Challenging Narratives of European Conquest and Commemoration: The Fall of Tenochtitlan, 500 Years On

Date / time
12 August - 13 August, 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Challenging Narratives of European Conquest and Commemoration: The Fall of Tenochtitlan, 500 Years On

 

This online conference, hosted by the Centre for the Study of Religion and Conflict, at NTU on 12th -13th of August 2021, will use the 500-year anniversary of the Fall of Tenochtitlan as a launchpad to discuss and deconstruct other Eurocentric and triumphalist narratives of conquest in a global context: how they have been presented, remembered, commemorated and why. The conference will also challenge established narratives and ideas of Indigenous peoples as passive, monolithic groups of ‘the conquered’. By thinking critically about Indigenous action, power and ongoing trauma, we seek to upend stories of encounter and demonstrate the pervasive influence of conquest narratives in the present day.

The conference is FREE to all!

Keynote speakers are Prof. Camilla Townsend and Prof. Robbie Richardson.

The full programme is available on the CSRC website at: https://csrcmem.wordpress.com/conferencescalls-for-papers/conference-programme/

Registration details will be released shortly. For all updates please see @CSRCatNTU