Public Engagement 2018 2017 2016 2015

CARMAH not only invites persons to speak with us in Berlin, but also actively contributes to debates and dialogues at other institutions all over the world, as well as in the press. Below you can read about some of our research activities outside of CARMAH and our engagement with the wider academic and museum community.

2018

August 28-30, 2018

Talk

Family memory, the 1884 grave robbery in the lower Kuiseb and human remains in Berlin

Larissa Förster, Dag Henrichsen and Hans Axasi #Eichab give at talk at the conference "Past, Present and Future of Namibian Heritage" organised by the University of Windhoek (Namibia), Museums Association of Namibia (Windhoek) and University of Basel and taking place in Windhoek 

August 28-30, 2018

Talk

Where do “ethnographic” collections from Namibia have a future?

Larissa Förster, Gabriel Schimmeroth and Jonathan Fine give at talk at the conference "Past, Present and Future of Namibian Heritage" organised by the University of Windhoek (Namibia), Museums Association of Namibia (Windhoek) and University of Basel and taking place in Windhoek 

Presentation:

Mediating Wanderlust: Exoticism, Exploration, and the Public Humboldt Forum

Jonas Tinius will be presenting a paper on the mediation and mediatisation of Humboldt and the translation of colonial exploration into a commodified form of Wanderlust in the context of the public reception of the Berlin Humboldt Forum. This is part of a conference organised by Frederic Keck, Rupert Stasch, Julien Clement, Nicolas Garnier, and Aurelie Condevaux in conjunction with an exhibition at the museum. Both problematise constructions of otherness and exoticism. More information and a programme can be found here: http://www.jonastinius.com/uploads/1/7/6/7/17674217/fr_depliant_antropologie_bd_pl.pdf 

Talk

Die Empfehlungen des Deutschen Museumsbundes zum Umgang mit menschlichen Überresten (2013): Kritik aus der Perspektive der Rückfordernden

Larissa Förster gives a talk at the workshop »Umgang. Menschliche Überreste in Museen und Universitätssammlungen«, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden, 4.5.2018. 

Press Coverage:

Duane Jethro on the Social Significance of Human Remains in South Africa

In an interview with the journalist Lucinda Jolly, Duane Jethro thinks about a video installation by the famous South African artist Penny Siopis ('Lay Bare Beside') in relation to the Prestwich Street Memorial, which contains the remains of slaves excavated during urban construction work, and the social significance of human remains in South Africa.  

2017

Public dialogue:

VI Dialogue - Decolonise Our Reflections

Jonas Tinius, dialogue held within the collaboration between the Cité Internationale des arts and l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 'Concrete Mirror - the interstice of anthropology and visual art', La Colonie, Paris 

Symposium:

The Readymade Century

Margareta von Oswald, participant in symposium session 'Readymade Transcultural' , Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin 

Panel discussion:

Future Memories: Erinnerungskultur(en) der Migrationsgesellschaft

Jonas Tinius, Chair and discussant of opening keynote speech and panel with Dr. Christina Johansson (Malmö University, Sweden), Léontine Meijer-van Mensch (Jewish Museum Berlin), and Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński (Vienna Academy of Fine Arts). Workshop in cooperation with the Centre for Metropolitan Studies (Technical University Berlin), W.M. Blumenthal Academy, Jewish Museum Berlin (in German) 

Paneldiscussion:

Gehört Provenienzforschung zur DNA des Humboldt Forums?

Paneldiscussion with Larissa Förster (CARMAH), Johannes Vogel (Natural History Museum, Berlin), Christina Haak (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Viola König (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Hermann Parzinger (Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz), Museen Dahlem, Berlin (in German) 

Seminar:

Collective (In)competence

Katarzyna Puzon, with MMTW, Jornadas Filosóficas de Barcelona, Centre de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona 

Discussion:

'Odarodle'

Margareta von Oswald and Vivian Ziherl, discussion as part of the exhibition 'Odarodle - An imaginary their_story of naturepeoples, 1535-2017', Schwules Museum, Berlin 

Artist talk and book launch:

Bare Lives

Jonas Tinius, with Solvej Ovesen, Mario Rizzi, Charlotte Bank, Ramy Al Asheq, chaired moderation, artist talk, and book presentation for Mario Rizzi’s 'Bare Lives' exhibition. Part of the annual programme 'Unsustainable Privileges' at the Galerie Wedding, Berlin 

Roundtable discussion:

Art and Human Remains: A Discussion of the Ethics of Artistic Work with Historic Collections of Human Remains

Sharon Macdonald, roundtable discussion linked to CCP4 of the TRACES project at the Edinburgh College of Art 

Workshop:

Bilateral Workshop to Initiate a German-Australian Research Network on Human Remains / Sensitive Objects in Colonial Collections and their Repatriation

Larissa Förster, workshop organised by Prof. Dr. Winkelmann (Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg Theodor Fontane), co-organised by Prof. em. Michael Pickering (Loughborough University), National Museum of Australia, Canberra 

2016

Panel discussion:

THING

Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai, HKW Series 'Dictionary of Now #4', Ethnological Museum, Berlin (video included) 

Panel discussion:

Beobachter unter sich: ethnografisches Forschen in der Kunst

Jonas Tinius, Workshop Cobratheater.cobra Netzwerktreffen, Uferstudios für zeitgenössischen Tanz, Berlin 

Panel discussion:

The Anthropologist As Curator: A Roundtable

Sharon Macdonald, 14th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, University of Milano-Bicoccia 

Talk:

Sensory Dimensions of Making Differences and Diversity in Museums

Sharon Macdonald, Ethnological Colloquium, University of Hamburg 

Presentation:

Appropriating Universal Centrality: Containing the World in Berlin’s New Humboldt-Forum

Jonas Tinius & Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Conference 'THE CENTRE CANNOT HOLD? New Monumentality, Neo-Modernism and Other Zombie Urban Utopias', University College London 

World café table:

Museum Ethics

Margareta von Oswald, 'Fellow Me!' Academy of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Leipzig and Halle an der Salle 

2015

November 2015

Invited talk at workshop:

Museums and Public Engagement

Sharon Macdonald, Where is the Pergamon Altar? Visitor Orientation and Managing Expectations in the Pergamon Museum, New York University, Berlin 

October 2015

Invited Lecture to the Auswärtiges Amt (German Foreign Office):

Innovativen Formen Musealer Praxis und neue Umgangsformen mit kulturellem (und naturellen) Erbe

Sharon Macdonald, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin 

Talk:

Art is/as transcultural? The transcultural potential of the museum

Sharon Macdonald, Transkulturelle Kunstgeschichten in Museen, Berlin 

May 2015

Press coverage:

Verleihung der Humboldt-Professuren: Neue Museumskonzepte zur Völkerverständigung

WDR 5, interview with Sharon Macdonald (audio), May 2015