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Lecturer or Associate Professor (5 Positions) at University of Leicester School of Museum Studies

Salary details: Grade 8 £39,609 to £48,677 or Grade 9 £51,630 to £58,089 per annum

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 08 Jul 2019

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One of the finest and most interdisciplinary research and teaching departments in the UK (RAE2008/REF2014), the School of Museum Studies is recognised as at the global forefront in its field. It is a collective of committed individuals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds – sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, art history, geography, media and communication studies, learning technology, cultural policy and others – who put museums, galleries and heritage at the centre of debates on social justice, health and wellbeing, development and conflict, nation-making, cultural policy, digital change, the artworld, institutionalism, curatorial practice and more.

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Vacancy: Research Coordinator / Senior Researcher

The Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam), together with the Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal) and Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden) have been part of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (NMVW) since 2014. The Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam became a partner of the NMVW in May 2017 and shares both the collection and mission of the NMVW. The Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC) is a flagship research institute within these four museums and serves as a focal point for research on ethnographic collections in the Netherlands.

At the RCMC we pursue the museum’s mission, through a critical questioning of what it means to responsibly share a world with others. We are committed to fostering innovative research and making this accessible to broad and diverse publics. Under the supervision of and together with the Head of the RCMC, the Research Coordinator / Senior Researcher set the course developing and implementing the research agenda for the Center, with a focus on building the (inter)national research profile of the Center.

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Encounters on the Shop Floor

How can we harness the knowledge of the maker for the 21st century?

The knowledge created through making, sometimes called ‘embodied’ or ‘tacit’, is fundamental to life and how we understand the V&A’s collections. Innate within the arts, humanities, sciences and medicine, this knowledge is now at serious risk of being lost. Join us at this V&A Research Institute symposium as we develop a manifesto placing this knowledge at the heart of our future.
Day tickets can be booked via the Contact Centre 020 7942 2000, concessions available.

This international symposium will develop strategies for championing the value and usability of embodied knowledge in learning, the workplace and society. Artists, makers, educationalists, manufacturers, anthropologists, neuroscientists, historians, performers, philosophers, social entrepreneurs, surgeons and curators will come together to develop new ways of articulating and showcasing the cultural, social and environmental potential of this knowledge.…

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Digitized global mobilities’ The role of new media and digitization in the security approaches of the refugee crisis

3- 4 June, 2019, Utrecht University 

Digitization and the use of social media has dramatically changed most aspects of our everyday practices, perceptions and cause severe changes in Human Mobility (Innes, 2016, Gray, 2018). While the importance and effects of technological innovations in social science research has been increasingly recognized, the role of new technologies and how these shapes the security of people on the move is still limited in scope.

This international event of UGlobe seeks to address questions on the digital features of forced mobility, how technology shapes the approaches of migrant’ security, particularly the unintended effects of digitization and social media use.

This event aims to bring together multiple stakeholders: NGO representatives, social workers, media representatives (e.g. Dutch Refugee Council, Dutch Association for Migration Research, European institutions, IOM, UNHCR) and academics.…

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Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

The British Museum Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas recently launched a new grant programme to fund documentation of critically endangered material knowledge systems across the globe, with a focus on non-western contexts. Funded by Arcadia – a charitable trust of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, grants will be available for digital recording of material practices, which will then be made publically available through an open access repository hosted by the Museum.

Small grants (c£15,000) and large grants (c £70,000) are available, and details of the programme and links to the application forms can be found on our website.

 

www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/community_collaborations/partnerships/emkp.aspx

 

Please contact us at if you require any further information.

 

Endangered Material Knowledge Programme

Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas

British Museum

 

+44 (0)207 323 8055

EMKP@britishmuseum.org

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New Position: Chair in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, University of Manchester

Chair in Art Gallery and Museum Studies
University of Manchester
Closing Date: 15/01/2019
www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=16503

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a permanent, full-time chair in Art Gallery and Museum Studies tenable from 1 September 2019. The School seeks an exceptional individual who will provide leadership and excellence in research, teaching and learning in the department of Art History and Cultural Practices, with a focus on curatorial and museological practices in the arts and their relationship to the broader creative economy.

This recruitment comes at an exciting time for the department of Art History and Cultural Practices, as it develops its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and its collaborative teaching and research capacity, as part of the Creative Manchester initiative.…

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Digital Anthropology in Practice

Jennifer Fu and Gemma Tortella-Procter, MSc. Digital Anthropology at UCL

“What exactly constitutes ‘digital anthropology’?” While the practical projects we worked on may not provide a comprehensive answer to this question (perhaps a ‘comprehensive’ answer doesn’t exist), it provides an idea of the things we care about as digital anthropologists and the direction we hope to push a traditionally text-based discipline in.

As a part of the MSc Digital Anthropology core course, all of the students are given the task and opportunity to “produce a publicly accessible website which will present the results of a mini research project about an instance of digital technology use.” The challenge for the 2017-2018 class was to find a London marketplace and investigate it in the context of its digital mediation.…

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Oxford University Departmental Lecturer – Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology

Departmental Lecturer – Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

DEPARTMENTAL LECTURER – VISUAL, MATERIAL AND MUSEUM ETHNOGRAPHY

Grade 7: £31,076-£38,183 p.a. 

Vacancy No. 133502

Applications are invited for a fixed-term Departmental Lecturer (Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology) post required for 12 months from mid-September 2018. The post is full-time (but applicants wishing to work on a part-time basis may be considered) and based at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford. The role is needed for a limited time to provide cover for teaching and administration whilst arrangements are made for the recruitment of an Associate Professor.

The School is seeking an inspirational teacher with both breadth and depth of knowledge of one or more of the key subject areas of the post and a full command of the relevant literature.…

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Lecturer in Heritage Studies, Manchester University

The School of Arts Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a permanent, full-time lectureship in Heritage Studies, tenable from 1 September 2018.

The School seeks an exceptional individual, who will play a key role in an exciting expansion of research, teaching and learning, professional development and knowledge-exchange activities at Manchester in the area of Heritage Studies. Based in the Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP), You will join the team delivering our existing successful postgraduate programmes in the areas of Art Gallery and Museum Studies, and Arts Management and Cultural Policy, and will also contribute to its current, ongoing development of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and collaborative teaching and research capacity.

You will provide the capacity for expansion and development in the area of Heritage Studies by supporting our existing commitments to excellence in taught programmes, postgraduate research supervision and professional development, and by leading teaching within the new MA Heritage Studies, which will be launched in September 2018.…

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