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Indigenous Landscape (De)colonization and Transformations in the "New World"

14 March 2018
Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden

Different approaches to colonial encounters

In the context of the first PhD defense of the NEXUS 1492 research project by Eduardo Herrera Malatesta, this symposium will explore different approaches to study the colonial encounters in the Caribbean and the Americas. Particularly, the aim is to debate on the impact that colonization had on the forming relations between indigenous, Africans and Europeans. A key question for this symposium is: How are we exploring the (de)colonization and transformations of indigenous landscapes in and between the Caribbean and the “New”/“Old” worlds?

The speakers will deal with this matter from different material and theoretical perspectives, ranging from ceramic analysis, settlement distribution to landscape archaeology, by using both historical and archaeological sources. In addition, we will have a special presentation on landscape archaeology by prof. Felipe Criado-Boado.

For more information, see the programme.