A recent article, courtesy of Raymond June (@raymondjune), on a new effort in South Australia Museum which archives and makes accessible 30,000 artefacts of aboriginal material culture in Australia. To learn more about this ambitious new exhibition, read the article here.
A Symposium at the Library of Congress
Sept. 26-27, 2013
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will hold a symposium entitled Cultural Heritage Archives: Networks, Innovation & Collaboration on Sept. 26-27, 2013.
The symposium is free and open to the public. Cultural heritage archives serve as valuable repositories of memory and knowledge that document the ongoing community-based creativity of individuals and groups. During the past decade, there has been an increasing acknowledgement of the value and power of developing such archives at all levels, from very local and informal collections to large national and international repositories.
The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. It will also provide a forum for new voices to present and discuss emerging archival initiatives as well as case studies focused on several key topics for a public audience. The symposium will combine longer presentations by invited speakers with short papers generated through this call.
CCO Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images is an online resource for the data archiving of objects and images.
13- 14 February, 2013 Senate House, London
Memories of Conflict, Conflicts of Memory
13- 14 February, 2013
Senate House, London
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies
Faculty Institute of Graduate Studies, University College London
Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory
There are very few facets of public and private life that are not affected by cultural memories of war and conflict. Recent academic scholarship has also been revolutionised as experts on literature, cinema, history, area studies, sociology, anthropology and many others attempt to theorise the memory-narratives of the last century marked by unprecedented totalitarian regimes, coup d’états, military confrontations, popular movements and what Alain Badiou recently called the passion for the real.
This interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which memories of wars and conflicts of the twentieth century are constructed, resisted, appropriated and debated in contemporary culture. The conference will provide a space for dialogue and interchange of ideas among scholars researching on memory issues related to different regions of the globe. In particular, we are interested in discussing the tensions between local and transnational memory-narratives, official and subversive forms of commemoration, hegemonic and alternative conceptions of remembering.
NODEM 2012 Hong Kong
“Future Culture: [In]tangible Heritage | Design | Cross Media”
5 – 7 December 2012
A special session will be held as part of NODEM 2012, organised by DIHA (Digital Intangible Heritage in Asia).
The aim of this special session is to provide a platform for museum curators, educators, digital media specialists, linguists, designers and others in these related industries to present the challenges in their respective fields with a view to promote opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. We believe that collaboration at this level will spark major breakthroughs in highlighting awareness of intangible heritage in Asia.
Project abstracts are invited on all aspects from the following sub-fields including, but not limited to:
- curating intangible heritage in museums
- interface and design of digital media for the exhibition of intangible heritage
- meaning-making and the interpretation of intangible heritage exhibitions
- the role of language and cultural knowledge repositories in the conservation of intangible heritage
- innovative ways of accessing intangible heritage resources
Submissions are welcome from researchers, developers, curators and exhibition designers. Please submit your abstract (300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 August 2012. Participants will be notified about the status of their submission by 1 September 2012.
For more information, click here.