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21-25 May 2014: 35th American Indian Workshop

The American Indian Workshop (AIW) has become the most important European scholarly platform for research concerned with topics related to the Indigenous Peoples of North America. From 21 to 25 May 2014 the AIW's 35th edition will be organized at the University of Leiden.


Rewriting Caribbean history with local archaeologists

More than fifty researchers are working together to describe the colonisation of the Americas from the Amerindian perspective. In November they will be meeting for the first time, in Leiden. How is Corinne Hofman, Leiden Professor of Archaeology managing the international megaproject Nexus 1492?


When did the Amerindians flee into the mountains?

Archaeologist Eduardo Herrera Malatesta is investigating how Amerindians adapted their lifestyle following the advent of Spaniards in the Caribbean. The PhD candidate is working within the international projects of archaeologist Corinne Hofman on the consequences of colonisation. How does he go about his work?


Colonial encounters. Case studies from the Americas

On November 22nd 2012 the symposium "Colonial encounters. Case studies from the Americas" will take place for the occasion of the doctoral defence of Roberto Valcárcel. The symposum starts at 14:00 at the Kamerlingh Onnes Gebouw, Steenschuur 25, room A008.