Global Slavery – Representation & Redress

Global Interactions First Annual Event 2015

PROGRAM | On the Poetics and Politics of Redress

November 12 2015  | 3:00pm – 5:30pm
November 13 2015  | 10:00am – 5:00pm
Research Center for Material Culture
Steenstraat 1
Leiden The Netherlands

Event Description
Register (please register by November 10th)

November 12

Quarrels with history: the limits and possibilities of legal frameworks for restitution and redress
Chair: Nancy Jouwe (Board Member KITLV / University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht)

Roundtable Participants:

  • Ana Vrdoljak (Professor of Law, University of Technology, Sydney)
  • Wouter Veraart (Professor of Legal Philosophy and Director of Research, VU University Amsterdam)
  • Amy Strecker (Researcher in land rights, heritage and restitution in the indigenous Caribbean, Leiden University)
  • Susan Legêne (Professor of Political History, VU Amsterdam / Chair KITLV)

Reception 5:30-6:30pm

Dinner for workshop participants at Sisaket

November 13

Contemporary conjunctures: Moral and philosophical grounds of apology and repair
Chair: Ian Lilley (Professor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland Austrailia / Willem Willems Chair for Current Issues in Archaeological Heritage Management, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University)

Roundtable Participants

  • David Scott (Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University)
  • Deborah Thomas (Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Paul Bijl (Assistant Professor of Modern Literature, University of Amsterdam)
  • Ciraj Rassool (Professor of History, University of the Western Cape)

12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch Break (lunch provide for participants in the Museum Restaurant)

2:00 – 5:00pm
Reclaiming heritage: Materializing repair and redress in spaces of trauma
Chair: Wayne Modest (Head of the Research Center for Material Culture)

Short Presentations

Roundtable Participants

  • Bruce Bernstein (Executive Director at Continuous Pathways Foundation and Executive Director at the Ralph T Coe Foundation for the Arts)
  • Maarten Jansen (Professor of Archaeology, Leiden University)
  • Manuel May Castillo (Researcher in Heritage of Indigenous Peoples, Leiden University)
  • Hodan WarsameSimone Zeefuik and Tirza Balk (#DecolonizetheMuseum) – Redressing Representation in Museums

5:00 – 6:00pm



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