Embracing the past: Professionals and Indigenous People Dialogue on Historical Sites in Southern Tanzania
Tanzanian professional historians and heritage experts have taken an active position in explaining the wealth and importance of historical and heritage sites.
This is a pilot project for a much bigger one on the everyday micro-cultures of Syria, and the importance of studying and archiving them for any post-war reconciliation and society rebuilding efforts.
The Futures Through Underwater Pasts: the Search for Mongalo is a project funded by a grant from the AHRC Network Plus Rising from the Depth Sites. This project aims to combine two Network Plus groups, the maritime archaeology of Rising from the Depths with the memory research of Imagining Futures.
This essay is part of the research project ‘Imagining Futures through Un/Archived Pasts’ led by the University of Exeter, UK and focused on ungrounding multiple forms of violence and their imbrications in the urban space of Beirut in Lebanon. Specifically, examining the aftermath of the port’s explosion in 2020 and the ongoing political and socio-economic crises, we chased individual narratives and spatial trajectories of everyday life struggles. We aimed to foreground an alternative representation of living archives, where an assemblage of stories, memories, perceptions, everyday practices, and their relations continuously shape the urban space.
Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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