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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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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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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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