One Day Meeting, Leicester Saturday March 2nd, 2013 Museums and Galleries History Group/Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University Registration: The status of photographs in the history of museum collections is a complex one. From the inception of the medium its double capacity as an aesthetic form and as aContinue Reading

Applications due 25 January 2013 AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund: A people-centred approach to understanding cultural social media activities through the case study of Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums. A self-directed, motivated Postdoctoral Research Assistant is required to work with the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies in Newcastle University andContinue Reading

LONDON GROUP OF HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHERS Seminar Programme,    Spring 2013,    Convenor: Professor Felix Driver 22 January 2013      Caroline Cornish (Royal Holloway)       Reconfiguring objects, refashioning spaces: The Kew Museums of economic botany 5 February 2013      James Wallis (Univ. of Exeter)      ‘Oh! What a lovely exhibition!’ Exploring the Imperial WarContinue Reading

AHRC CDA PhD Studentship PHOTOGRAPHS, MUSEUMS AND ARCHAEOLOGY “Alfred Maudslay, Photography and the Mimetic Technologies of Archaeology: A Study in Method, Process and Effect” Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester/ British Museum, London STARTING JANUARY 2013 An AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award studentship covering stipend and tuition fee costsContinue Reading

‘Disturbing Pasts: Memories, Controversies and Creativity’ Conference homepage: We are pleased to announce the details of the conference ‘Disturbing Pasts: Memories, Controversies and Creativity’ at the Museum of Ethnology, Vienna, on the 20th to 22nd November, 2012. This is part of a two-year international research project led by Dr LeonContinue Reading

ICON Ethnography Group in partnership with the University of Glasgow is hosting a half day session at the ICON Conference 2013, Glasgow, focusing on the shared materials between Ethnography and Natural History collections.  From plant to animal materials, Ethnographic and Natural History conservators frequently treat objects containing these shared materials.  How isContinue Reading