Lecture of C. Timothy McKeown: “Implementing the Minorities’ Right to Repatriation of Human Remains”

   29th March 2018 10:00 - 12:00, 29th March 2018 12:00

C. Timothy McKeown: “Implementing the Minorities’ Right to Repatriation of Human Remains”

  • Date: 29 March 2018, 10:00-12:00
  • Venue: Humanities Research House Council Room, H-1097 Budapest, Tóth Kálmán street 4., T.0.25. (T Building, Ground floor 25.)
  • Working Language: English
  • Contact: Sára Hungler

C. Timothy McKeown is a legal anthropologist with a nearly thirty year career in the repatriation of human remains from museum collections to minority groups. From 1990 to 2009, he was responsible for implementation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) which provides an enforceable legal mechanism for repatriation of human remains and other cultural items to 573 Federally recognized Indian tribes as well as to Native Hawaiian organizations.  He is the author of "In the Smaller Scope of Conscience: The Struggle for National Repatriation Legislation, 1986-1990." Since 2010, Dr. McKeown has consulted directly for Indian tribes in pursuing their repatriation claims and, as a senior adjunct research fellow at the National Centre for Indigenous Studies, Australian National University, is working on an international project bringing together Indigenous community organisations, governments, cultural institutions, and universities to significantly advance repatriation research. Dr. McKeown's work at the Academy is supported by the Fulbright Specialist Program. His views do not necessarily represent the views of U.S. Department of the Interior or of the U.S Government.