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Kick Off Lecture LeidenGlobal Exhibition ‘Heritage on the Move’

Tuesday 11 September 2018
Exhibitions, lectures etc
Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Indigenous traditions in new contexts: some examples from Taiwan

In their struggle for recognition, the indigenous peoples in Taiwan are very much inspired by the international indigenous rights´ movement. Through visits to international meetings and by dance and concert tours abroad, representatives of Taiwan´s indigenous peoples have learned about new forms of expressions of identity and about global rhetoric in their efforts to gain a status as distinct groups in their country.

In this presentation, Professor Emeritus Environment and Development Gerard Persoon will give an overview of the recent history of the indigenous rights´ movement in Taiwan and the politics of recognition in which ‘heritage’ is ‘on the move’ both in time as well as in space.

Persoons photo ‘Inspired by Indigenous Heritage’ is one of the new additions to the LeidenGlobal photo exhibition ‘Heritage on the Move’, in which scholars from Leiden show their research of the impact of migration on heritage in their photographs. The photo exhibition is on Display at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Pieter de La Court Building).

More information about the exhibition can be found here

After the lecture, Persoon will take the audience to the ground floor to visit the exhibition, which will be followed by drinks.

The attached photograph is taken by Gerard Persoon / Heritage on the Move Exhibition
The attached photograph is taken by Gerard Persoon / Heritage on the Move Exhibition
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