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Program of "Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge"

Wednesday, October 7
Thursday, October 8
Friday, October 9
Saturday, October 10

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lunch

Welcome Address and Introduction into the Symposium

Peter Meusburger (Geography), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

 

Session 1:       Local Cultural Knowledge

Chair:  Diana K. Davis (Geography), University of California (USA)

Local Knowledge and Knowing as Social Products: A General Model With Cases From Southeast Asia

Christoph Antweiler (Cultural Anthropology), University of Bonn (Germany)

Discussion

Why Has What's Local Been Ignored by Educators, and Why Should This Concern Us?

Gregory Smith (Education), Lewis & Clark College, Portland (USA)

Discussion

Coffee Break

Local Cultural Resource Knowledge, Identity, Representation, Schooling and Education in Euro-Canadian [American] Contexts 

George J. Sefa Dei (Sociology and Equity Studies), University of Toronto (Canada)

Discussion

General Discussion (Session 1)

Closure of Session 1



Thursday, October 8, 2009

Session 2:       Ethnic Aspects of Education

Chair:  William Gould (Geography), University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Spatial Traditions of Knowledge and Education - Ethnic Groups in the United States Reconsidered

Werner Gamerith (Geography), University of Passau (Germany)

Discussion

Higher Education and Research Institutions in New Mexico (USA): A Place for Hispanics and Hispanic Culture?

Tim Freytag (Geography), University of Kiel (Germany)

Discussion

Coffee Break

Race, Politics, and Geography in the Development of Public Schools in the Southern U.S

Adam Fairclough (History), Leiden University (Netherlands)

Discussion

General Discussion (Session 2)

Lunch


Session 3:       Culture and Identity

Chair:  Caroline Desbiens (Geography), Université Laval, Québec (Canada)

Defining Allies and Enemies: Identity, Politics and Conflict

Günther Schlee (Anthropology), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Germany)

Discussion

Cultural Identity, Education and Geocentric Orientation in India

Ramesh C. Mishra (Psychology), Banaras Hindu University (India)

Discussion

Coffee Break

General Discussion (Session 3)

Closure of Session 3



Friday, October 9, 2009

Session 4:       Indigenous Knowledge: Loss and Importance

Chair: Christoph Antweiler (Cultural Anthropology), University of Bonn (Germany)

 

Of Lazarus, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, and Biopiracy: How (Why) International Law Nullified, Resurrected, and Altered Indigenous Peoples

Ikechi Mgbeoji (Law), York University, Toronto (Canada)

Discussion

 

Political Economy, Power and Indigenous Knowledge: Erasures of IK in Pastoral Communities in the Maghreb and Afghanistan

Diana K. Davis (Geography), University of California (USA)

Discussion

Coffee Break

"Masawa - bogeokwa si tuta!" - Cultural and Cognitive Implications of Trobriand Islanders' Losing Their Knowledge of How to Make a "masawa" Canoe

Gunter Senft (Linguistics), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (Netherlands)

Discussion

General Discussion (Session 4)

Lunch


Session 5:       Knowledge, Policies and Behaviour

Chair: Günther Schlee (Anthropology), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Germany)

The Knowing in Indigenous Knowledge: Alternative Ways to View Development, Largely From a New Guinea Highlands’ Perspective

Paul Sillitoe (Anthropology), Durham University (United Kingdom)

Discussion

Knowledge, Behaviour and Culture: HIV/AIDS in Africa

William Gould (Geography), University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Discussion

Coffee Break

General Discussion (Session 5)

Closure of Session 5


 

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Session 6:       Indigenous Knowledge and Environment

Chair: Paul Sillitoe (Anthropology), Durham University (United Kingdom)

Greening the Dams: Sustainable Development, Ecological Restauration and Indigenous Knowledge in Northern Quebec

Caroline Desbiens (Geography), Université Laval, Québec (Canada)

Discussion

Contradictory or Complementary Concepts? Local Environmental Knowledge and Development Interventions in Peripheral High Mountain Regions

Marcus Nüsser (Geography), University of Heidelberg (Germany)

Discussion

Coffee Break

Indigenous Knowledge in Negotiating Sustainable Natural Resource Management

Urs Wiesmann (Geography), University of Bern (Switzerland)

Discussion

Final Discussion (Session 6 and on Perspectives on Future Research on Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge)

Lunch

End of the Symposium
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