ublication: numéro d’Ethnologies sur le Patrimoine culturel immatériel

arution du numéro double de la revue Ethnologies : “Patrimoine culturel immatériel/ Intangible Cultural Heritage”, vol. 36, nos 1-2, 538 pages.

La revue bilingue Ethnologies, revue de l’Association canadienne d’ethnologie et de folklore/Folklore Studies Association of Canada (ACEF/FSAC), est heureuse d’annoncer la parution d’un numéro double consacré au patrimoine immatériel, sous la direction de Laurier Turgeon: “Patrimoine culturel immatériel/ Intangible Cultural Heritage”, vol. 36, nos 1-2.

Ce numéro rassemble notamment des articles de chercheurs invités à l’Université Harvard par Laurier Turgeon, lors de son séminaire et colloque “The Politics and Practices of Intangible Cultural Heritage” lorsqu’il était titulaire de la William Lyon McKenzie King Chair. Sa parution célèbre le 10e anniversaire de l’entrée en vigueur de la Convention de l’UNESCO pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel.

Ce numéro thématique est dédié à la mémoire de l’ethnologue Daniel Fabre.

Pour commander ce numéro: http://www.ethnologies.ulaval.ca/en/back-issues/vol-36-1-2-intangible-cultural-heritage

Avec des articles de:

Laurier Turgeon (Université Laval, QC), Cécile Duvelle (UNESCO), Michael Herzfeld (Harvard University), Richard Kurin (Smithsonian Institution), Gerald L. Pocius (Memorial University, NL), Jo Littler (City University London), Valdimar Hafstein (University of Iceland), Jennifer S.H. Brown (University of Winnipeg), Véronique Guèvremont (Université Laval, QC), Dominique Poulot (Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne), Christian Bromberger (Université de Provence), Anthony Alan Shelton (Museum of British Columbia), Andrea Laforêt (Canadian Museum of Civilization), Bernard Genest (Société québécoise d’ethnologie), Antonio A. Arantes (State University of Campinas), Hélène Giguère (University of Cadiz), Hervé Munz (Université de Neuchâtel), Richard McKinnon (Cape Breton University, NS), Mathilde Lamothe (Université de Pau), Neil Silberman (University of Massachussetts, Amherst), Svenja Schöneich (German Institute of Global and Area Studies).

Job: Professor tenure track : Anthropology of tourism, pilgrimage, and heritage (Lehigh, USA)

Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Lehigh University
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

Location:Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015, United States

Appl Deadline:2016/12/05


LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Anthropology, effective Fall 2017. The successful candidate will have a primary research focus on tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage. Sociology & Anthropology is the home department, but the successful candidate will be affiliated with the Global Studies Program and teach courses that are cross-listed with Global Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with field research experience and primary data collection outside of the US. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory anthropology courses, as well as topical courses in tourism, pilgrimage, or heritage and their geographical area(s) of specialization. Applications from socio-cultural anthropologists and archeologists are welcome.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology completed by the starting date of August 2017 and show significant evidence of research productivity and effective teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program that will contribute to the department’s programs (http://socanthro.cas2.lehigh.edu/), as well as to the Global Studies Program (https://global.cas2.lehigh.edu/).

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has sixteen faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and a master’s degree in sociology. Department faculty are actively involved in a variety of interdisciplinary programs. The standard teaching load is 2-2. Lehigh University’s core mission and goals include a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. In addition to Sociology and Anthropology, the Global Studies Program draws on faculty from multiple social science and humanities disciplines, including Religion Studies, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, and Political Science, to offer a flourishing undergraduate major.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html.

Candidates should submit the following at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7493: 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (one statement for each), 3) a curriculum vitae; and 4) three letters of recommendation. Please do not send additional material at this time. Only electronic submissions will be considered. The deadline for applications is December 5, 2016. Questions concerning the position should be directed to David Casagrande, Search Committee Co-Chair, at dac511@lehigh.edu.

