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Material, Visual and Digital Culture Seminars

Mondays 5-7 pm
Daryll Forde Seminar Room, 2nd floor, 14 Taviton St. 


Spring 2014

13 Jan Christine Guth (History of Design, Royal College of Art)
Theorizing the ritual disposal of needles (hari kuyo) in early modern Japan

20 Jan Nicolas Nova (Haute Ecole Art et Design Geneve)
Exploring people and artifacts, a designerly approach to ethnography

CANCELLED - 27 Jan Petra Karlshoven (Manchester University)
Taxidermy and Its Model: ‘Elastic Rigour’ in Human – Animal Articulations

3 Feb Jana Scholze (Curator of Contemporary Furniture and Product Design, Victoria and Albert Museum)
Ghosts in cases. Collecting the immaterial

10 Feb Noortje Marres (Goldsmiths)
What is Digital Sociology

17 Feb  - Reading week - no seminar

24 Feb Marta Ajmar (Head of Post-Graduate Research, Victoria and Albert Museum)
Placed between the eye and the light: Understanding Materiality and Longue-Durée Cross-Cultural Connections in Early Modern Objects

CANCELLED - 3 Mar Dorothea Kleine (Royal Holloway University of London)
Technologies of choice?: ICTs development and the capabilities approach 

10 Mar Massimiliano Mollona (Goldsmiths)
The Passions and the Interests. Finance, Labour and Imagination in post-authoritarian Brazil

17 Mar Lesley McFayden (Dept. of History, Classics and Archaeology, Bikbeck University)
Objects that are a part of buildings- Architecture, material culture and understated performance


Enquiries to Victor Buchli v.buchli@ucl.ac.uk and Stefana Broadbent stefana.broadbent@ucl.ac.uk.


Autumn 2013

7 October Joanna Latimer (Sociology, Cardiff)
Moving materials: extension, affect and the (post) human

14 October Anna Laine (Anthropology, Stockholm)
Authoethnography bas shared profession? Exploring the boundaries between ethnographer and ‘other’ in collaborations with British Tamil artists

Cancelled: 21 October Sharon MacDonald (Anthropology, York)
How things matter: stones from Nuremburg

Cancelled: 28 October Heloise Finch-Boyer (National Maritime Museum, London)
The ideological function and technical legacy of paper in the adoption of electronic sea charts 1977-2010

4 November Reading Week - No seminar

11 November Lee Komito (Dublin)
New technologies and changing migrants’ identity practices: balloon, band-aid or bricolage?

18 November Rodney Harrison (Institute of Archaeology, UCL)
Collecting and governing ourselves and ‘others’: Mass Observation’s fieldwork agencements

25 November Mike Rowlands (Anthropology, UCL)
The New Museology in China

2 December Timothy Carroll (Anthropology, UCL)
Shifting ontologies through fabric: augmenting person, changing place

Organisers: Susanne Kuechler and Christopher Tilley. Enquiries to: c.tilley@ucl.ac.uk


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