Via Felix Driver, Royal Holloway May 19, 2015 World Museums: Geographies and Genealogies  Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, 5.15pm In conversation: Anthony Shelton, Director of the Museum of Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Annie E. Coombes, Professor of Material and Visual Culture & Director ofContinue Reading

The MicroPasts project, an AHRC collaborative UCL-British Museum Project, uses web-based technologies to foster collaborations between researchers based in higher education and heritage institutions and members of the public to study the human past. Together, the project team has created new open archaeological data via crowdsourcing ( and arranged theContinue Reading

Haidy Geismar, UCL As I’m sure you are all aware, last week Vanuatu was devastated by Cyclone Pam, battering the country with winds of over 270 mph. The storm knocked out the country’s telecommunications and transport infrastructure and now, just a few days later, it is estimated that more then 70%Continue Reading

The Quest for the Good Life in Precarious Times: Grassroots perspectives on value in the 21st century Manchester, The Martin Harris Centre, 24th  – 26th  March, 2015   The event is hosted by the ESRC-funded research project The Domestic Moral Economy: An ethnographic study of value in the Asia Pacific. Continue Reading

  A one-day workshop ​Wednesday 6 May 2015 9:30 am – 4 pm Venue: Daryll Forde Seminar Room Department of Anthropology University College London 14 Taviton, London WC1H 0BW   Keynote speakers: Christopher Pinney (University College London) Roger Sansi-Roca (Goldsmiths)   Organizers: Haidy Geismar Elena Magdalena Craciun    The relationshipContinue Reading

4S Conference 2015 – Denver, Colorado (USA), 11-14 November 2015 Call for Papers for Open Panel From one thing to another: Technologies of representation in design and making Panel Chairs: Arlene Oak, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta ( Claire Nicholas, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta (  Continue Reading

Carleton University’s Interface Conference: Materiality and Movement, 1-3 May 2015 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Harvard University Made objects, unlike bodies that disintegrate – are trans-temporal. They are mobile and are continually moving across time and space, carrying within them stories and meanings that they have accumulated as aContinue Reading

Via Christiane Brosius, University of Heidelberg The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for the Summer School “Walking the line – Art of border zones in times of crisis.” It will take place from July 26 to 31, 2015 at Heidelberg University in Germany. The summerContinue Reading

Ethnographic Apps/ Apps as Ethnography: Exploring Possibilities for a Locative, Multimedia and Collaborative Future. A Panel Proposal for the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Meetings, November 2015 Panel Organizers: Sam Collins (Towson) and Matthew Durington (Towson) We find it curious that anthropologists have paid relatively little attention to apps.  Yes, thereContinue Reading

Via Sara Perry’s The Archaeological Eye I’m so excited to be able to announce a forthcoming roundtable that Colleen Morgan, Laia Pujol-Tost, Kathryn Killackey and myself are hosting at the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) conference in Glasgow, 2-5 September, 2015. We would like to extend an invitation for participation to all of you in theContinue Reading