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Deadline: September 23, 2019
The Herbert D. Katz Center at The University of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the 2020–2021 academic year on the theme of America’s Jewish Questions.
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Dear H-Material Culture Community,
For the many who have expressed an interest, and any latecomers, here is the link to the free educational science paper, giving instruction on The Algorithmic Method For Translating MS408: https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004653
From member Wayne Brew:
Join us in Detroit for the 51st Annual Conference of the International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture! The conference will be held Wednesday October 9th- Saturday October 12th, 2019 in the heart of Detroit. You can view more details about the conference and the call for papers here: http://pioneeramerica.org/annualmeeting2019callforpapers.html. Abstracts are due by September 5.
The new issue of Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society has published!
Ethics and Politics of Material in Architecture
Workshop at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut
Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51, 50122 Florence
11 - 12 July 2019
Organized by Hana Gründler, Albert Kirchengast, Achim Reese, Katharine Stahlbuhk
Snow globes are childhood’s wintery dreamlands, so powerful an allegory that they appear in films, television series, and commercials to carry spectators into a holiday happily-ever-after. During the holiday season, should a snow globe not be readily available from a nearby toy chest or shelf, you can download a snowglobe app for both iPhone and Android, transforming your quotidian emails and social media sites. The ongoing popularity of these iconic pop culture objects, now transformed to the digital realm, gives pause to ask: why snow globes?
(oops: Roundup link above goes to blank page. Great resource if only we could get to it... thanks)
Editors note: I should have caught that. Sorry. Here's the link: https://networks.h-net.org/node/84048/pages/111820/academic-podcast-roundup
Occasional Objects series
The scrolling images to left are from H-Material-Culture's "Occasional Objects" series--a periodic informal examination of objects sent in by our subscribers. View the full collection, read the essays, and add your contribution here in Occasional Objects.