2023 LZZ Annual Conference & SSLAS workshop – Part 1 (August 24th, 11:00-13:00 hs)
From Elena Rosauro Ruiz
AMÉRICA DEL SUR AMERINDIA: orígenes, diversidad cultural y transformaciones
& NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS: Swiss and German explorers
August 24th-25th, 2023
The 2023 Annual Conference of the Latin American Center and SSLAS Workshop examined the origins, cultural diversity and transformations of indigenous communities in South America, as well as their modes of resistance and resilience today. Furthermore, this two-day event discussed the legacy of several Swiss and German scientists who explored the continent and built museum collections in Europe between the 18th and mid-20th centuries. We did so through a myriad of disciplines, methodologies and perspectives.
It is precisely here, in the interweaving of academic disciplines, research and museum collections, that this event in Zurich is situated. It featured two keynote lectures on South America’s first settlers (by Arturo Jaimes and Chiara Barbieri), and over twenty junior and senior researchers who presented and discussed their respective research projects.
The event was organized in collaboration with the Department of Paleontology (UZH, AG Sánchez-Villagra). Additionally, it continued the joint work between SSLAS and SLAS (School of Latin American Studies, UK) begun at the previous SSLAS workshop in Bern (May 2023).
The event was held in Spanish, Portuguese and English.