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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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