Indigeneities in the 21st century
Fifteen years after the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007, Indigenous stakeholders act as global players in arenas such as the UN Convention on Climate Change, the Dakota Access pipeline in the USA, and the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. Yet, until the 1960s, anthropological inquiries considered the same people as ‘vanishing’ and doomed to disappear.
The so-called Indigenous renaissance presents a remarkable phenomenon of late (post)modernity. How can this surprising process be understood and explained? The objective of this project is to study how Indigenous actors evolved from ‘vanishing people’ to global players. The project is located at the disciplinary intersections between anthropology, art, history, philosophy, and politics; and aims at making a future-oriented contribution to (re)emerging Indigeneities and the (re)negotiation of their (post)colonial legacies in and with Europe.
01 Jul 2022 | Philipp Schorch et al.
[In German and English] Read the interview with Philipp Schorch, Antoinette Maget Dominicé (LMU) and Uta Werlich (Museum Fünf...
22 Jun 2022 | Clarissa Bluhm
[In German] Munich's Museum Fünf Kontinente looks back on two successful conference days on the subject of museum anthropology...
22 May 2022 | Annika Sippel
The ‘Sāmoan multiplicities’ research project explores how contemporary Sāmoan identity is spatially and temporally distributed as...