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Dr Valentina Vapnarsky

Researcher
CNRS, FABRIQ’AM project, France
Participates in 4 items
Specialist of Lowland Maya cultures and languages, Valentina Vapnarsky has been carrying out fieldwork in Guatemala and Mexico since 1991. Her work focuses on regimes of temporality, agency and memory analyzed within an interactional approach of communicative practices. She has also developed comparative analysis on grammatical aspects of Amerindian languages.
Valentina Vapnarsky has directed a number of international projects, edited books/special issues and published numerous articles on these topics. She is director of the Centre de Recherche et Enseignement en Ethnologie Amérindienne (EREA) of the LESC (CNRS & UPO) and currently teaches at the University of Paris Ouest and at the INALCO (Paris).
 

Sessions in which Dr Valentina Vapnarsky participates

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00
11:00 - 11:15 | 15 minutes

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Sessions in which Dr Valentina Vapnarsky attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
17:00
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 hours 30 minutes
Festive Event

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:30
7:30 - 8:30 | 1 hour

In English and French The two Inuit artists Nina Segalowitz and Taqralik Partridge are offering us an initiation to katajjaniq, this thousand years old autochthonous expression of overtone singing which consists of an alternate dialogue of inhaled and exhaled guttural and vocal sounds. Throat singing is practiced just like a game: two women facing and challenging one another until one of them either laughs or runs out of breath. (Meeting point: DS Registration table) _...