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Call for Papers: Cultural Heritage and Technology

Via Ewa Manikowska, Institute of Art of the Polish Academy of Sciences

The project “Digital Heritage in Cultural Conflicts” (DigiCONFLICT), in cooperation with Editorial Board of the biannual “Santander Art and Culture Law Review” (SAACLR), is pleased to announce a Call for Papers on the impact of the digital turn on cultural heritage law and policy.

The rapidly-evolving digital technologies are affecting every major aspect of cultural heritage – its preservation, management, and enjoyment – and their application in this realm is ever more taken for granted. Stimulated just 15 years ago by the Google Books project, the first initiative of such global reach and breath, digitization – nowadays the heart of national and supranational policies worldwide – is profoundly shifting the traditional approach to heritage, based on the ideas of preservation, access, and education, to a global, economic, and contemporaneously-focused perspective rooted in the core of technological development.…

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ERC Research Group Indigeneities in the 21st Century: 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships and 1 Doctoral Position

Via Philipp Schorch, Munich

Available from 1 April 2020 for the duration of 3 years (with the possibility of extension) at salary grade TVL 13 (Postdoc 100 %, Doctoral Position 75%).

The ERC-funded project ‘Indigeneities in the 21st Century’ (2019-2024) attempts to understand how indigenous actors have evolved from ‘vanishing people’ to global players. While the label ‘indigeneity’ circulates globally, it is also defined as a place-based marker of identity. This project breaks new ground by incorporating both dimensions – global circulation and local experience – in a common framework. It does so by studying entangled indigeneities as transregional and transcultural formations along the transpacific intersections between North and South America, Australia and the South Pacific. The project deploys historical, ethnographic and experimental museum methods, and is located at the disciplinary intersections between anthropology, art, history and philosophy.…

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2020/21 Fellowship Competition: Royal Museums Greenwich

2020/21 Fellowship Competition: Royal Museums Greenwich (deadline 6 October)

Royal Museums Greenwich (which comprises the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and Cutty Sark) has a well-established programme supporting high-quality research providing new perspectives on our collections. Fellowships are stipendiary, and can run for a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 months. Applications should engage with our thematic priorities which include:

  • The migration of people, objects and ideas
  • British identities in imperial, post-colonial and global contexts
  • Human perspectives on the modern maritime world
  • Understandings of nation, community and identity in museum practice
  • Developments in citizen heritage, public engagement and heritage science
  • Female patronage, art, architecture and performance in the Stuart court
  • Naval/military uniform and concerns regarding status, display and identity

Engagement with our collections is essential, and we welcome applications from within a wide range of disciplines and cross-disciplinary approaches.…

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Call for Papers: Materializing the Transient: Ethnographies and Museums in the Study of (Forced) Migration

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Call for Papers:

“Materializing the Transient: Ethnographies and Museums in the Study of (Forced) Migration”

Göttingen, May 14–16, 2020

About the conference

Materiality is a fundamental dimension of migration which is closely linked to temporality and has only recently made its way into the scope of migration research. During journeys of migration, people take things with them, or they lose or find things along the way. Journeys themselves are framed by objects like borders, passports, tents and other camp infrastructures, boats, and not least mobile phones. For people on the move, some of these things can arouse memories, some are linked with powerlessness or loss, some with hopes and aspirations, while other things lose their relevance along the way.

This conference is hosted by the BMBF-funded research project “On the materiality of (forced) migration”, which aims to study the material dimension of hopes and expectations that characterize experiences of migration.

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Lecturer or Associate Professor (5 Positions) at University of Leicester School of Museum Studies

Salary details: Grade 8 £39,609 to £48,677 or Grade 9 £51,630 to £58,089 per annum

Hours per week: 37.5

Advert closes midnight on: 08 Jul 2019

Apply here

One of the finest and most interdisciplinary research and teaching departments in the UK (RAE2008/REF2014), the School of Museum Studies is recognised as at the global forefront in its field. It is a collective of committed individuals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds – sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, art history, geography, media and communication studies, learning technology, cultural policy and others – who put museums, galleries and heritage at the centre of debates on social justice, health and wellbeing, development and conflict, nation-making, cultural policy, digital change, the artworld, institutionalism, curatorial practice and more.

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Vacancy: Research Coordinator / Senior Researcher

The Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam), together with the Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal) and Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden) have been part of the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (NMVW) since 2014. The Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam became a partner of the NMVW in May 2017 and shares both the collection and mission of the NMVW. The Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC) is a flagship research institute within these four museums and serves as a focal point for research on ethnographic collections in the Netherlands.

At the RCMC we pursue the museum’s mission, through a critical questioning of what it means to responsibly share a world with others. We are committed to fostering innovative research and making this accessible to broad and diverse publics. Under the supervision of and together with the Head of the RCMC, the Research Coordinator / Senior Researcher set the course developing and implementing the research agenda for the Center, with a focus on building the (inter)national research profile of the Center.

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Encounters on the Shop Floor

How can we harness the knowledge of the maker for the 21st century?

The knowledge created through making, sometimes called ‘embodied’ or ‘tacit’, is fundamental to life and how we understand the V&A’s collections. Innate within the arts, humanities, sciences and medicine, this knowledge is now at serious risk of being lost. Join us at this V&A Research Institute symposium as we develop a manifesto placing this knowledge at the heart of our future.
Day tickets can be booked via the Contact Centre 020 7942 2000, concessions available.

This international symposium will develop strategies for championing the value and usability of embodied knowledge in learning, the workplace and society. Artists, makers, educationalists, manufacturers, anthropologists, neuroscientists, historians, performers, philosophers, social entrepreneurs, surgeons and curators will come together to develop new ways of articulating and showcasing the cultural, social and environmental potential of this knowledge.…

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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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