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The Encounter of Knowledges: Epistemic Dialogues in Unequal Contexts

Margarita Valdovinos


The universal interest in material culture has always offered a place for the encounter of knowledges from different cultures. Buthow do these knowledges circulate in a complex social context? How have our practices of knowledge impacted the knowledges of others and vice versa? Margarita Valdovinosaddresses these questions on the bases of her research in Berlin and among the Náayeri of Northwest Mexico. 

Margarita Valdovinos is Associate Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Her research interests are the ritual poetic practices of the Náayeri People of Western Mexico, the ethnographic and phonographic collections gathered between 1905 and 1907 by the German anthropologist, Konrad Theodor Preuss, and the linguistic and cultural practices of Yucatec Maya in urban and semiurban contexts.

Young boy receives skin colour from an older man
© Margarita Valdovinos

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Mittwoch, 14.9.2022
18.00 Uhr


Englisch / English


Mecila – Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America

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