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VORTRAG - Human trophy heads: entangling bio-archaeological practice and postcolonial critique

17.10.2018 18:30 - 17.10.2018 20:00 Naturhistorisches Museum in Wien (Kurssaal), 1010 Wien, Burgring 7 - Anthropologische Gesellschaft in Wien -Tel. 52177308, 521 77 569 - ag@nhm-wien.ac.at

The trade of trophy heads from several parts of the world (including Borneo, New Guinea, and Brazil) to museums and private collections was a widespread practice during the Colonial era. The talk will present how the integration of bioarchaeological approaches with postcolonial studies can be used to explore several issues including trade, manufacture, and forgery of such items.

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