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Lecture | Gravensteen Lecture

Indigenous Knowledge: how far from Marcgraf are we now?

  • Manuela Carniero da Cunha
Date
Wednesday 12 October 2016
Time
Location
Gravensteen
Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden
Room
11

Indigenous Knowledge: how far from Marcgraf are we now?

Marcgraf was a superb naturalist of the early modern era, before the hegemony of modern Science silenced for two centuries the contribution of indigenous and local knowledge. The recognition and status of traditional knowledge has considerably risen in the past thirty years, under the auspices of the United Nations. Looking into recent work of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), we will analyse how indigenous and local communities ecological knowledge is re-entering the world scene.

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