Clothing childhood, fashioning society: Children’s clothing in Britain in the 20th Century 17-18 January 2008 at the Foundling Museum, London WC1 2008 PASOLD RESEARCH FUND CONFERENCE — In association with the Department of Anthropology, University College London — With the London College of Fashion Conference Organiser: Dr Kaori O’Connor, UCLContinue Reading

March 23, 2007, 1-7PM, 612 Schermerhorn, Columbia University »A Workshop with: Lila Abu-Lughod, Patricia Dailey, Marianne Hirsch, Andreas Huyssen, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Nancy K. Miller, Valerie Smith, Silvia Spitta, Leo Spitzer and Kate Stanley »And Featuring Artist Presentations: Lorie Novak “Reverb”, Renata Stih and Frieder Schnock “Things Matter: Tracing Objects acrossContinue Reading

Chris Pinney of UCL informs us at MaterialWorld that Tasveer Ghar has announced a short-term fellowship for collecting and documenting popular visual arts in South Asia. The focus is on “Gender, Nation and Spaces for the Everyday.” Tasveer Ghar is a transnational virtual home for collecting, digitizing, and documenting variousContinue Reading

The painter mayor who orchestrated the highly coloured coating of grey post communist buildings in Tirana says in Anri Sala’s film ‘Dammi I Colore’; ‘here colours replace the organs (of the city) whereas in a city that developed naturally colours would be like a dress or a lipstick’. This filmContinue Reading

Sensory worlds – Sensory methods University of Manchester: June 30- July 2 2007 In combination with 10th Royal Anthropological Institute International Festival of Ethnographic Film Convenors: Arnd Schneider and Christopher Wright Repeated calls for experimentation in anthropological representation alongside the ‘anthropology of the senses’ and the ‘ethnographic turn’ in theContinue Reading

19 – 23 July 2007, Leeds, United Kingdom Still from the film Cannibal Tours, by Dennis O’Rourke, Whatever the prophecies of ‘virtual’ reality, we inhabit and move through the ‘real’ world of objects. Though tourism and travel are bound to concepts of time and space, they are also rootedContinue Reading

Barbara Kirschenblatt Gimblett, NYU Mitzvah Kinder figurines, right to left: Malkeleh, Moishy, Totty (Father), Mommy, and Baby Chaim. “The ‘Mitzvah Kinder’ has been designed to represent a Yiddishe family in the world of children’s play and imagination. Our charming characters made of soft lightweight rubber, makes them safe, durable andContinue Reading