Conferences

Workshop: Making Things Speak: Objects, Commodities, and Societies in Historical Perspective

Making Things Speak: Objects, Commodities, and Societies in Historical Perspective Workshop at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin June 23-25, 2011 Registration deadline: June 21, 2011 The “Making Things Speak” workshop investigates objects and their agency — how they are transformed (or not) by their uses and contexts and how they impact human lives. The past twenty-five … Continue reading

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Exhibitions

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Exhibition

Eco-Fashion: Going Green Fashion & Textile History Gallery May 26 – November 13, 2010 The Museum at FIT presents Eco-Fashion: Going Green, an exhibition exploring the evolution of the fashion industry’s multifaceted and complex relationship with the environment. By examining the past two centuries of fashion’s good—and bad— environmental and ethical practices, Eco-Fashion: Going Green … Continue reading

Calls for Papers / Conferences

CFP: Material Culture, Craft & Community

Material Culture, Craft & Community: Negotiating Objects Across Time & Place (20-21 May 2011, University of Alberta, Canada) This interdisciplinary conference will explore the varied expressions of craft – material, cultural, social – in past and present societies. Craft practice has a rich history and remains vibrant today, sustaining communities while negotiating cultures. Craft-made goods … Continue reading

Scholarships/Awards

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award: Fashion for the High Street

Closing Date: Monday 26th May 2010 Background Applications are invited for this AHRC-funded three year collaborative doctoral award, entitled ‘Fashion for the High Street. The design and making of menswear in Leeds 1945-1980’, tenable in the School of History at the University of Leeds, in partnership with Leeds Museums and Galleries. This project will investigate … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Sex Lives of Robots

A temporary installation currently displayed in the exhibition Spotlight on the Permanent Collection SPOTLIGHT ON AN ARTIST: Michael Sullivan For more than twenty years Michael Sullivan has worked as an animator, prop fabricator and lighting designer. The showcased figures “The Creation of Man”, “The Insemination of Lulu 95304” and “Iron Hole” were prepared especially for … Continue reading

Calls for Papers

CFP: Material Culture, Craft & Community

Material Culture, Craft & Community: Negotiating Objects Across Time & Place (20-21 May 2011, University of Alberta, Canada) This interdisciplinary conference will explore the varied expressions of craft – material, cultural, social – in past and present societies. Craft practice has a rich history and remainsB vibrant today, sustaining communities while negotiating cultures. Craft-made goods … Continue reading