Egypt, mummies and scarabs
September 5, 2019, 2m - 3pm
Surely Egypt, mummies and scarabs attract the imagination and create cinematic images in your mind? But what is it like to dig up human remains? We discuss the idea of the "Indiana Jones archeologist", ethics and reverence with Maria Nilsson, a Swedish archaeologist known from the National Geographic Channel and head of the Gebel el Silsila archaeological project, Monica Gustafsson from the Heritage Academy (CCHS)/Västarvet who handles questions about human remains in Swedish museums, and Sofia Häggman, Egyptologist and curator at the Museum of Mediterranean and Near East Antiquities.
Who are you? DNA and heritage
Sep 19, 2019, 2pm - 3pm
Checking your roots with a DNA test is becoming more common. But what do we do when we test our DNA? What does it tell us about our heritage and why do we need to know? We take a closer look at the phenomenon with author and science journalist Karin Bojs and Kristian Kristiansen, professor in archaeology at the University of Gothenburg.
"Then Japan has ceased to be Japan"
October 3, 2019, 2pm - 3pm
Film, fashion, food and lifestyle. There is a great interest in Japan and its cultural expressions in the West. What fascinates and what happens when we adopt Japanese culture? We delve deep into the phenomenon of Japonism and the tea ceremony Chanoyu together with Thomas Ekholm, Doctor of Japanese History and Japan curator Petra Holmberg, Museum of World Culture.
Benin objects in museums
October 17, 2019, 2pm - 3pm
At least 2,000 items from Benin in Nigeria can be found at European and American museums. Almost every single one deriving from the British looting of Benin City in 1897. Should we return these heritage objects? We discuss ethics, power and law together with Staffan Lundén, doctor of archeology at the University of Gothenburg and Michael Barrett, curator at the national Museums of World Culture.
Sami myths in art and the struggle for rights
October 31, 2019, 2pm - 3pm
For forty years she has embroidered her images. Stitches for stitches telling us about the starry sky and reindeers, about abuse and rebellion. We discuss the Sami cultural heritage with the artist Britta Marakatt-Labba and the artist duo Cooper & Gorfer, who together have depicted the Sami culture focusing on women in the exhibition Interruptions.