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Weaving Communities

Luciana Martins, Director, Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies,Birkbeck College, London

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The completion in September of a four-year AHRC-funded research project into Andean textiles, Weaving Communities, creates a unique and innovative resource for archaeologists, anthropologists, museum curators, contemporary weavers and the fashion industry. Until now, researchers have had to rely on textile samples in museums to develop their studies, requiring expensive travel to museums spread across the world. This research involves very detailed analysis of weaving techniques and structures which are often difficult to visualise due to their complexity and fragility. Drawing on innovative methodologies, the multidisciplinary and international project based at Birkbeck, University of London, combined work in museum collections and fieldwork, digital documentation and information visualization, and an ontological modelling of the data.…

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The Lives of Property

Amy Hinterberger, Research Fellow, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford
Convened by the BioProperty Research Programme, Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, 20 & 21 September 2012


Objects of property have many lives. This international conference explored the paths that scientific and technological objects travel as they acquire or lose their status as property. Researchers from Europe, North American and Australia gathered at the Ship Street Centre in Oxford to discuss the many lives or property, from art and artefacts to the material travels of waste. The eclectic group of papers were grouped around four central themes: ‘Value, waste and material transitions’, ‘Advocacy and collective ownership’, ‘Artefacts in action’, and ‘Traveling property and the politics of place’.…

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Connecting with Collections: Call for Internships

INTERNSHIPS
£7500 6 month full-time / 10 month 0.6 part-time

We are looking to appoint 5 interns on full- or part-time basis to conduct their own arts and humanities research project with any of the University of Cambridge Museums and collections. Aimed at postgraduate and early career researchers, applicants must have submitted their doctoral thesis or be within 2 years of receiving their doctorate. Priority will be given to those who are or have been Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) award holders and with little or no experience of working in museums. Innovative
and inter-disciplinary research proposals are particularly welcome.

Closing date: 12 October 2012 5pm
Interviews: week beginning Monday 5 November 2012
Internships to start between 19 November 2012 and March 2013

Further information:
maa.cam.ac.uk/home/index.php?a=88&b=job%20opportunities&c=30

Send hard copy of research proposal (400 words), CV (2 pages), letter from supervisor and a copy of doctoral certificate (where applicable) to Dr Alana Jelinek, Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ…

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