David Olali Defends “Die, Die, Die” Dissertation

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David Olali defends dissertation…

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Reading Difference, Reading Evil

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This Comparative Heritage (CHERIT) conference will explore critical conversations around the productions of difference and cultivation and politics of evil. Abstracts and papers which address the are welcome from scholars, researchers, activists, etc. Some areas to be covered include the following: Religious Studies, Anthropology, Philosophy, Literature/Linguistics, Political Science, History, Cultural Studies, Reading Difference, Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, among others.
Abstracts submission deadline: November 30, 2017
Click here to submit abstract

Inquiry: info@comparativeheritage.org

Castleberry Inns and Suites

Castleberry Inns and Suites in Downtown ATL

For hotel reservation, please contact: 

Castleberry Inn & Suites
186 Northside Drive Southwest,
Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: 404-893-466/404522-4316
Email: castleberry@castleberryinn.com
Website: www.castleberryinn.com

General information about hotels and accommodation in Downtown Atlanta, GA

Why Comparative Heritage is Important

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The reasons why “Comparative Heritage” is important are not immediately obvious, and for obvious reasons, too.  First, nearly everyone feels comfortable talking about the positive and nice sides about their history.  And again, that happens too often, for obvious reasons.  Conversations around “heritage” often always assume a monotonous definition about some distant past, woven around the fine memories of the heritage inheritors.  It feels like talking some nice things about an ancestor.   Or, in another way, with “heritage,” one might assume that by that is meant our collective memory of the past, and how those moments past had shaped (us into) the present. These are ways, but not the only ones, of looking at heritage.

Fundamentally, Comparative Heritage (CHER) transitioned from Living Effective Heritage, to accomodate some critical reflections and thought-provoking conversations on “what is often implied, meant, done, unsaid/stated with heritage.”

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A Preview of Biography of Darkness

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As the center’s Research Fellow in Global Leadership (2012-13), I helped conceptualize ideas about African American heritage at the Interdenominational Theological Center; fortunately, I was the institutes’ defacto director. Due to institutional dynamics, I repositioned my research activities (2013-beyond) with Living Effective Heritage (now Comparative Heritage, or CHERIT).

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Why Work with LEH?

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Mostly situated in the Atlanta area, LEH provides the unique opportunity for cross-cultural intersections and the dialogue on heritage. Partnership with LEH, therefore, forges new trends and new horizons for a community as well as for researchers who have interest in the dynamics of culture, or heritage formations.

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