Friday, March 7, 2014
Department of Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University Steinhardt
239 Greene Street, Floor 8
New York, NY 10003
This one-day workshop in NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication will consider emergent approaches to media, materiality, and infrastructure. It is inspired by the recent expansion in research on the materiality of media and communication, undertaken in diverse scholarly lineages ranging from material culture, to urban studies, to German media-theory inspired media archaeology. The workshop will explore questions such as: how are new forms of material assemblage affecting mediation? What new forms of agency, sociality, and connectivity are at play? What kinds of materialist approaches are necessary to come to grips with the shifts in media infrastructure? It is our hope that the session will serve as a forum to foreground critical questions on media and materiality, and to connect and advance projects on these topics.
We request that participants register for full-day participation in order to assure a continuous conversation as well as stakeholders for future directions based on this workshop.
As part of the Bard Graduate Center’s commitment to making our innovative programming more widely available and so shaping the global discourse about the cultural history of the material world, we will be live-streaming our seminar series and symposia on the BGC’s channel (which also features an archive of previously streamed events).
In addition, remove viewers will now have the opportunity to join the discussion remotely via twitter, either with questions or comments, by tagging their posts with #BGCTV. During seminars and symposia, the faculty convener will review this feed and ask the speaker(s) questions drawn from twitter.
For a full schedule of 2014 lectures and events, see our calendar.
Our list of live-streaming events for Spring 2014 includes:
Call For Papers
Thinking with Things, 1500-1940:
An interdisciplinary material culture workshop for graduate students
25th April 2014
Deadline for abstract submission: 3rd March 2014
Keynote speaker: Dr Spike Bucklow, Hamilton Kerr Institute, Cambridge
Closing Remarks: Dr Katy Barrett, Royal Museums, Greenwich
Thinking with Things is a one-day workshop to be held on Friday 25th
April, 2014 at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and
Humanities (CRASSH), at the University of Cambridge. Research students
from any discipline within the arts, social sciences, and humanities are
invited to submit proposals for papers, and/or panels of three papers,
that consider how ‘things’ can put a new perspective on the past. This
workshop is affiliated with the ‘Things: Comparing Material Cultures’
seminar series at CRASSH www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/
24th-25th March 2014
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Cambridge
Booking for our major March conference is now open.
To book go to:
For more details email Ali Clark ac912 (at) cam.ac.uk
March 24th, from 5.30pm, a wine reception and dinner at Corpus Christi College.
March 25th, 9.30am-6pm, one day conference in the McCrum Lecture Theatre, followed at 6.30pm by the opening of an exhibition on Tapa cloth in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
All fees include the wine reception, dinner, conference, conference catering and exhibition reception.
A workshop titled “(Mis-)Representing Cultures and Objects- Critical
Approaches to Museological Collections” is being conducted at the
University of Stirling on 16 May 2014.
The workshop will critically examine, from a postcolonial context, the ways
in which global cultures and associated materials have been represented in
the contexts of museums. For more, please see:
Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts of approximately 300
words is 7 February 2014.
Rajalakshmi Nadadur Kannan
School of Arts and Humanities
University of Stirling
Ohio State University, Department of History of Art
Columbus, OH, April 11 - 12, 2014
Proposals due: January 17, 2014 (extended deadline)
This conference seeks papers that address and examine the shifting trajectories and connected histories of individual objects and ideologies across time and space. Over the last decade, there has been increased interest in network culture in ancient cultures, the early modern world, and postmodern globalization. This conference will focus on the ways in which material culture – singular artworks, objects, and technologies – reveals what Sanjay Subrahmanyam proposes as “the at times fragile threads that connect the globe.” In paying particular attention to perhaps paradoxical heterogeneity and following the “fragile threads” of memory, history, and culture, this conference confronts and questions historical and cultural transmission across time and space.
Bard Graduate Center/ American Museum of Natural History
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Museum Anthropology
The Bard Graduate Center invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship jointly appointed at the Bard Graduate Center and in the Anthropology Division and the Richard Gilder Graduate School of the American Museum of Natural History. The fellow’s project should focus on an aspect of material culture within Oceania (including not only Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, but also Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines), and should make use of the AMNH collection. Ph.D. in Anthropology or related fields required.
13th EASA Biennial Conference
Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution
– innovation and continuity in an interconnected world
Dept of Social & Cultural Anthropology, Estonian Institute of Humanities, Tallinn Univ. Estonia
31st July – 3rd August, 2014
Call for Panels now open and closes on December 9.
Call for Films closes: 13 Jan 2014
Call for Laboratories closes 27 Feb 2014
Call for Papers opens 27 December and closes 27 Feb 2014