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Research into colonial encounters wins Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship

7 February 2018

Archaeologist Corinne Hofman wins the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2018/19 for research into the changing world of indigenous peoples as a result of colonialism.

220x267 Corinne Hofman Merian prijsHofman is professor of Caribbean Archaeology at Leiden University. The fellowship set up by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) and the Lorentz Center Leiden will allow her to carry out a comparative study into the impacts of colonial encounters on indigenous communities. To this end, she will look not only at the Amerindian peoples of the Caribbean, her own field of expertise, but also at indigenous communities in West Africa and the Pacific. Her research methodology situates itself at the interface of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

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