CFP: Exploring the Social Fabric of the Past – Material Culture and Technological Approaches to the Study of Attire

A regular session at the 20th annual EAA Meeting in Istanbul (10-14 September 2014) (Session Number T03S009 under the general theme 'Ancient Technologies in Social Context')

“Capturing Nature: Instruments, Specimens, Art”

Here's news of an interesting gallery exhibition: “Capturing Nature: Instruments, Specimens, Art,”

Not just materiality in several sciences here, but art, communication, questions of curating it all, museumization, teaching....truly a heroic collaborative effort, and all from a bunch of first year students!

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Bard Graduate Center - Research Fellowship

Object of the Week: The Junior Home Play Book

After Rita Andrade’s post, I started thinking about objects that point users to other objects and the double layers of meaning this can reveal. Rita’s object was a text, and so is this one, but I wonder if they always must be? “Directions” and "instructions" come to mind, but I wonder if there are objects that are not print that point their user to use other objects? 



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