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University College London, 1973
MA Tutor for Museum Anthropology
Professor Michael Rowlands teaches cultural heritage and museum anthropology at the Department of Anthropology, University College, London. His research interests include the theorisation and conceptualisation of cultural heritage, material culture studies and cultural property in relation to long term social and cultural change. He has conducted fieldwork research in West Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon, Liberia) to investigate negotiations of material culture, heritage and museums. He currently coordinates a cultural heritage research project between China and Europe funded by the EU and works in partnership with the National Taiwan University on the revitalisation of indigenous cultural knowledge. His research also focuses on post-conflict recovery through the Global Post-Conflict Recovery Network. In 1973 he was awarded a PhD in Anthropology by University College London.
2007 Reclaiming Heritage co-ed with Ferdinand de Jong, Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, Ca.
2007 Reconsidering Heritage and |memory in de Jong F. and Rowlands M. op cit. pp 13-31
2007 Entangled memories and parallel heritages in Mali in de Jong F. and Rowlands M. ed op cit pp 127-145
2007 The Elderly as Curators in North London. In Elizabeth Pye (ed) The Power of Touch Left Coast Press, California.
2007 The Sound of Witchcraft:noise as mediation in religious tradition. In Berliner, D. and Sarro, R. (eds) Learning Religion ch 12, Oxford: Berghahn
2008 Cong minzuxue dao wuzhu wenhua [zai dao minzuxue] (From ethnology to material culture [and back again]. Translated by Liang Yongjia. In Zhongguo Renleixue Pinglun [Chinese Review of Anthropology]. Vol.5. Wang Mingming ed. Beijing : Shijie Tushu Chuban Gongsi. pp.79-87.
2008 Civilisation,Violence and Heritage Healing in Liberia. Journal of Material Culture 13.2
2008 Aesthetics of Touch among the Elderly. In Helen Chatterjee (ed) Touch in Museums Chapter 12. pp 187-197 Oxford, Berg.
2009 Africa on Display: Curating Postcolonial Pasts in the Cameroon Grassfields. Schmidt, Peter ed. Postcolonial Archaeologies in Africa SAR Press, New Mexico