The conference theme relates to issues of sharing scientific knowledge on literary heritage with the people who feel represented by it. It explores both sharing as a method for constructing representative multimedia documents and sharing of multimedia documents that were initially produced within the academic community. The idea of sharing will be explored by critically questioning which groups/people are involved in the creation of a heritage document. This sociological analysis is conjugated with the question of technology’s impact and literary/cultural transformation. Moreover, it will be explored to what extent these documents can be institutionalized, in archives and museums, without transforming into political representations of hegemonic groups or without being strongly tainted by them.
Convenors: Daniela Merolla (U. Leiden), Khadija Mouhsine (U. Mohamed V), and Jan Jansen (U. Leiden)
Date: 13-14 December 2013
Location: Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines- l’Université Mohammed V, Agdal, Rabat
Organization: Network “Multimedia Research and Documentation of African Oral Genres: Connecting Diasporas and Local Audiences”, Lacnad - CRB (INALCO, Paris), and Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Université Mohammed V
This conference is a follow up to the project: “Multimedia Research and Documentation of African Oral Genres: Connecting Diasporas and Local Audiences”, an initiative of Leiden University, the University of Hamburg, the Institut National des Langues et Civilizations Orientales INALCO (Paris), the University of Naples L’Orientale, and the School of African and Oriental Studies SOAS (London), The World Oral Literature Project (Cambridge University GB). Academic partners are: the Language Centre of the University of Ghana (Accra, Ghana), the School of Languages of Rhodes University (South Africa), and the University of Bamako (Mali).
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