"Indigenous Science and Knowledge Systems in Transition"
a special session at the conference:
"Colonial and Post-Colonial Remembering and Forgetfulness"
Mexico City and Chalco, 16 – 18 October 2006
Deadline: Wednesday, 15. July 2006
(Note: The submission deadline for abstracts for this session has been extended)
The organising commitee for the conference "Colonial and Post-Colonial Remembering and Forgetfulness" to be held in Mexico City and Chalco between the 16 and 18 of October 2006 is seeking three further panelists for a special session/ "sub-conference" dedicated to "Indigenous Science and Knowledge Systems in Transition" that will take place during the conference.
This special session will consist of 4 panels, each with 3 or 4 presentations. The papers already included in the program for this special session represent a wide variety of new and innovative research on topics as diverse as new perspectives on ethnobotany and AIDS, the Therepeutic value of pre-Hispanic medicine, and the interaction between Spanish and indigenous witchcraft in colonial Mexico, the Philipines and Peru.
Proposals for this special session should address the general themes of the conference, which is devoted to colonial and post colonial remembering and forgetfulness viewed from a wide range of different interdisciplinary perspectives with particular attention to communicative issues and reflections on „self“ and „otherness“, memories, historical myths and other expressions of historical and political memory.
The conference "Colonial and Post-Colonial Remembering and Forgetfulness" will will focus on conceptualizations and representations of cultural categories in colonial and post colonial realities, and the ways in which individuals have understood and enacted these frameworks in their lives. The program is organised in a large number of special thematic sessions and subconferences covering a diverse series of topics extending from a special session on "Voices of slaves in inquisitorial records" to "Education and Nation-Building in Latin America" and "Representations of the 'Other' on the Theater Stage".
We welcome submissions from all branches of the social sciences, humanities, as well as the arts. Graduate students are encouraged to participate. Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. Presenters are encouraged to interpret the themes of the conference broadly and may explore any historical period, with any geographic focus.
Papers will be considered on related themes and topics from a wide range of perspectives. 500 word abstracts should be submitted to the organising committee in English, Castilian, German or French by 15. July 2006. The conference languages will be English and Castilian.
Interpretations of the conference theme ranging from the predictable to the surprising are encouraged.
More information about the conference and the different special sessions and sub-conferences during the event is available on the conference homepage:
Please forward this CFP to any colleagues or friends who might be interested in participating in this panel.
Dr. Lars Ivar Owesen-Lein Borge
Centro Cultural Enkidu
Barrio Xaltocan, Xochimilco
(0052) 044 55 2517 5098
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