Chaim Noy, Independent Scholar, Jerusalem, Israel In this project, in which I am concerned with discursive mobilities and materialities in tourism, I intend to investigate visitor books as a unique medium of communication in a number of different sites. In this opportunity I wish to present and discuss one case
Daniel Miller, Anthropology, UCL In teaching courses about consumption, the nearest thing I have employed to textbooks are materials that were written over a decade ago. I used Acknowledging Consumption, my own edited survey of disciplinary perspectives and Don Slater’s Consumer Culture and Modernity a summary of more sociological debates.
Iside Carbone, PhD Student, Anthropology, University College London As a result of the intimate connection of space, perception and cognition, the location of objects in a specific environment expresses the dynamics of reception of cultural images and representation of cultural identities. The placement of Chinese artefacts in the context of
This slideshow in the The Guardian newspaper is a rather humorous look at contemporary collecting practices. http://travel.guardian.co.uk/slideshow/0,,2172503,00.html Also, at a recent meeting at the British Museum, I noticed that a colleague there had a copy of ‘Offbeat Museums: A Guided Tour of America’s Weirdest and Wackiest Museums’ by Saul Rubin.
Sainsbury Reseach Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK Friday 9 November to Saturday 10 November 2007 Statue of Kamehameha, at Kapaʻau, North Kohala. His flesh like paint, originally put on by the local community, transforms the original bronze into an
This three-day conference is the third in a series of six international workshops bringing together current and recent PhD students and senior scholars. Application for participation is open for all disciplines doing research on the historical and contemporary dynamics surrounding National Museums. The program and series is presented on www.namu.se.
Kingsley Baird, School of Visual & Material Culture, Massey University The Cloak of Peace, Te Korowai Rangimarie Heiwa No Manto, Nagasaki Peace Park, Japan From May to July this year I made an artwork at In Flanders Fields Museum as artist in residence. The work – on exhibition until October
As well as the research fellowship in Museum Anthropology at Bard in NYC and the jobs at UCL recently advertised and linked to on this site there are a number of positions currently being advertised which require specialisation in the domain of material/visual culture and media. It is obvious that
Centre for Anthropology Seminar, Thursday 6th September 2007, 10.30 a.m. Simon Martin (University of Pennsylvania Museum) “Deciphering the Maya Past: Hieroglyphs and History in the Twenty-First Century”
Philomena Keet, PhD candidate, School of Oriental and African Studies FRUiTS magazine What makes a piece of clothing ‘fashion’? What’s the difference between following fashions and being fashionable? Fashion as always been noted for it’s paradoxical elements, simultaneously anchoring the wearer into a group whilst representing the desire to be