Author Archive | Haidy Geismar

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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Lecturer in Digital Anthropology

The UCL Department of Anthropology has a new position, a lectureship in Digital Anthropology. Open to anyone with a strong ethnographic foundation to their research into the digital. Research areas can include robotics, artificial intelligence, the anthropology of data, social media, consumption, or other emerging topics within the field. For further details please click here or email Haidy Geismar for further details.

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Science Museum Group Journal: Writing Award for Early Career Writers

Via Haidy Geismar, UCL

The Science Museum Group Journal is a relatively new, and very exciting, open access journal that “provides an innovative voice in discussions worldwide about science and its history, material culture, communication, display and presentation in museums.”  [Disclosure – I’m on the editorial board]. Recent issues include a symposium on histories of use and tacit skills, articles on prosthetic limbs, developing museums of chemistry, and a special issue on sound objects.

The journal aims to support early career writers with a writing award:

£500 Academic Writing Prize – Submission date 1 March 2018 

The submission deadline for this year’s SMG journal writing prize is 1st March 2018. The prize aims to encourage writing and publication by early career scholars, and winners will receive £500 and the chance to publish in the SMG Journal.…

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Lloyd Coleman on How He Has Music at His Fingertips

Annamaria Dall’Anese – PhD Anthropology

 

 

Lloyd Coleman on How He Has Music at His Fingertips

 

Anthropology’s aim is to see the world through the native’s point of view (Malinowski 1961[1922]:25), and intersubjectivity is often the trigger of fruitful ethnographic discoveries, as well as human bonds in general (Jackson 1998:65). But what happens when a disparity between the sensory endowments of the actors intervenes in their encounter? To answer such an anthropological question, we turn to the relationship that Lloyd Coleman has with sound, music, and his clarinet. Educated at the Royal Academy of Music and recently appointed Associate Music Director of the Paraorchestra, the world’s only large-scale ensemble of disabled musicians, he is a hearing- (and visually) impaired composer.

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