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LeidenGlobal Graduate Workshop

Date: May 29th 2018
Location: Matthias de Vrieshof 3, Room 104 'Verbarium' and Museum Volkenkunde
Speaker: Wayne Modest (Volkenkunde/VU)

In the afternoon of Tuesday 29 May 2018 the LeidenGlobal Graduate Workshop takes place, as part of the Annual LeidenGlobal Event in Leiden. The event consists of a closed session for invited PhD and ResMA students (Graduate Student Workshop), followed by an open plenary session, the LeidenGlobal Keynote Lecture.

The workshop revolves around a theme that matters to research across the Social Sciences and the
Humanities, namely ‘Heritage on the Move’. Our keynote speaker is Wayne Modest, Head of the
Research Centre for Material Culture of the Tropenmuseum, Museum Volkenkunde and Africa
Museum, and Professor of Material Culture and Critical Heritage Studies at the VU University
Amsterdam. For further information on Professor Modest, please visit:

Preceding his plenary Keynote Lecture, Wayne Modest will give the kick-off for the Graduate Student
Workshop, entitled ‘We Have Always Been Mobile: A Non-Sedentarist Approach to Heritage’.
Hereafter the group will be divided and in split sessions the students will discuss the theme and
critically analyse several readings (that will be distributed beforehand) guided by a faculty member.
The Workshop will conclude with reports on the sessions and a final discussion. We will then move
on to the plenary LeidenGlobal Annual Lecture by Professor Modest, entitled ‘On The Move: A
Mobilities Approach to Heritage’. All participants are warmly invited for drinks afterwards.


Graduate Workshop: "We Have Always Been Mobile: A Non-Sedentarist Approach to Heritage"
Location: Matthias de Vrieshof 3, Room 104 ‘Verbarium’
13:00 – 13:30: Critical Introduction by Prof. Modest
13:45 – 15:30: Split sessions of ca 7 students and one faculty member
15:45 – 16:30: Session reports + discussion, chaired by Prof. Modest

LeidenGlobal Keynote Lecture
Location: Museum Volkenkunde (Research Center for Material Culture), Steenstraat 1
17:00 – 18:00: Keynote Lecture by Prof. Modest: "On The Move: A Mobilities Approach to Heritage"
18:00 – 19:00: Drinks

Further information on the programme and location will be circulated in early May. As we will have
to set a maximum number of participants to the Graduate Workshop, we urgently advice you to
register asap providing us your name, email address, faculty, advisor and study area (email to