Peter McIsaac gives a talk about musealization, the history of medical collections, gender, and popular anatomy exhibition in Germany.
Feel invited to have a look at our Reflections page where you’ll find out which meanings underlie saving money in Germany (Hadas Weiss), how Gabriel Schimmeroth experienced the book launch Proveniezforschung zu ethnografischen Sammlungen der Kolonialzeit. Postitionen in der aktuellen Debatte’, and how Tal Adler experienced ‘the ever growing and transforming, unattended, unregulated visitor-made commemorative exhibition’ at the Mauthausen Memorial.
On 28 June, the ‘Dead Images’ exhibition opens with a conversation, facilitated by Sam Alberti (National Museums Scotland), between Tal Adler (Humboldt University of Berlin) and Charlotte Roberts (University of Durham). This will be followed by a one-day international conference on 29 June that brings together individuals concerned with collections of human skulls, including artists, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians.
New publication: Provenienzforschung zu ethnologischen Sammlungen der Kolonialzeit. Positionen in der aktuellen Debatte
The e-book on the conference of the same name, held on April 7th & 8th of 2017 at the Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich, was edited by Larissa Förster, Iris Edenheiser, Sarah Fründt, and Heike Hartmann.
What is cultural heritage? Increasing designations of monuments, buildings, and objects as cultural heritage make Sharon Macdonald propose that maybe we’d better ask “What is not cultural heritage?” Find out more about her notion by clicking here.
Also, a World Café in May 2018 will dedicate itself to an anthropologically coined search for common ground: “Rethinking (Islamic) Heritage in Europe”. Find all details here.
Department seminar series: Conjunctures and Creations - Anthropological Transformations/Transforming Anthropology
This upcoming semester, CARMAH is hosting the department seminar series jointly with the Institute of European Ethnology. The series is organised by Jonas Tinius, Tahani Nadim, Sharon Macdonald and features a set of international speakers as well as roundtables, panels, masterclasses, and evening lectures on transformations of anthropology and anthropological transformations. Feel free to join! A detailed schedule can be found here.