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The Aru Islands; The Past of Eastern Indonesia in Interdisciplinary Context
November 25, 2016 - 10:30-November 26, 2016 - 17:00
The Aru Islands in Indonesia are among the Moluccas, also known as the Spice Islands. Situated at the eastern fringe of the Indian Ocean, it was visited by European seafarers since the 16th century and has been a fascinating crossroads for various linguistic groups, world religions, and colonial interests. This workshop explores the intriguing past of this region, bringing together a number of international scholars from the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history and linguistics.