Kim Christen, Washington State University/Mukurtu On January 19, 2012, twenty-eight participants convened at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC for the “After the Return: Digital Repatriation and the Circulation of Indigenous Knowledge” workshop, organized by Kimberly Christen, Joshua Bell and Mark Turin. The workshop began with aContinue Reading

We are pleased to announce that the call for papers is open for the one day interdisciplinary conference “Rags and Riches: dress and dress accessories in social context”, to be held at the University of Reading on the 21st April 2012. This conference aims to bring together archaeologists, anthropologists, historiansContinue Reading

Courtesy of Canada Conservation Institute Conference review: Symposium 2011 – Adhesives and Consolidants for Conservation: Research and Applications National Library and Archives of Canada, and the Canadian Conservation Institute, Ottawa October 17–21, 2011 When it comes to the conservation of cultural property, the simple act of joining or holding thingsContinue Reading

Maureen Ragalie, NYU Museum Studies Reed, Michael; Karen Stevenson. Conversations Across Time/Whakawhiti Korero. Christchurch: Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, 2009. Maureen Lander’s installation The exhibition Conversations Across Time/Whakawhiti Korero at the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand is part of a larger trend in the museum world. Many ethnographic museums haveContinue Reading

Colloquium on Materiality and Cultural Translation: An Interdisciplinary Exploration Held at Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, May 3-4, 2010 A Report and Discussion By Ruth B. Phillips (convener; Art History, Carleton University) and Aaron Glass (participant; Anthropology, Bard Graduate Center) Fourteen scholars whose disciplines include history, art history,Continue Reading

Visual Citizenship: Belonging through the Lens of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action April 23-24, 2010 Photo Exhibit runs through July 17, 2010 Lee Douglas, NYU Anthropology On April 23 and 24, 2010, New York University’s Institute for Public Knowledge hosted an interdisciplinary conference that sought to explore, and inContinue Reading