The Vodou Archive: a Presentation at FSU

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The Vodou Archive: a Presentation at FSU
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PDF of a PowerPoint presentation
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Hebblethwaite, Benjamin
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The Vodou Archive at the University of Florida
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Caribbean Area, Haitian Vodou, the Vodou Archive   ( lcsh )

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This is a PDF of a PowerPoint presentation Hebblethwaite gave at Florida State University on February 16, 2013, for the conference entitled "Haiti in the Globalized Frame." This work was generously sponsored by the NEH Collaborative Grant.

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The Vodou Archive ( www.dloc.com/vodou ): The Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture, an NEH sponsored project Benjamin Hebblethwaite, University of Florida, hebble@ufl.edu Richard Freeman Florida State University, February 2013

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1. The roots of the Vodou Archive: Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole and English 2. Goals of the Vodou Archive 3. Vodou Archive homepage: www.dloc.com/vodou 4. The types of content already held by the Vodou Archive and dLOC (a) transcriptions and translations of Vodou song collections (b ) transcriptions and translations of interviews with Vodou priests and specialists (c) photos and images (d) student essays (e) self submission content (f) audio visual content 5. Work to appear (g) essays that interpret the content of the Vodou Archive

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1. The Roots of the Vodou Archive Background in Religious Studies Friendships with Vodouists starting in the 1990s Our book, Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole and English (Temple U. Press )

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Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole and English

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Vodou Songs in Haitian Creole and English

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From books to digital humanities Published books are expensive whereas digital archive serve the broad public at no charge. The public deserves access to actual Vodou ceremonies and interviews with Vodouists Vodou ritual is a flowing phenomenon well suited to videography.

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2. The goals of the Vodou Archive To study, interpret and preserve Vodou ceremonies rituals, drumming, dancing, singing, prayers, possession events, language, teachings and culture. To build a multimedia digital archive to make Vodou films, texts, images and recordings freely available online in order to educate the public.

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3. The home pages of the Vodou Archive and The Digital Library of the Caribbean www.dloc.com/vodou www.dloc.com Other collections in dLOC : Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library Panama and the Canal

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4 The types of content already held by the Vodou Archive (a ) transcriptions and translations of Vodou song collections -10 classic Vodou albums so far Click here to see in the items in the Vodou Archive

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Example of a lbum transcription : Rasin Vodou Lakay

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All of Milo Songs have been preserved, orthographically updated and translated for the first time Many brand never seen before Courlander texts will arrive soon!

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( b) Transcriptions and translations of interviews with Vodou priests and specialists 505 Years After: A Speech by Oungan Pierre Leonard Joseph on YouTube Click here to see the PDF or here for video

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Interview with Ati Max Beauvoir, part 1, by Valerio Saint Louis

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Interviews that will be posted this year Socit Linto Roi Trois Mystres Ongan Michelet Alisma Lakou Souvnans Svit Bienaim Lakou Soukri Svit Prophte & Manbo Marie Carme Delvas Lakou Nan Badjo Svit Estim Dorsainville Lakou Dewonvil

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(c) Photos and images Vodou iconography: the chromolithographs

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Collections of photographs by Jrme Soimaud, Megan Raitano and Richard Freeman -Soimaud -Raitano

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(d) The Journal of the Vodou Archive, Student writings on Vodou by UF undergraduate students enrolled in Introduction to Haitian Vodou http:// www.dloc.com/IR00001362

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(e) The Vodou Archive has a self submission function: Photographs by Manbo Vye Zo Komande Lamenfo http://www.dloc.com/contains/?t="Mambo+ Vye+Zo+Komande+LaMenfo"& f=AU

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Self submission: photographs and fieldwork by Christopher Garland -Digital Humanities open new collaborations between faculty and students -Digital Humanities projects create publishing opportunities for researchers and artists inside and outside of the academy

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collection

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Gonayiv 2012 Gede collection

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Richard Freeman collection

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Richard Freeman photos from Makaya

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(f) Audiovisual content Dozens of previews available at Benjamin Hebblethwaite www.vimeo.com One Vodou ceremony already viewable (dozens more on the way !)

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Two approaches to streaming audiovisual material: 1. Stream uncut collections several hours in length. 2. Stream edited videos that aim to educate the public about the structure of Vodou ceremonies and rituals. Types of footage in our collection: A dozen ceremonies will be streamed within 6 months. nightclubs. Several full length interviews with transcriptions

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The UF Duke Vodou Archive Dozens of Vodou ceremonies available for video streaming full length (5 8 hours per event!) Dozens of interviews with Vodou priests, fully transcribed and translated into English and available for video streaming Hundreds of transcribed and translated Vodou songs Hundreds of hard to find and important Vodou books documents files images films and much more Essays that interpret our fieldwork and the religion. Please contact us if you would like to contribute your Vodou documents! Contact Benjamin Hebblethwaite at hebble@ufl.edu Contact Laurent Dubois at ld48@duke.edu

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Where is the Archive of Haitian Religion and Culture heading? We want to document the t raditions and cultures of Haitian Rastafari Haitian Mormons Haitian Muslims Haitian Freemasons Haitian Christians