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Guest Talk Prof Anne Salmond

Star Canoes, Navigating Worlds


We warmly invite you to join Professor Anne Salmond's presentation on 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 6-8 p.m.
Senatssaal E110

Main Building LMU
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

80539 München

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Anne Salmond

Distinguished Professor Anne Salmond (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Star Canoes, Navigating Worlds

In her talk, Anthropologist Anne Salmond will discuss Polynesian star navigation, and the challenges posed by this voyaging tradition to modernist cosmologies, past and present.


Anne Salmond, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), is a leading anthropologist and historian researching Māori life, Pacific history and environmental issues. Her research on cross-cultural encounters is ground-breaking, fostering a new understanding of interactions between Pacific Islanders and European explorers. In her
environmental studies, she combines extraordinary scholarship with attention to ecological restoration. During her time in Germany, her research focusses on environmental challenges and on the interrelationships between Pacific and European Philosophies. More information:

Prof Anne Salmond, who received a Humboldt Research Award, is currently a visiting scholar at LMU Munich and will be guest at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology in May and June.

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