07.06.2023 Internationaler Workshop: Decolonising academic disciplines and collections

Öffentlicher Teil und Abendvortrag des internationalen Workshops "Decolonising academic disciplines and collections"

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Öffentlicher Teil des internationalen Workshops: Decolonising academic disciplines and collections (7.Juni 2023)

Wir laden Sie herzlich zum öffentlichen Teil des internationalen Workshops "Decolonising academic disciplines and collections" ein.

Datum 7. Juni 2023 13:00 - 17:00

Ort Veranstaltungssaal der Universitätsbibliothek Marburg

Veranstalter Institut für Geschichte der Pharmazie und Medizin (in Gründung), Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Religionswissenschaft - Religionswissenschaft, Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Religionswissenschaft - Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie, Geschichte und Kulturwissenschaften - Neueste Geschichte


13:00 – 13:15 Registrierung
13:15 – 13:30 Grußwort und Einführung (Benedikt Stuchtey)
13:30 – 14:30 Eröffnungsvortrag: Jos van Beurden (Amsterdam) Colonial collections, restitution and issues of inequality
14:30 – 15:15 Kaffeepause
15:15 – 15:45 Bruno Brulon Soares (St. Andrews) Decolonising as Rehumanising: some Indigenous lessons for museums
15:45 – 16:15 Jan Küver (Witzenhausen / Iringa) The absence and presence of objects: Appropriation and Restitution
16:15 – 16:20 Tanja Pommerening (Marburg) A short introduction to the "Wigand's Drug Collection" and the temporary exhibition
16:20 – 17:00 Führung durch die temporäre Ausstellung "Wigandsche Drogensammlung"

Abendvortrag Reimagining Collecting & Collections using decolonial practice in Natural History Museums

by Miranda Lowe
Principal curator at the Natural History Museum London

Datum 7. Juni 2023 19:00 - 20:30

Ort Historischer Rathaussaal, Markt 1

Abstract: While decolonisation has been the topic of much discussion in museums over recent years,
what does it mean in the context of natural history? Using both UK-based and international
case studies, the practice of decolonising natural science collections will be examined and
related knowledge that requires tracing how specimens and objects were collected, acquired
and moved worldwide. Through examples, acknowledgement will be given to the
collaboration of indigenous and enslaved communities in the collecting process and their
contribution to global scientific knowledge. These narratives are commonly absent from the
interpretation of natural history collections particularly in relation to colonial histories,
which will be explored. The misrepresentation of the past is problematic because it
alienates indigenous and black audiences. Acknowledging difficult pasts is an important
first step in creating more inclusive, representative and holistic interpretations across the
natural history arena.

Grußwort Stadträtin Kirsten Dinnebier

Grußwort und Einführung Tanja Pommerening.

Sponsor Ursula-Kuhlmann-Fond.