The H-Net Network on Material Culture and Vernacular Landscapes and Artifact Preservation will promote and support the study of objects, buildings, sites, structures, landscapes and other material cultural productions as part of the visual record of life.
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The Islamic Manuscript Association
Visit to a collection series
Highlights from the Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
at the University of Pennsylvania
Friday, 30 September at 10am EDT / 3pm GMT / 4pm EET (via Zoom)
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The intense interiors: Architecture & Film Symposium submission deadline is approaching - November 21, 2022 (AoE).
We are proud to announce the Transporting Culture virtual conference. The next in the Historians of Eighteenth Century Art and Architecture (HECAA) Zoom Event Series, it is scheduled for October 20 12:00 EST/17:00 BST – 3:30 EST/20:30 BST.
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Hi, I have written on the materiality of the AK47 rifle among Islamist militants and implications on masculinities among them. The article touches upon the theme of the gendered object. You can find abstract and URL below:
I am an AmeriCorps service member and currently work at an environmental nonprofit in southeastern Massachusetts. As part of my service work, I am collaborating with local Wampanoag groups so as to infuse the nonprofit's conservation mission with indigenous knowledge. One of the groups I'm working with, called the Indigenous Resources Collaborative (IRC), is embarking on an endeavor that involves correlating historical Wampanoag cultural artifacts they have in their possession (for use in an educational exhibit) with native archaeological sites in Massachusetts.
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?
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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.