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Symposia at the Studio of Villa Bosch
Heidelberg University
Department of Geography
Berliner Str. 48
69120 Heidelberg

Anna Mateja Punstein
Katrin Janzen
Laura Suarsana

Email: knowledgeandspace

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Abstracts of "Ethnic and Cultural Dimensions of Knowledge"

Session 1: Local Cultural Knowledge

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

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

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

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

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)

Session 2: Ethnic Aspects of Education

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

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

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

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

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

Adam Fairclough (History), Leiden University (Netherlands)

Session 3: Culture and Identity

Defining Allies and Enemies: Identity, Politics and Conflict

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

Cultural Identity, Education and Geocentric Orientation in India

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

Session 4: Indigenous Knowledge: Loss and Importance

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

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

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)

"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)

Session 5: Knowledge, Policies and Behaviour

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

Paul Sillitoe (Anthropology), Durham University (United Kingdom

Knowledge, Behaviour and Culture: HIV/AIDS in Africa

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

Session 6: Indigenous Knowledge and Environment

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

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

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

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

Indigenous Knowledge in Negotiating Sustainable Natural Resource Management

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



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