Reclaiming Turtles All the Way Down

Reclaiming Turtles All the Way Down
Stone turtle sculpture, China, S/N 3_2256. Courtesy The Live Turtle & Tortoise Museum, Singapore. Photographer: Hu Tsun Hao
Wednesday 2 September 2020

Collaborating Scholar, Dr Leah Lui-Chivizhe wants to let Deep History people know about an exciting project. Since April Leah has been working with Dr Lisa Onaga, from the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), on the Reclaiming Turtles All the Way Down (TAWD) Project.

Over zoom meetings, Leah and Lisa have been developing the infrastructure for what is becoming a virtual collaborative project with up to a dozen scholars based in the UK, India, North America and the Pacific. Many are historians of science and they are all working with or interested in animal cosmologies and indigenous science knowledges in relation to turtles and tortoises.  

So far, their geographic focus draws in First Nations and Native America, India, Micronesia, Japan, Singapore, Southern Africa and Torres Strait/coastal PNG.  They’re particularly keen to build links with Indigenous scholars within Australia and also SE Asia.

If you have synergies with the TAWD Project, or if you might be interested in linking with the TAWD Project, contact Leah.

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