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Department of Archaeology

Tuesday, 12 March, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00
Event speaker: 
Prof. Aparecida Vilaça (Simón Bolívar Chair, CLAS, Cambridge)


Attendance in-person (Seminar room S1, 1st Floor, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road) or via Zoom (register here).

Talk: Join us to hear the latest research from invited guest Aparecida Vilaça, who will discuss her paper 'Wari People: Fiction and personal memoir as a way to tell local stories'

Term Series: Endangered technological and traditional knowledge: documenting, protecting and  reconnecting communities

Description/Themes: The second theme of our series tackles endangered traditional knowledge across the Americas. We reflect on how fewer indigenous languages and crafts are now being spoken and fabricated in the context of dominant manufacturing industries and languages, which are perceived to be socially and economically more valuable than minority languages and traditional ways of living. In this theme, we also discuss and offer recent cases of studies where digital media tools provide a new pathway for transmitting and conserving oral cultures and protecting everyday objects, traditional technological systems and other material cultures that are threatened by extinction.

Event location: 
 in-person (room tbc) or via Zoom (register above)
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