Submit the following items
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Research Statement
Teaching Statement
Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at this site)

Further Info:

https://socanthro.cas2.lehigh.edu/610-758-3810 Lehigh University
31 Williams Drive, Suite 280
Bethlehem, PA 18015

CFP: Missions, museums and scientific collections: when missionaries spread the word of science

Missions, museums and scientific collections: when missionaries spread the word of science

With the organization of this international workshop, we hope to gather historians, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers and other researchers to come back on the ambiguous ties that might have brought missionaries and scientists together in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Missions and sciences have long been considered as irreconcilable opposites in the study of missions and sciences alike – whether we speak of natural sciences or the study of man and mankind. European missionaries often were under the suspicion of reading the world and its inhabitants with “Biblical spectacles”, which necessarily led to biased, erroneous, unscientific analyses and conclusions. Yet many Christian missionaries stationed overseas nourished an unbounded interest in anthropology, ethnology, botany, or geology, both as amateurs and professionals, and therefore contributed to the development of those sciences at home. Can one be a thorough scientist and an avowed Christian? This question lies at the heart of the many tensions and collaborations that led missionaries and scientists to work together and confront their scientific materials and findings, notably at the end of the 19thcentury and the turn of the 20th century. Missionaries could sometimes be precious sources of data for armchair scientists, or even theoreticians of natural and human sciences, thanks mainly to their privileged position as “in-betweeners”, which allowed them to collect information, artefacts, stories and other specimens that were widely sought after by European institutions. Such collaborations could be translated into the integration of missionaries to scientific networks that welcomed them on a national and international stage (clubs and societies) and published their findings in their journals and bulletins.

One of the most obvious manifestations of this growing interest in collaboration was probably the active role that some French, British or Swiz missionaries played in collecting artefacts directly from their mission field, which was of course made easier by their linguistic skills and their connections among the indigenous populations studied: among their potential converts, they could find willing contributors who would help them fill the stocks of European museums of anthropology for instance. This workshop wishes to examine those overseas collaborations, those comings and goings between Europe and overseas territories, which have not yet been thoroughly looked into by historians of missions, historians of science and historians of museums. Another aspect this workshop will echo is the interest missionaries often nourished in the cultures and environment they came from, leading them to collect both material and immaterial artefacts when they were on furlough. This practice corresponds to the emergence of the study of folklore in many European countries, which borrows its methods to the burgeoning sciences of anthropology and ethnology in the second half of the 19th century.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Missions and natural sciences
  • Missions and the study of man and mankind
  • Missions and museums (both at home and in the colonies)
  • Missions and European folklore
  • Collaborations between missionaries and scientists, scientific institutions and museums
  • Missionaries and professional and amateur networks of science
  • Joint history of missions and sciences

Funding is available to cover travel expenses and your staying in Le Mans. Please send paper proposals (300-500 words, in French or in English) and a short bio before September, 15, 2016, to Maud Michaud (Maud.Michaud@univ-lemans.fr), Serge Reubi (serge.reubi@gmail.com), and Vincent Vilmain (Vincent.Vilmain@univ-lemans.fr).

Contact Info:

Funding is available to cover travel expenses and your staying in Le Mans. Please send paper proposals (300-500 words, in French or in English) and a short bio before September, 15, 2016, to Maud Michaud (Maud.Michaud@univ-lemans.fr), Serge Reubi (serge.reubi@gmail.com), and Vincent Vilmain (Vincent.Vilmain@univ-lemans.fr).

CFP: Heritages of Migration: Moving Objects, Stories and Home, Argentina, April 2017

International Conference Announcement and Call for Papers Heritages of Migration: Moving Objects, Stories and Home
6 – 10 April 2017
National Museum of Immigration
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Call for papers deadline: 14 October 2016 www.heritagesofmigration.wordpress.com

