An arriero carrying archaeological equipment at Ingenio Arenal, Aconquija Sierra, NW Argentina.

Identities as socio-material networks

Past and present configurations in South America and beyond

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This project developed an international research network to discuss the processes of indigenous re-emergence around cultural heritage that are currently underway in South America and other areas of the world. The main objective was to explore the interfaces between the many academic disciplines concerned with this topic, in order to investigate innovative concepts to meet the expectations of this rapidly evolving socio-political environment. A series of academic activities, such as interdisciplinary workshops, seminars, and talks, explored how scholarly frameworks affect, as much as they are affected by, the politics and the lived experience of cultural heritage.

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AHRC Research Networking Scheme.

Partner institution

Instituto de Arqueología y Museo, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina.