“Assemblage” by Bill Bevan Assembling archaeology 12.9.11 10:00am – 5:00pm Jessop West Exhibition Space, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RA Assembling Archaeology is a day seminar focusing on how archaeology can be explored through art. The day will bring together a range of speakers who will discuss how artisticContinue Reading

Kiosk is: an exercise in alternative retailing, a travel story depicted through objects, a study of material culture, a shop, several people’s efforts to preserve uniqueness in the world, an installation, idealistic, maybe just something other than what we are used to… Here at KIOSK we are working on aContinue Reading

The University of Washington has an anthropology/archaeology of garbage project run by Prof. Jason De Leon. They analyse garbage in an ethnographic study of undocumented migration on the US/Mexico border – the refuse on the border narrates the complex social, political and economic systems that revolve around the undocumented migrationContinue Reading

International Journal of Intangible Heritage seeks to be an inter-communicative and interdisciplinary channel for scholarly research on intangible heritage around the world with respect to its preservation, transmission and promotion. With critical academic articles, provocative viewpoints and reviews, the IJIH, a peer-reviewed academic journal tries to enrich discourses on intangibleContinue Reading

Berghahn Books are pleased to announce the recent publication of The Lives of Chinese Objects – Buddhism, Imperialism and Display by Louise Tythacott. Additional information is provided in this online flyer which offers the book at a 50% discount until September 7, 2011: https://www.berghahnbooks.com/extras/docs/flyer/TythacottLives_9780857452382.html

Mukulika Banerjee (London School of Economics) A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in May 2011 was especially rewarding as I was allowed a preview of a soon-to-be-reopened section that will showcase the Met’s treasured collections from the Muslim world. This wing will compliment the Museum’sContinue Reading

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut seeks to appoint a doctoral fellowship (1-2 years) and a student assistant position (80h/month) to pursue studies in Art History. The positions will be affiliated to the Max Planck Research-Group “Objects in the Contact Zone: The Cross-Cultural Lives of Things” Applications Due: SeptemberContinue Reading

Christo Sims University of California, Berkeley One afternoon in the fall of 2009, I attended an after-school workshop on “remixing” videos. The workshop was being sponsored by The Downtown School for Design and Technology, an innovative public middle school that had just opened in Manhattan. I was following the livesContinue Reading

Call for Papers: Abstract submission deadline 19th August 2011 Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies and the Centre for Digital Material Culture presents: Staging Illusion: Digital and Cultural Fantasy, November 4th 2011, University of Sussex Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor Vanessa Toulmin (Director of the National Fairground archive) and Dr Sarah KemberContinue Reading