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.
Author Archive | Haidy Geismar
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.…
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 1961:25), 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.
Via Ricardo Andres Labra Mocarquer
Symposium in Santiago, Chile. November.
The way “things” are analyzed in the contemporary world had changed, from antiquarians to different approaches in social science, philosophy, arts, arquitecture and other discipline witch have ascertained the importance of the role that objects play in societies.
The objects with which we interact predetermine the existence of various struggles around certain economics of power in the contemporary world. Tools, technologies, images, all of these can become agents on the road to empowerment or inequality, ranging from the performative elements of current or daily protests to the mechanisms of vigilance and repression.
We would like to invite scholars in various disciplines to join us in discussing the role of objects in the ways politics is conceived and practiced.…
ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
MAJOR CONFERENCE: ART, MATERIALITY AND REPRESENTATION
BRITISH MUSEUM/SOAS 1st-3rd JUNE 2018
CALL FOR PANEL PROPOSALS
We are very pleased to announce the call for panel proposals for the fourth of the RAI’s recent major conferences. As before, it will be jointly organised by the RAI and the BM’s Department for Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and held in the Clore Centre of the British Museum. We are also very pleased to be joined by the Department of Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, where a portion of the break-out rooms for the conference panels will be located in the newly refurbished Paul Webley Wing of Senate House.
The RAI welcomes panel proposals on any of the themes below.…
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gill Conquest on May 5, 2017.
Gill was an exceptional student and an exceptional person. Her interests were broad-ranging, extending well beyond the academic through performances of traditional stories and pantomimes, to writing plays and science fiction, sailing and playing games, and to music and dancing, all alongside her passionate commitment to developing the interfaces of technology and citizenship to support cultural and ecological diversity. She brought a sense of wonder and fun to all of her activities, embracing new experiences and opportunities at every chance with good humour and enthusiasm.
Gill joined the anthropology department as a Masters student in Anthropology, Environment and Development in 2011. Her masters’ dissertation examined the potential of new technologies to support environmental justice movements lead by indigenous peoples.…
|Salary:||£37,936 to £41,163 per annum (UCL Grade 7), inclusive of London Allowance.|
|Placed on:||24th April 2017|
|Closes:||26th May 2017|
The UCL Institute of Archaeology is recognised as one of the leading academic departments of Archaeology not just in the UK but globally. The Institute is the largest department in its field in the UK, with the largest graduate research community and the broadest range of coverage of any UK department, and offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of archaeology and related areas of cultural heritage, conservation, and museum studies. We are seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies from 1 September 2017, to work with existing colleagues in contributing to and developing research and teaching in the field of cultural heritage studies at the Institute.…
Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik
Deadline abstract (2,000 characters): 15 June 2017
Deadline article (30,000 characters): 31 October 2017
Journal for Art Market Studies – Issue on “Translocations and the Art Market”
Since 2017 the Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies at Technische Universität Berlin has been publishing the Open Access Journal for Art Market Studies (JAMS). As part of the Institute’s well established Centre for Art Market Studies, the publication presents interdisciplinary research results on the past and present art market. The Journal conforms to Open Access standards including website submission through www.fokum-jams.org and peer reviews. Articles are published both as pdf and in HTML format, they are DOI registered and usually subject to a CC BY-NC copyright license.…
Hannah Knox, UCL Anthropology
When I was an undergraduate at the University of Manchester in the late 1990s I recall being introduced by John Gledhill to something called ‘Experience Rich Anthropology’. Established by the anthropology department at the University of Ken, the ERA project was an early attempt to use the possibilities of new media technologies to open up anthropology to new audiences, and to present anthropological knowledge in new ways. The site is still available to view here:
It is remarkable then, that in the ensuing 20 years, anthropologists have been rather slow to embrace the possibilities of digital media. Particularly now, when as a matter of course most anthropologists carry around powerful digital research tools in their pockets (smart phones which contain a camera, sound recorder, GPS locator, mapping tools, access to mappable social networks), we still seem remarkably wedded to the form of the research monograph or written journal paper that perhaps includes a few well chosen photographs from our field sites.…
Teaching Fellow in Heritage and Museum Studies, – Ref:1616705
UCL Department / Division: UCL Institute of Archaeology
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £37,936 – £41,163 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities:
The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a full-time Teaching Fellow in Heritage and Museum Studies. The post is funded until 31 December 2019 in the first instance. The Teaching Fellow will work closely alongside the MA in Cultural Heritage Studies Coordinator, MA in Museum Studies Coordinator, and other Heritage Section staff in assisting with teaching core and option courses to postgraduate students and contributing more generally to the organisation of teaching in the Institute of Archaeology at UCL as required. This will include lecturing, designing and running taught practicals, supervising dissertation training and research, marking assignments, organising and leading taught field visits, and assisting in the recruitment and the content and monitoring of the placements as required.
We are seeking an individual with a PhD in archaeology, anthropology, cultural heritage studies, museum studies, or related field, with a specific focus on heritage or museums, along with teaching experience at Masters level.…