The Dead, as far as [ ] can remember

Knowledge and controversies about colonial violence, anti-colonial resistance, human remains and objects from the former colonies in museums and collections

Tieranatomisches Theater

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The Dead, as far as [    ] can remember CC-BY-SA Humboldt-Universität 2018
08.11.2018 19:00

The history of colonial violence is remembered in very different ways. It affects individual and collective memories of descendants of the victims. It is deeply related to museums and collections where human remains and objects from the former colonies are kept. It is part of the history of universities – including the Humboldt-Universität – where collections were interpreted, contributing to the scientific justification of colonialism and racism.

Discussing what should be remembered, how and where the material evidence should be kept depends on who is speaking. In four chapters, "The Dead, as far as [ ] can remember" shows the diversity of knowledge and controversies about the colonial past with transnational voices from the past and the present, visual and performing artists, academic researchers, museum staff, and decolonial activists.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of performances, lectures and discussions that link the current state of research at the Humboldt-Universität with non-academic perspectives. "The Dead, as far as [ ] can remember" is curated by Felix Sattler. The exhibition is part of the programme of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin during the Berlin Science Week.

Tieranatomisches Theater
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10115 Berlin

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