- Haidy Geismar
Anthropology and Museum Studies, New York University
- Daniel Miller
Anthropology, University College London
- Graeme Were
University Museum Collections, University College London
- Patrick Laviolette
School of Visual and Material Culture, Massey University
- Aaron Glass
Bard Graduate Center/American Museum of Natural History
- Will Thomson
Anthropology, New York University
- Joshua Bell, Curator of Globalization, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute
- Alison Clarke, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
- Gabriella Coleman, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
- Inge Daniels, Anthropology, Oxford University
- Fred Myers, Anthropology, New York University
- Patricia Spyer, Institute of Cultural Anthropology, Leiden University, and Department of Anthropology/Center for Religion, Culture and Media, NYU
- Chris Tilley, Anthropology, University College London
- Paul Williams, Ralph Applebaum Associates
Why Material World and why now
Material World is an interactive, online hub for contemporary debates, discussion, thinking and research centred on material and visual culture. It is the brainchild of scholars working in the anthropology departments of University College London and New York University, but aims to create a new international community of academics, students, curators, artists and anyone else with particular interests in material and visual culture.
We will use this digital framework to post exhibition, book and other reviews; discuss key topics; develop online reading groups and symposia; post links to images, objects and collections; highlight cutting edge research and fieldwork, conferences, meetings and other events; develop teaching resources and syllabi; and encourage student participation. In short we will start the posting but we want YOU to participate in making this a genuinely interactive and lively space
Editorial policy, values, and copyright
Material World believes in high quality debate and discussions in all areas of material and visual culture. The site is managed by an editorial committee who elicit and post content both from themselves and from a wider community of contributors. We encourage contribution from anyone who wants to engage in discussion to send us content and the comments fields are publicly open and accessible. We believe that web entries should be honest, respectfuland fair, and be written carefully and thoughtfully.
Each authored post reflects the opinions of its author rather than of the editorial committee, and remains the intellectual property of its author. All text, sounds, films and images have been posted with the understanding that their authorship will be acknowledged and that they will be made public on the world wide web and we ask that contributors take time to think about copyright and related rights when posting images or text. We ask readers of the site to make the appropriate acknowledgements if quoting, citing, ripping or copying any content.
The editorial committee reserves the right to edit content or remove comments if they are deemed offensive, obscene or inappropriate to the remit of the site.