"In the Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization" – Konferenzteilnahme von Dr. Thomas Hilder
Dr. Thomas Hilder participated at the international conference "In the Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization" in London from 24th to 27th October 2013. The conference was a culmination of the interdisciplinary project Indigeneity in the Contemporary World: Performance, Politics, Belonging led by Professor Helen Gilbert, at Royal Holloway, University of London with funding from the European Research Council. Consisting of paper presentations, keynote lectures, and performances, the conference brought together scholars from around the world to discuss current issues in research on indigenous culture and politics from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Thomas Hilder presented on his research on the music of the Sámi, of northern Scandinavia, and how musical performance has been a way for Sámi to forge transnational links with other indigenous communities, and to develop a cosmopolitan orientation which has supported their own local cultural revival. The conference took place in conjunction with the exhibition Ecocentrix: Indigenous Arts, Sustainable Acts and the Origins Festival of First Nations at different venues in central London.