The Institute for Art History / Center for Art Market Studies at Technical University Berlin, together with the CNRS and LabexTransfer Paris, have announced their international symposium: All the Beauty of the World: The Western Market for non-European Artefacts (18th-20th century) Berlin, Germany 13.10. – 15.10.2016 Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2016Continue 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 (aoak@ualberta.ca) Claire Nicholas, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta (cn4@ualberta.ca)  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

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 Geffrye Museum would like to share details of the Histories of Home Subject Specialist Network Call For Papers for 7th Annual Conference Homes Under Pressure. Please forward to any staff and students. This conference will explore how museums and researchers can document homes under pressure across the world in both contemporary and historicalContinue 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

Via Prof. Elizabeth Edwards, De Montfort University 22-23 JUNE 2015 Photographic History Research Centre De Montfort University, Leicester, UK The 2015 PHRC Annual International Conference will address the complex and wide range question of ‘photography in print.’ The conference aims to explore the functions, affects and dynamics of photographs onContinue Reading

Special Issue co-edited by Ines Weizman and Jorge Otero-Pailos Future Anterior invites essays that explore the relationship between copyright and preservation from a historical, theoretical and critical perspective. Both copyright and preservation laws are aimed at protecting unique human achievements, but they point to different, even opposing threats. Whereas copyrightContinue Reading

Date: 26 – 27 September 2013 Venue: University of Pardubice, Czech Republic Long-held convictions about the immoral or amoral nature of capitalism have recently lost some of their force in light of illustrations of how moral conflicts unfold in the economic realm and examples of how religious and non-religious moralityContinue Reading