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Materiality and politics in Latin America.

Objetos Poderosos

 

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.…

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Call for Panels: Art Materiality and Representation

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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.…

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Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies – UCL Institute of Archaeology

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.…

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Call for Papers: Journal for Art Market Studies – Issue on “Translocations and the Art Market”

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”

www.fokum-jams.org

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.…

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Teaching Fellow in Heritage and Museum Studies, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Teaching Fellow in Heritage and Museum Studies, – Ref:1616705 

UCL Department / Division: UCL Institute of Archaeology

Grade: 7

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. 

Key Requirements:

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.…

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Two Post-docs in Berlin: Translocations

Via Merten Lagatz

There is are two post-doctoral positions at the Technische Universität Berlin, department for art history, under Prof. Bénédicte Savoy. The two post-doc positions will be available starting September 1, 2017 within the project cluster “Translocations.” The research project will study large-scale displacements of cultural assets from antiquity to the 20th century.

 Further information about the project and the positions is available in the attached job posting, which also can be found online:tub.stellenticket.de/de/offers/33306/, as well as on the website of the project: www.kuk.tu-berlin.de/menue/translocations/parameter/en

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The Hub Award: Collaborative Residency at the Wellcome Institute

via Alice Carey, Wellcome Institute

We are delighted to announce that Wellcome is now accepting applications for a new group of residents in The Hub, beginning at the end of 2018. The grant supports an interdisciplinary group of researchers and creative minds to collaborate on a project of up to 2 years and £1m which explores the cultural and social contexts of health. Wellcome will be holding two open days in The Hub (3-6pm Tuesday 14th March and Wednesday 12th April 2017) which will provide potential applicants with the opportunity to see the space and hear from Wellcome staff and the current Hub residents. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network and find potential collaborators. If you would like to attend one of the open days please register your interest here. For more details about what the award is, who can apply, how to apply, deadlines and contact details please visit The Hub Award page.

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Marketplace Icon series at Consumption Markets & Culture

From Jonathan Schroeder, Editor at Large, Consumption Markets & Culture Rochester Institute of Technology, New York

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The “Marketplace Icons” section of Consumption Markets & Culture features over 20 short papers which discuss a basic aspect of the marketplace – something that we cannot imagine living without. The series is intended to provide concise, useful, thought-provoking reflections on a set of icons essential to consumption markets and/or culture. Recent topics include Gary Cross on collecting, Michelle Weinberger on gifts, Rohit Varman on curry, Daniel Miller on denim, and Orvar Löfgren on mess. They are freely available for a limited time.

More information can be found here: explore.tandfonline.com/page/bes/gcmc-marketplace

 

 

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Call for Submissions for the John Collier Jr Award for visual excellence in the use of still photography

The John Collier Jr. Award for Still Photography is awarded periodically to an author or photographer whose publication, exhibit, website, or other multimedia production exemplifies the use of still photographs (both historical and contemporary) for research and communication of anthropological knowledge.  The submission must have a strong visual research perspective along with being good documentary photography and be within five years of the original publication date.

The project must be nominated by a current member of the American Anthropology Association and include a letter of consent of the person nominated. A letter of nomination from the AAA member and the supporting material (including name, book title or exhibit, website or multimedia production, publisher, author’s mailing address, phone and email) should accompany three copies of the creative work and be sent to the Committee Chairperson, which must be received by the deadline below.…

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Our Lives with Electric Things: Call for Contributions

Jamie Cross, University of Edinburgh

Call for Contributions (max 300 words)
In: Cultural Anthropology / Theorizing the Contemporary

Our lives with electric things are positively charged with meaning. Our bodies are electric, our hearts and minds pulsing with electrical activity. Electric things have hope and anxiety, possibility and danger. Our electric attachments are sacred and profane, personal and political. Electrically powered things mediate human sociality across time and space just as they mediate our ecological and inter-species relationships. At the beginning of the 21st century, in an epoch (the electrocene, perhaps) defined simultaneously by the global abundance and unevenness of electricity supply, our electric things simultaneously shock us into action and insulate us from change. Just as electrically powered goods, devices and appliances have transformed our possibilities for reproducing, nurturing and sustaining life (coming to define ideas of the good life) so too have they created new possibilities for controlling, managing, exploiting and ending life.

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