Encounters & Exchanges

Sun 1 Dec - Tue 3 Dec

ASB Theatre Marlborough View this venue

When: Sun 1 Dec, 2:30pm - 9:30pm
Mon 2 Dec, 8:00am - 8:30pm
Tue 3 Dec, 8:00am - 10:00pm

Venue: ASB Theatre Marlborough

Website: Encounters & Exchanges Conference 2019

Booking Website: Buy Tickets

Pricing: $0.00 to $420.00

Additional Info: All Ages

The Conference is a part of Tuia - Encounters 250 Commemoration.

The conference will be part of a sequence of national events in New Zealand titled Tuia – Encounters 250 Commemoration. These mark the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s first Pacific voyage and the first onshore meetings between Europeans and the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Māori.

The conference is especially interested in analysing the implications for the global history of science, technology, medicine, and indigenous knowledge.

The two major themes central to the Tuia – Encounters 250 Commemoration, ‘dual heritage-shared future’ and the importance of voyaging, pose a range of questions about knowledge, how it is generated, how it is communicated and translated, and how it is entangled with power.

The emphasis on the important role of voyaging is consistent with a recent emphasis in the academic field of the history of science on ‘knowledge in transit’ or how science, technology, and indigenous knowledge – involving people, instruments, tools, communications, values, and epistemology – travel from one region to another and are transformed, reworked or contested.

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