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CFP: Mnemonics 2015: Memory and Materialism

Mnemonics 2015: Memory and Materialism

Call for papers – deadline extended

For the fourth edition of its annual summer school, the Mnemonics network, an international collaborative initiative for graduate education in memory studies, invites paper proposals that address the relations between materialities and cultural memory.

Seeking participants for doctoral research on images as historical evidence

Dear Colleagues:

Have you used digitized archival photographs as historical evidence in your scholarly activities?

I am a doctoral candidate in the School of Information & Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill.  As part of my doctoral research, I am seeking to conduct interviews with individuals who have used digitized photographs in their scholarly activities (teaching, publications, presentations, or related research pursuits). 

No More Material Culture

As I’m sure many of you have read, the President of the Material Culture Association, Dr. Prudence Fleeting, has announced a radical shift for our beloved organization. In her recent blog post she writes, “It is with great optimism that I announce we will be changing the name and remit of the MCA to the ICCY. A shifting of focus within academia as well as in the broader culture to the digital, the virtual, compels us to adapt from away from the study of bits of pieces to the study of bits and bytes.

CFP: From One Thing to Another: Technologies of Representation in Design and Making

Reminder CFP: 4S Conference 2015, Open Panel - Deadline March 29, 2015

From one thing to another: Technologies of representation in design and making
Panel Chairs:
Arlene Oak, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta (aoak@ualberta.ca)
Claire Nicholas, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta
(cn4@ualberta.ca)

CFP: Third Annual Future of Places Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, June 29 - July 1

CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference in Stockholm

Abstract Deadline April 1, 2015 

Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ax:son Johnson Foundation, together with its partners UN-Habitat and Project for Public Spaces, are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. 

CFP: "After the War, A New Beginning? A Comparative Examination of Reading Primers Published and Used in 1945 in Europe" (Germany) WORKSHOP, Nov. 2015

Reading primers are among the educational media that are of particular significance in times of emphatic political change. 70 years after the end of World War II the development, design, content and use of reading primers in European countries in 1945 will be addressed, from a comparative perspective, in a workshop scheduled for November 13-14, 2015 in Braunschweig (Germany)

Opportunity for Students to Explore Historic Shipwrecks in Bermuda

The University of Rhode Island has posted information on the Museum of Underwater Archaeology about their 2015 summer field school in underwater archaeology.  This is a great opportunity for students looking for hands on experience surveying shipwrecks in a beautiful environment.  You can see their post here:  https://muablog.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/university-of-rhode-island-2015-summer-field-scho...

Shipwreck Remains of HMS Solebay

In 1782 the 28-gun, sixth-rate frigate HMS Solebay was destroyed by her
crew to prevent her capture by the French in a naval engagement off the
island of Nevis.  In 2010, 228 years after her destruction, a small team
of researchers located Solebay’s remains.  A year later underwater
archaeologist Chris Cartellone studied the site to see what the material
culture remaining on the sea floor could tell us about the past.
Cartellone shared his experiences through his online project journal
“Nevis Shipwrecks: Project Solebay” on the Museum of Underwater

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