The early colonization of the Americas represented the layering of cultures and new inscriptions of place. Today we see conceptions of the stability of ‘old world’ that have been challenged by centuries of two-way flows of people and objects, each engendering new meanings, allowing for new interpretations of landscape, the production of identities and generating millions of stories. The emergence of the ‘new world’ in opposition to the old – in real, imaginary and symbolic terms  – problematizes sense of place and induces consideration of a ‘placelessness’ as a location for ideas of home, memory and belonging. This conference looks at the actors and processes that produce and reconfigure the old world in the new, and the new world in the old across the Atlantic – north and south – through constructions of heritage in material and immaterial form.  Its focus is upon the widely conceived Trans-Atlantic but we also welcome contributions that focus on the heritages of migration from around the world.
Held at the National Museum of Immigration, Buenos Aires, Argentina – a country that itself has seen mass immigration – this conference asks:
•       What objects and practices do migrants value and carry with them in their movements between old and new worlds?
•       How do people negotiate and renegotiate their “being in the world” in the framework of migration?
•       How is memory enacted through material culture and heritage into new active domains?
•       What stories are told and how are they transmitted within and between migrant communities  and generations?
•       How is the concept of home made meaningful in a mobile world?
•       Where do performances of identity “take place” so as to generate new landscapes of collective memory?
•       How do the meanings of place and placelessness change over generations from an initial migration?
The conference is designed encourage provocative dialogue across the fullest range of disciplines Thus we welcome papers from academic colleagues in fields such as anthropology, archaeology, art history, architecture, business, communication, ethnology, heritage studies, history, geography, literary studies, media studies, museum studies, popular culture, postcolonial studies, sociology, tourism, and urban studies.
•       Indicative topics of interest to the conference include:
•       The heritage of trans-Atlantic encounters – ways and means of crossing distances
•       Performing place and new inscriptions of placelessness
•       Migration and urban territories – settlement processes and practices
•       Travelling intangible heritages – the rituals, practices, festivals of home away
•       Diasporic heritage communities
•       Migrating memories
•       Representations of migration/immigration in popular culture
How to submit an abstract
Abstracts of 300 words submitted in the conference format should be sent as soon as possible but no later than October 14 2016. Please click on the link below to submit your abstract via our online form: www.universityofbirmingham.submittable.com
If you have any difficulty with the online submission form, or any other queries, please email Hannah Stretton atIronbridge@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Organisers: Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham, UK), Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy (CHAMP, University of Illinois) In partnership with: Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF, Argentina), UNESCO Chair in Cultural Tourism (Argentina), Museums of Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (National Museum of Immigration, Argentina)

CFP: Memory, Tourism, and Migration (Call for papers, edited collection)

Please see below the synopsis of a book proposal for Routledge. If you would like to contribute a chapter, please contact Prof. Sabine Marschall, School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal : marschalls@ukzn.ac.za

Memory, Tourism and Migration

Both tourism and migration are significant, increasing and impactful dynamics characterizing the contemporary age across the globe. Much scholarly literature has been published in each of these academic fields, but only recently has the intersection between tourism and migration become a subject of scholarly interest (e.g. Timothy & Cole, 2004). The proposed book contributes to this topical nexus a specific analytical focus, the role of memory.

The book will be structured in three parts, mirroring the migration cycle and its intersection with touristic mobility. Part I explores different forms of individual and collective memory (of home/land, culture, social relations) in the context of migration.  It investigates how transnational migrants, immigrants, refugees, and the internally displaced recreate home in their host country/place of residence through material culture (food, dress, ‘memory objects’), performativity (rituals, performances, memory-based routines) and social relations; how involuntary tangible and intangible stimuli evoke memories of home; and how collective memory emerges through sharing, intergenerational transfer and institutionalization of memory.

The book will be structured in three parts, mirroring the migration cycle and its intersection with touristic mobility. Part I explores different forms of individual and collective memory (of home/land, culture, social relations) in the context of migration.  It investigates how transnational migrants, immigrants, refugees, and the internally displaced recreate home in their host country/place of residence through material culture (food, dress, ‘memory objects’), performativity (rituals, performances, memory-based routines) and social relations; how involuntary tangible and intangible stimuli evoke memories of home; and how collective memory emerges through sharing, intergenerational transfer and institutionalization of memory.

Part II focuses on the touristic mobilities and practices of migrants as a neglected aspect of research in both tourism studies and migration studies. More specifically, it concentrates on tourism motivated by memories of home, such as temporary return journeys undertaken by migrants – with or without their children; tours to ‘surrogate destinations’ that resemble familiar landscapes of home, etc. This part of the book highlights travel and tourism as a mode of remembrance, but also as a ‘reality check’ that can problematize distorted memories and nostalgia.

Part III brings the migration cycle to a close by discussing the role of memory in the context of return migration or counter-diasporic migration, often after several temporary return visits. This section of the book includes the return of 3rd and later generation diasporic communities and the importance of collective memories of the homeland.

The proposed book makes an original contribution by linking the emergent field of memory studies to the disciplines of migration and tourism studies, advancing theories and concepts in each of the three fields through interdisciplinary perspectives. Beyond the academic realm, findings will be useful for policy makers, planners, government agencies and the tourism industry.

