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Conference "Colonized Objects and Bodies in Europe. New challenges and new perspectives on the Decolonialization of Cultural Heritage"

Anfang 24.06.2022
Ende 25.06.2022
Ort Würzburg Veranstalter University of Würzburg, University of Padova, Forum Africa Centre, Coimbra Group

The de­ba­te about the re­sti­tu­ti­on of Af­ri­can cul­tu­ral ob­jects that re­a­ched Eu­ro­pe du­ring the co­lo­ni­al era has be­co­me much mo­re im­port­ant in re­cent years. Mu­se­ums and uni­ver­si­ties, with their col­lec­ti­ons and their self-image, are mo­re than ever the fo­cus of a glo­bal de­ba­te on the co­lo­ni­al past, cul­ture of re­mem­bran­ce and re­sti­tu­ti­on. This ob­ser­va­ti­on leads to the fol­lo­wi­ng ques­ti­ons, among others: How co­lo­ni­al is the cul­tu­ral he­ri­ta­ge in Eu­ro­pe and how can it be de­co­lo­ni­sed? What ro­le do Eu­ro­pean mu­se­ums and uni­ver­si­ty col­lec­ti­ons play in this de­co­lo­ni­sa­ti­on?

Ans­wers to the­se and other ques­ti­ons will be dis­cus­sed at the con­fe­rence "Co­lo­ni­zed Ob­jects and Bo­des in Eu­ro­pe. New chal­len­ges and new per­spec­ti­ves on the De­co­lo­ni­za­ti­on of Cul­tu­ral He­ri­ta­ge" on 24 and 25 Ju­ne 2022 in Würz­burg, in or­der to up­da­te the view of Eu­ro­pean mu­se­um and col­lec­ti­on cul­tu­res from dif­fe­rent per­spec­ti­ves.  

The event will ta­ke place in hy­brid form and in Eng­lish. Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in the con­fe­rence pro­gram­me in the Cen­tral Lec­ture Hall Buil­ding of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Würz­burg and on­line is free of char­ge. Re­gis­tra­ti­on is pos­si­ble un­til 22 Ju­ne 2022.

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