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Blogging Kalamazoo 2021: Session 294 - To Better Channel the Dead: Toward a Historical Anthropology of Islamic Magic (A Roundtable)

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 14:50

Usual reasons for listening to sessions of history of magic. A bit concerned that that presenters and presider make up over ¼ of the people on screen.  Ah, no, they just announced that three of the four anthropologists listed in the panel won’t be appearing, so the actual audience ratio is higher.

And I ended up noping out of the session. No one had actually come prepared to speak to the subject, so it ended up being a meandering discussion that would have been great as “hanging out in the bar shooting the breeze” but doesn’t work as a formal session. Sometimes that happens.

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