This collaborative research fellowship from the American Council for Learned Societies, held by Henry Stobart with Michelle Bigenho (Colgate University) in 2015–16, investigated the paradoxes that continue to constrain discussions of indigenous heritage in Bolivia and beyond.
The project involved two periods of fieldwork in Bolivia working with culture bearers, heritage-making protagonists, and key national-level institutions, and focusing on the heritage dimensions of a variety of music and dance genres. Alongside a book in preparation, publications emerging from the project include:
- Michelle Bigenho and Henry Stobart, ‘Grasping Cacophony in Bolivian Heritage Otherwise’, Anthropological Quarterly 91/iv (2019): 1329–1363
- 'Dossier especial: Música y patrimonio cultural en América Latina', Transcultural Music Review 21–22 (2018) / (Special Issue: Music and Cultural Heritage in Latin America) – co-edited by Mighelle Bigenho, Henry Stobart and Richard Mújica Angulo