WEBINAR #4 Institutional Inequalities: unequal power relations

Language: English (speaking), live captions English


WEBINAR #1 – Marginalisation & Minoritisation: domination, discrimination, exclusion and erasure
WEBINAR #2 – Colonial Legacies of gender and sexuality in (World) Heritage
WEBINAR #3 – Local Learning: everyday activism, everyday resistances – WHAT CAN I DO?


In this webinar (held on March 23, 15:00–17:00 UTC) we have a conversation about institutional inequalities and unequal power relations. UNESCO and the World Heritage Committee create the structures in which World Heritage sites have to operate and they thus ask for local (policy) frameworks to fit within these, or resist them. These frameworks in themselves are exclusive, and frame heritage in particular ways. The World Heritage List and the World Heritage Committee are also an international platform on which national and local politics are being staged. In this webinar we will explore how diversity (intersectional) is influenced by these unequal power relations.


Dr. Višnja Kisić is a researcher, educator and practitioner in heritage and museum field, whose work focuses on relations between heritage, contemporary politics, societal issues and identities. She is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Sport and Tourism, and at UNESCO Chair MA in Cultural Policy and Management Belgrade, and visiting professor at universities in Beijing, Lyon and Casablanca. She has worked in several museums, has acted as Secretary General of Europa Nostra in Serbia and has led projects, trainings, lectures and research in over 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.

Dr. Afolasade Adewunmi, an alumna of the University of Ibadan, holds a Ph.D in Cultural Property Law in 2015 on the topic “Return and Restitution of Cultural Property in African States under the 1970 UNESCO and 1995 UNIDROIT Conventions.” She is the pioneer Ph.D holder in Cultural Property Law in Nigeria. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan where she teaches Cultural Property Law, Nigerian Legal System and Private International Law. She has benefitted from several international scholarships on heritage matters. She was a UNIDROIT Scholar(2014). She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT), the Association of Nigeria Archivists, the Commonwealth Legal Education Association, the Global Cultural Emergency Response Group, ICOMOS and ICLAFI (Expert Member).  She was trained as a cultural heritage First Aider by Prince Claus Fonds, ICCROM and Smithsonian Institute in 2016 and as a Heritage Steward in Challenging Circumstances in 2019. She served as an International heritage expert to Malawi at the National workshop on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis between 6 to 10 February 2017. Linkedin; Google Scholar; Academia.

Dr. Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu is manager of archaeology at the South African National Parks. He was most recently a Senior Lecturer (Archaeology), Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Pretoria and the Editor-in-Chief of the South African Archaeological Bulletin. Previously, Ndukuyakhe served as a Council member for the Association of Southern African professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) and the South African Archaeological Society (SAAS) and is currently the Secretary for the World Archaeological Congress (WAC). His research focuses on southern African rock art, heritage resources management, and transformation in archaeology. Researchgate; Academia.

Dr. Dipuo Winnie Kgotleng (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) holds an MSc and PhD in Palaeo-Archaeology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She is currently the Director of the Palaeo-Research Institute at the University of Johannesburg. She is a fossil primate specialist who conducts research in the Cradle of Humankind and is a specialist of Cultural Resources Management of Palaeo-related heritage. Dipuo has held various positions in public administration of science since 2006, at the Taung Skull World Heritage Site, Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site, the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site as well as the Department of Science and Technology, Government of South Africa. Her most notable contribution to palaeoscience administration is her project manager role in the development of the National Palaeo-Research Strategy. She is also a champion of transformation of the Palaeo-sciences and was one of the first members of the Association for Southern African Professional Archaeology who called for a formalization of transformation of Archaeology which translated into the Transformation Charter of Archaeology. In her current role as the Director of the Palaeo-Research Institute, Dr. Kgotleng is using her platform to train and mentor young African professionals in the sector with the ultimate aim of contributing towards material transformation of palaeo profession.
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