation as we critically reflect on the significance, influence, and promise of this work thirty years into its life.

Panelists:

Dennis C. Dickerson, Vanderbilt University
Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame
Jalane D. Schmidt, University of Virginia
Curtis Evans, University of Chicago
Paul W. Harvey, University of Colorado

Responding:
Albert J. Raboteau, Princeton University

Business Meeting:
Philip K. Goff, Indiana University and Purdue University, Indianapolis
Kathleen Flake, Vanderbilt University

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Edward J Blum at: October 24, 2008 at 6:27 AM said...

what a great looking panel; man I wish I could be there.

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