The University of Alberta, Department of History and Classics, would like to share the following details of the Dressing Global Bodies Conference Call For Papers: Dressing Global Bodies: Clothing Cultures, Politics and Economies in Globalizing Eras, c. 1600s-1900s 7-9 July 2016, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Co-Organized with the PasoldContinue Reading

Since its formation in 1994, the Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association (ASA) has bridged the gap between university-based and museum-based scholars to promote the study of material culture in American Studies programs. To celebrate its twentieth birthday, the Caucus sponsored a workshop on Friday November 7, 2014, duringContinue Reading

The Material Culture Caucus (MCC) of the American Studies Association (ASA) wishes to encourage participation in the 2015 Annual Meeting: “The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance,” October 8-11, 2015, Toronto, Canada. To read the conference Call for Papers please visit the ASA website. Areas of interest related toContinue Reading

UCL, University of London, 26-27 June 2015 Call for Stream Proposals We’re pleased to announce that LCCT 2015 will be hosted by the UCL department of Anthropology and supported by the UCL Joint Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, the UCL department of Geography and the London Contemporary Dance School. The call for streams isContinue Reading

Over the past half-century, chemistry has innervated the contemporary sensorum and the parameters of what tastes, looks, smells, or feels ‘right’. From ketchup to carpets, pesticides to plywood, permanent press clothing to colas and cosmetics, chemicals inform the aesthetics of modernity. While much of the work on the synthetic constituents ofContinue Reading

CALL FOR PAPERS: Deadline for Submissions: 7 December 2012 We invite papers from curators, conservators, artists, makers, anthropologists, art and design historians, digital media practitioners, researchers and others that explore the impact of technology upon the development and interpretation of museum ethnography, historically and today. See further details at: http://www.museumethnographersgroup.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29&Itemid=41

WEDNESDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, 2-5pm It is increasingly common for contemporary artists to explore anthropological and ethnographic concerns in their practice. At the same time, artists themselves have become a subject for study for contemporary anthropologists. In this symposium, researchers working in and between both fields will come together to exploreContinue Reading