Discussions

CFP: Heritage Diplomacy and Networks of Conservation Knowledge (Abstract Deadline 19/12)

CFP: Heritage Diplomacy and Networks of Conservation Knowledge

Knowledge Transfer and Cultural Exchanges, CHAM International Conference, 

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 15-18 July 2015

Abstract Deadline: 19th Dec 2014

This panel explores how historically and politically fashioned networks of expert knowledge have come to shape international heritage conservation in the modern era.

Welcome to our new editor!

I’m happy to announce Anastasia Pratt has joined the H-Material-Culture editorial team as our new--and first ever--Teaching Resources and Education Editor! We will all benefit greatly as she applies her knowledge and experience to reviving and building our somewhat neglected education resources. Welcome Anastasia!

CFP: Material Culture Caucus at 2015 ASA Conference

The Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association wishes to encourage participation in the 2015 Annual Meeting: “The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance,” October 8-11, 2015, Toronto, Canada. To read the conference Call for Papers please see:

http://www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/page/submit_a_proposal/

Areas of interest related to the theme include (but are not limited to) the material culture of:

CFP: The Impact of ‘Queer’ and ‘Gay’ on Men’s Fashion

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion call for papers Special Focus Issue: The Impact of ‘Queer’ and ‘Gay’ on Men’s Fashion

Guest editor: Dr. Alex Bitterman, Guest Editor

Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion is currently accepting submissions for a special focus issue on the impact of ‘queer’ and ‘gay’ on men’s fashion. The deadline to submit a manuscript for this focus issue is 15 May 2015.

NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers on American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York

American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York

NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

At the Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, New York City, July 6-31, 2015. 

Objects matter. Material culture scholars use artifactual evidence such as consumer goods, architecture, clothing, landscape, decorative arts, and many other types of material.

CFP : African Arts on the Web. Exploring the stakes for online African museums and collections, ECAS 2015 Paris

 Following on Lisbon in 2013, the Sixth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS-6) will take place in Paris 8-10 July 2015 at the Sorbonne. The co-organisers are IMAF (Institut des mondes africains) and LAM (

CFP: Material Culture Special Issue on Consumer Goods

Special Issue: Consumer Goods and Meaning in the New Millennium.

Interdisciplinary interpretations of the meaning of objects in the new millennium increasingly dominate the media, popular culture, and academic research. This special issue, co-edited by Joseph Scarpaci and Sara Beth Keough, will examine interpretations of the meanings of material culture that go beyond the journal's traditional focus on landscape, and explore the material world(s) of consumer goods and objects both in vernacular and modern spheres of consumptions.

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