4th International Colloquium on ‘Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples’

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On the 19th and 20th of October, 2016, the 4th International Colloquium on ‘Heritage and Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ will take place at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (Van Steenis building, Einsteinweg 2, Leiden).

The colloquium will consist of individual presentations by a range of invited indigenous experts from such diverse countries as Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Suriname, Greenland and Zimbabwe, with additional input in discussion by diverse specialists and researchers working at Leiden University.  The colloquium centres on the living heritage of indigenous peoples and its preservation, connecting the past and the present in local communities.

As a preparation for students and participants there will be a movie screening (Sumé - The Sound of a Revolution- from Greenland) on the afternoon of Tuesday 18 October (3.00 pm. - 5.00 pm) in the central hall of the Van Steenis Building.

This event is supported by the Faculties of Archaeology and Humanities, the profile area 'Global Interactions' of Leiden University and the research program 'Time in Intercultural Context', financed by the European Research Council.

Time schedule for the two days of the colloquium:

Wednesday 19 October: 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.in Van Steenis Building (Einsteinweg 2, Leiden), ROOM E004

Thursday 20 October: 9.30 a.m. - 5.15 p.m.in Van Steenis Building (Einsteinweg 2, Leiden) ROOM F104 

Registration is not required