12 Mar 2024 16:00 - 17:00 Online & Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Description

An event by the Multi-Dimensional Dialogues of the Americas research network.


Speaker

Aparecida Vilaca (Simon Bolivar, CLAS, University of Cambridge)


Lent term theme:

The second proposed 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. 

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