WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES
MATERIAL CULTURE IN TRANSIT
Sept 3- 10 2020
A conference that brought together curators and scholars working actively within academic and museal institutions around the world to discuss spatiotemporal movements of material culture, with the understanding that meanings are generated not only within the contexts objects were created but also in the spaces they traverse.
24 June-July 6. Cambridge, Massachusetts
An intense two-week course of study, faculty members and graduate students from around the world convened at Harvard University to explore drama, theatre, and performance from various historical and theoretical perspectives. Participants worked with an international faculty of distinguished scholars in one of two daily seminars on overarching theoretical and methodological topics related to the theme.
OBJETOS RITUALS EM
-UMA OFICINA DE CRÍTICA ICÔNICA
June 7-8 2019. São Paulo, Brazil.
O workshop procura escrutinar as impressões da mobilidade transcultural da cultura material em termos de política de identidade dos indivíduos e grupos, no nível das diversas instituições (mercados, terreiros, museus etc.). Abre-se para um olhar mais atento sobre as conotações mutáveis dos objetos materiais, suas implicações e narrativas que suscitam críticas às suposições comumente aceitas. Por meio da investigação das relações entre os
objetos e seus lugares, agentes e significados, este workshop interdisciplinar convida
religiosos, acadêmicos, artistas e críticos a discutir e rever conceitos relacionados às
dimensões física e simbólica da cultura material.
TECHNIQUES OF MEMORY
LANDSCAPE, ICONOCLASM, MEDIUM AND POWER
GLOBAL URBAN HUMANITIES INITIATIVE
APRIL 17-18, 2019. Berkeley, California.
Brought together scholars, practitioners, activists and artist to think about monuments, memorial landscapes, iconoclasm, mediums and materiality, as well as memory politics and power from the unique interdisciplinary standpoint.
GLOBAL TRACES: ART PRACTICE, ETHNOGRAPHY, CONTESTED HERITAGE.
7-8 February 2019. Oslo, Norway.
This conference aims to present innovative and creative ethnographic perspectives on the intersection between art, anthropology and contested cultural heritage. One part of the conference will showcase ethnographic work with "TRACES: Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritages with the Arts
ALTERITY REVISITED - A CLOSER LOOK AT TRANSPOSITIONS OF A TRAVELING CONCEPT IN THE HUMANITIES
7-8 December 2018. Lucern, Switzerland.
The workshop sought to trace and map the transpositions of the concept of alterity in an interdisciplinary context shaped by an almost uncontrollable methodological and theoretical eclecticism. Keynote lectures by the two invited professors, Christine Abbt (University of Lucerne) and Thomas Claviez (University of Bern) framed the discussions of seminal texts theorizing alterity.
MEDIATIZATION OF CULTURE: CONSTRUCTING NEW TEXTS AND PRACTICES. RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMY OF NATIONAL ECONOMY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SCHOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE HUMANITIES
Nov. 30 - Dec 1 2018. Moscow, Russia
Theoretical approaches to the research on mediatization. What concepts and methods should researchers use to take into account the changing media environment? How productive is it to use classical theoretical resources under these conditions? If a significant area of human interaction goes into the media field, how can we observe it? - Mediatization of academic knowledge.
April 19-20 2018. Bern, Switzerland.
The aim of this interdisciplinary workshop was to examine practices of knowledge production since the 16th century, by focusing on their visuality and materiality. It sought to investigate how images, objects, and texts interact, and how these interplays shape the disciplines of art history and anthropology, among others.