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Organized by an interdisciplinary group of researchers at Leiden University (archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, law and heritage studies), and realized with the support of the Faculty of Archaeology, the profile area 'Global Interactions', and the research program
The short documentary film was selected to the short film corner of the Cannes Film Festival.
Doctal thesis Manuel May Castillo .
The sustainability and protection of indigenous heritages are vital to the identity and cultural continuity of indigenous peoples.
The Mesoamerican research group ' Time in Intercultural Context : the indigenous calendars of Mexico and Guatemala ' funded by the ERC and directed by prof. dr. Maarten Jansen, met up in Mexico from the 13th until the 23rd of February for a field seminar in the states of Tlaxcala and Hidalgo.
Book explores the authentic in contemporary ethnographic museums, as it persists in dialogues with stakeholders, and in the way museums portray themselves.
This coming June and July, excavations will continue at the Aguas Buenas archaeological site.
Mixtec researcher and cultural activist Gabina Aurora Pérez Jiménez (Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University) has been awarded a Medal of Merit
NWO has awarded a VIDI grant to Alex Geurds for his research proposal entitled Networked practices of contact: Cultural identity at the Late Prehistoric settlement of Aguas Buenas, Nicaragua, AD 500-1522. Geurds will investigate material culture exchange along the frontier of the Mesoamerican and the more southerly Isthmo-Colombian cultural areas, situated in central Nicaragua. The project group will consist of two PhD students and the Principal Investigator.
Global Exploration Grant (National Geographic Society) awarded to Dr. Alexander Geurds for field research in Nicaragua
With the awarded Global Exploration Grant Dr. Alex Geurds will further investigate the Pre-Hispanic archaeological site Aguas Buenas in Nicaragua he recently documented. Partially completed differential-GPS mapping has revealed that this site consists of more than 500 stone and earthen mounds. Mapping, begun during the summer of 2012, has covered an estimated 40% of the site. Preliminary results from excavation confirms human occupation at Aguas Buenas during separate time periods.
LGI Seed funding awarded to project: From Corporate Paternalism to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): Mining, History and Heritage
LGI is pleased to announce the most recent LGI Seed Money grantees: Dr. Sabine Luning (Anthropology), Dr. Alexander Geurds (Archaeology), and Dr. Jan-Bart Gewald (ASC) for their project that investigates corporate interventions in mining, history and heritage.
Alexander Geurds, Andrea Waters-Rist, and Laura Van Broekhoven are in the race for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant (Canada).
Dusted off and fresh from the field, some inside perspectives from Alex Geurds on the 2012 field season of the Proyecto Arqueologico Centro de Nicaragua.
The artefacts that still remain from the traditional culture of the indigenous Yukon, Canada, are spread over dozens of museums throughout the world. Yukon Indian Ukjese van Kampen carried out research to bring this culture to light. This is the subject of his dissertation entitled ‘The history of Yukon First Nations Art’. PhD defence 23 May.
The Steering Committee Science4Arts has awarded Prof.dr. Maarten Jansen for his research project entitled "Shedding light on endangered mutual heritage. Developing non-invasive imaging techniques to uncover, understand and preserve ancient Mexican pictorial manuscripts".
The European Research Council has awarded an Advanced Grant to Prof. dr. Maarten Jansen for research on Indigenous Calenders of Mexico and Guatemala.
At the VIth Monte Albán Round Table conference (July 2011) in Oaxaca, Mexico, Maarten Jansen (Leiden University) together with Mexican archaeologists Dante García and Iván Rivera (both from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia) discussed the topography and toponyms of the archaeological zone of Monte Albán. They presented new evidence for Jansen's earlier identification of this site in the Mixtec pictorial manuscripts.
The chief curator of the National Museum of Ethnology, Laura van Broekhoven, is participating in the Museum Leadership Institute at the Claremont Graduate University.
December 13 2010 the Mexican embassy, represented by the cultural attaché, Mr. José Manuel Springer, donated to the Faculty of Archaeology a voluminous publication of detailed maps of the historical and contemporary distribution of the indigenous languages of Mexico: “Catálogo de Lenguas Indígenas Mexicanas, Cartografía contemporánea de sus asentamientos históricos”, published by the Mexican Instituto Nacional de Lenguas Indígenas (INALI).