University League Calendar
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CANCELLED because of inclement weather, the talk will be rescheduled.
Voodoo in Haiti by Prof. Hoffman
Tuesday, December 10, 3-5 p.m. in the Fields Center MPR
“Voodoo is a religion like any other religion,” said professor Léon-François Hoffmann of Princeton University at a conference on ‘Voodoo: magic or religion?’ presented by Alliance Française du Bengale, 25th October 2011.
Professor Léon-François Hoffmann is a writer and an emeritus professor at the department of French and Italian, Princeton University. His travels have taken him all over the world, especially to the French Institute of Haiti where he had the opportunity of acquainting himself with Haitian culture at first hand. Professor Hoffmann’s interest lies in French and Haitian literature which has led him to author several scholarly articles and books of international acclaim.
“Music, dance and religion were the only things left to the African slaves who had been forcefully displaced from their native places to foreign countries. They belonged to different cultures even though they belonged to the same continent and spoke different languages. So to find a common ground, they blended African religions with Christian elements to arrive at a form of worship that has evolved as voodoo in Haiti,” said professor Hoffmann while tracing the history of the mysterious religion.
“Voodoo has been badly studied and misconstrued as being synonymous with black magic. When you talk about a religion, it has its “good parts” and “bad parts”, same with voodoo worship. There are no official books of dogma which has led to such misconceptions. Voodoo has also been persecuted by the Haitian government,” added the professor.
Princeton Art Museum Tour & Prospect House Lunch
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10:00 a.m.
Price per person:
$0.00 members & family
Incl. museum admission, docent led tour
Lunch on separate checks.
Meet in the museum atrium
Prospect House Group Luncheon
The Princeton University Art Museum is celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality. The art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art. Tour the legendary art collection with Elizabeth Lucheck a museum docent guide that will provide expert commentary and art history references. Then off to lunch at Prospect House. Executive Chef Brian Driscoll offers a creative seasonal à la carte menu of hot and cold entrées, sandwiches, salads, desserts, cold beverages, and coffee.
The Art Museum and Prospect House have long been favorites among our members, what a great way to share favorite places with old and new friends.
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