Grant: contrat postdoctoral Les communautés patrimoniales numériques

Un appel à candidature est lancé par le labex IMU pour un  contrat post doctoral d’un an au sein du Centre Max Weber, sur le thème :

Les communautés patrimoniales numériques. Recherche documentaire

Placée sous la responsabilité de Michel Rautenberg, professeur de sociologie à l’université Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, en collaboration avec Gilles Gesquière, professeur d’informatique à l’université Lyon 2, le doctorant sera accueilli par le Centre Max Weber (site de Saint-Etienne).

Cette recherche post-doctorale sera ouverte à l’international et pourra être rédigée indifféremment en français ou en anglais.

Des candidatures de doctorant-e-s en sciences sociales (sociologie, anthropologie, géographie) sont  attendues pour une sélection à l’automne (date limite des dépôts de candidatures 31 octobre) et un début de contrat  pour novembre-décembre 2O16.

Les candidatures sont à envoyer  à Michel Rautenberg : michel.rautenberg@univ-st-etienne.fr
— Pr Michel Rautenberg Directeur de la faculté de Sciences Humaines et Sociales Université Jean Monnet de Saint-Etienne, membre de l’université de Lyon Chercheur au Centre Max Weber 33, rue du 11 novembre 42023 St Etienne +33 (0) 4 77 42 13 24 +33 (0) 6 71 52 65 55 http://www.centre-max-weber.fr/Michel-Rautenberg

Formation: formation CNFPT sur le patrimoine culturel immatériel

Le 11 octobre 2016, à Nancy, le Centre National de la Fonction Publique Territoriale organise une formation sur le patrimoine culturel immatériel.

La formation est destinée aux professionnels territoriaux en charge de la culture et du tourisme, ainsi qu’aux représentants-représentantes de l’administration centrale et décentralisée de la culture.

Voir: http://www.cnfpt.fr/content/patrimoine-culturel-immateriel

Job: Post-doc Labex-Med Mucem, Marseille, France



Le post-doctorant sera sous contrat avec l’Université d’Aix-Marseille et rattaché à une unité de recherche partenaire de LabexMed. Il mènera également ses travaux au sein de l’équipe scientifique du MuCEM.Les candidatures (par voie électronique uniquement, au format pdf) doivent être adressées au plus tard le 30 SEPTEMBRE 2016 àblandine.julien@univ-amu.fr et  aude.fanlo@mucem.org.

Job: Appel à candidatures Labex CAP post-doc / 2016-2017

Le Laboratoire d’excellence « Création, Arts, Patrimoines » (Labex CAP) annonce le recrutement par voie de concours de six à huit chercheuses / chercheurs de niveau post-doctoral pour une période d’un an, éventuellement renouvelable une fois.
L’hypothèse méthodologique du Labex CAP consiste à rapprocher, par des travaux de recherche communs, les équipes universitaires et les équipes des institutions conservant, divulguant et exposant des collections et des fonds patrimoniaux. Dans ce contexte de décloisonnement institutionnel et disciplinaire, les corpus choisis et les objets de recherche concernent les interactions entre création et patrimoines.
Date limite de candidature : le 1er septembre 2016

Publication: revue en ligne / dossier thématique “patrimonialization”

lo Squaderno no. 40 – June 2016 | Patrimonialization


“Cities have always been subject to transformations processes based on the valorization of their heritage and on the promotion of the local resources.
These transformations are often the result of an economic conversion of the culture, conceived as an asset to exploit, which in contemporary city has became a driving force of several processes this issue of lo Squaderno proposed to explore, proposing also a framework to consider these processes as ‘patrimonialization’, so to invite to deepen and question this same framework.

a cura di / dossier coordonné par / edited by // Katerina Polychroniadi & Cristina Mattiucci

Guest artist / artiste présenté / artista ospite // Wunderkammer Trento

Contents / Sommaire / Contenuti

  1. Editorial
  2. Andrea Mubi Brighenti, On Heritage as a Principle of Valorisation A note on Italo Calvino
  3. Katerina Polychroniadi, Historical and commercial triangle of Athens. Patrimonalization through imaginary urban projects, rhetoric and rediscovery of tradition
  4. Marta Rossi and Francesco Aliberti, Negotiating urban change. Strategies and tactics of patrimonialization in Hackney Wick, East London
  5. Véronique Zamant, Les horizons du Paysage Carioca
  6. Cristina Mattiucci, Declaration of “Outstanding Universal Value” and the commodification of the image of a city
  7. Andrea Canziani, Chi ha paura della patrimonializzazione?

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