Save the date: Caribbean Ties opens May 2019
We are proud to announce that the exhibition "Caribbean Ties, connected people then and now" is opening at several locations in the Caribbean and The Netherlands in May 2019. "Caribbean Ties" has been developed in broad collaboration with local partners in the Caribbean, and features the results of the latest scientific research undertaken by the NEXUS1492 project. Combining local, regional, and global perspectives, the exhibition focuses on the connections between past and present indigenous cultures and our current multi-ethnic communities, exploring in this way the living and current impact of indigenous heritage.
Out Now: Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
The chapters in this volume reveal how the expanding world-system entangled the non-Western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression. This volume is edited by Christopher DeCorse (Syracuse University).
Conference Report: The Interplay of Cultures and Technology
In the week of 14 to 18 January the workshop 'Intersecting Worlds. The Interplay of Cultures and Technology' was hosted at the Lorentz Center in Leiden.
Precolonial/early colonial human burials from the site of White Marl, Jamaica: New findings from recent rescue excavations
A short report about the rescue excavation of three human burials at the White Marl site on Jamaica was recently published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. This report is the result of a joint collaboration between Hayley L. Mickleburgh, Jason E. Laffoon, Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez, Angus A.A. Mol, Selvenious Walters, Zachary J.M. Beier, and Corinne L. Hofman.
Veertig Leidse wetenschappers ‘herschrijven’ Caribische geschiedenis
Corinne Hofman werd geïnterviewd over het project NEXUS1492. Zowel het verloop van het project sinds 2012 als de plannen voor de toekomst kwamen aan bod. De Universiteit Leiden plaatste er een artikel over op de website.
Recently Dr. Lewis Borck published a new article entitled "Constructing the Future History: Prefiguration as Historical Epistemology and the Chronopolitics of Archaeology" in the Journal of Contemporary Archaeology. Read the abstract below!
Congratulations Jana Pešoutová!
Last week Wednesday, the 23rd of January, Jana Pešoutová successfully defended het PhD dissertation at the Academiegebouw of Leiden University. Congratulations with this achievement!
Positive reviews for seminar and new book Roberto Valcárcel Rojas and Jorge Ulloa Hung
In November 2018, Jorge Ulloa Hung and Roberto Valcárcel Rojas hosted a seminar at INTEC, Santo Domingo, to celebrate the publication of their new book 'De La Desaparición A La Permanencia. Indígenas e indios en la reinvención del Caribe.' Now, the journal Ciencia y Sociedad has published stellar reviews for both the seminar and the book.
The workshop has kicked off!
Yesterday, the workshop Intersecting Worlds: The Interplay of Cultures and Technology kicked off with some fantastic keynote addresses! The day concluded with an interesting discussion on the position of researchers across disciplines within their focus of study. After, participants and speakers met for drinks in the common room. Below are some photos from the first day.
The workshop Intersecting Worlds. The Interplay of Cultures and Technology is coming up!
Next week (14-18 January) the Nexus1492 team and colleagues from around the world will spend a week at the Lorentz Center to discuss and develop comparative approaches between indigenous societies that were transformed during colonialism in the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia and the Pacific.