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CFP: All the Beauty of the World. The Western Market for non-European Artefacts (18th-20th century)

The Institute for Art History / Center for Art Market Studies at Technical University Berlin, together with the CNRS and LabexTransfer Paris, have announced their international symposium:
All the Beauty of the World:
The Western Market for non-European Artefacts (18th-20th century)
Berlin, Germany
13.10. – 15.10.2016
Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2016
  • Conference language is English.
  • Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, and preference will be given to proposals that stimulate dialogue and engage with broader topics.
  • Please send proposals (max. 300 words) with a short academic CV to c.howald@tu-berlin.de by 15 February 2016 at the latest.
  • Selected speakers will be notified by 15 March 2016. Financial assistance with travel expenses for speakers may be available (subject to grant approval).
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The Distributed Effects of Alfred Gell

Distributed Object

Book Review:

Distributed Objects: Meaning and Mattering after Alfred Gell.

Edited by Liana Chua and Mark Elliot

Berghahn Books (London & New York), 2013

 

 

By Fiona P. McDonald (University College London)

 

According to Georgina Born in Distributed Objects: Meaning and Mattering after Alfred Gell, “we all have our own Alfred Gell” (p. 130). Therefore, I too must admit to having my own Alfred Gell—one more clearly understood to me after exploring an entire volume dedicated to what can best be summarized as profound scholarly reflections on the distributed effects of Alfred Gell’s endeavor to identify an anthropological theory of art in his Art and Agency: An Anthropological Theory (1998). Distributed Objects is a captivating pendant piece to Gell’s original publication.…

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Reading Artifacts Summer Institute 2013

Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottawa
August 19-23, 2013

This week long intensive session held at the Canada Science and Technology
Museum introduces participants to the use of artifacts as a documentary
source for their research work. Don’t just rely on statistics when talking
the development of North America. Learn how to look at the three
dimensional objects that provided the underpinnings for that technological
development and thereby use those findings to bolster your thesis. Learn
to dissect an artifact so it can tell you the sometimes hidden story of
its use.

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ALMA Art Meets Artefacts

Detail of Jan van Eyck, "The Three Marys at the Tomb," c. 1430-35, panel, 71,5 x 90 cm, inv. 2449 (OK), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam

Detail of Jan van Eyck, “The Three Marys at the Tomb,” c. 1430-35, panel, 71,5 x 90 cm, inv. 2449 (OK), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam

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ALMA links these depictions of pre-industrial objects, dating from the late Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, in paintings and prints to examples of similar material objects. The ALMA database can be searched extensively for the relation between object and depiction. Research results are published in the ALMA showcase.

Cooking pots,  pass glasses, bellarmine jugs, spoons, wine jugs, paintings and pilgrim badges… These are just a few of the many artefacts that have been depicted by European artists through the centuries. ALMA links these depictions of pre-industrial objects, dating from the late Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, in paintings and prints to examples of similar material objects.…

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Experiments in (and out of) the studio: Art and Design Methods for Science and Technology Studies

Tuesday October 16th, 2012
10:30AM-5:30PM

Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen

The organizers invite participation in an interdisciplinary one-day hands-on workshop on emerging methods of critical practice in science and technology studies, in particular methods that engage with art and design as well as performance and exhibition. Ultimately, we aim to refine our understanding and also intervene in the way that objects can stimulate and embody critique in STS.

If you are interested in participating, please send a brief (3-5 sentences) expression of interest and a short 250-word bio or CV to Dehlia Hannah dh2058@columbia.edu by October 8th at 5pm EST. Please put ‘Pre-EASST Workshop’ in the subject heading.

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