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Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel

Ethics in Material Culture Research


Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel

Ethnography as a Literary Form

Institute of Social Anthropology, Bern.

Religions of the Afro-Caribbean

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Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel

The Afro-Atlantic: Religions and Societies

 Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel

Object Worlds: Reading Material Culture

Institute of Social Anthropology & Institute of Art History University of Bern

Ethics in Provenance Research

Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern.

Reading Material Culture

In Collaboration with:

Musée d'ethnographie de Genève (MEG)

An International Conference

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.

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Objetos Rituals em
Transformaçao Cultural
-Uma Oficina de crítica icónica.

A Workshop

Co-organised with Prof. Vagner Gonçalves da Silva, the workshop scrutinised the impressions of the cross-cultural mobility of material culture as entangled with the identity politics of individuals and groups at the level of the various institutions (markets, candomblé Terreiros, museums, etc.). It took closer looks at changing connotations of material objects, their implications and narratives that give rise to criticism of commonly accepted assumptions. Through research into the relationships between objects and their places, agents and meanings. The interdisciplinary workshop invited religious leaders, scholars, artists and critics to discuss and review concepts related to the
physical and symbolic dimensions of material culture.

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