Webinar on Human Remains in Museums and other Collections, 9pm, Sept 2, 2020

This photograph, taken by Haddon in 1890, shows skulls in a niche just below the east window of "Tempul Colman". He returned later and removed the skulls, which are now held in the 'Old' Anatomy Dept in TCD (courtesy of the Board of Trinity College Dublin).
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 21:00 to 23:00
Webinar - see registration link below

Webinar on Human Remains in Museums and other Collections, 9pm, Sept 2, 2020

Ciarán Walsh's  work on the skull-measuring business in Ireland has sparked a campaign for the repatriation of skulls stolen from community burial grounds in Inishbofin and St Finians Bay in 1890.

The Indigenous Archaeology Collective has announced a webinar that puts this issue into an international context.  "Reclaiming the Ancestors: Indigenous and Black Perspectives on Repatriation, Human Rights, and Justice" takes place on Sept 2, 2020  at 04:00 PM EDT (9pm Irish time). 
See this blog from Wenner-Gren for more information:


The webinar is sponsored by several agencies, including the journal Sapiens, which featured in the recent controversy over a photograph of Margaret Mead posing with  skulls that was was reproduced on on the cover of the March 2020 edition of the Journal of the American Anthropological Association, which Tom Strong highlighted at the time. 

To register for the webinarhttps://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mb6Wbw7wSvmcqJJI3591pg

The scene of the crime as it is today; Haddon's photograph recreated by Marie Coyne (Inishbofin Heritage Museum).