In previous issues, the Journal of Festive Studies explored the emerging academic sub-field of festive studies (broadly defined) and the politics of carnival. For this issue, we follow Peter-Paul Verbeek’s advice and look at “the things themselves,” i.e. at the material culture in which carnivals and other festivities are rooted (Verbeek, 2005).
I am pleased to announce that registration has opened for this Conference, to be held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May 2019. Full details of the programme and a link to booking registration are now available at
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the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany is currently preparing a special and traveling exhibition entitled "Cosmos Coffee". It will feature coffee as global product from an intersectional perspective including biological, chemical, technical, economic and cultural sections.