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Conference: Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory, Practice

Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory, Practice

We invite young and established researchers in museum studies, anthropology, art history, sociology, architecture, design, archaeology, and all related fields including practitioners in museums, galleries, and archives to apply for the Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory, Practice Conference.
This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the Linköping University (LiU). The conference will take place on 17-21 July 2011 at Scandic Linköping Vast, Linköping, Sweden.
 

Submission Deadline: 17 April 2011

Grants for Young and Early Stage Researchers available.
Further information can be found below and at www.esf.org/conferences/11365

We would very much appreciate if you could circulate this announcement among your colleagues and your contacts.

Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory, Practice
17-21 July 2011

Chaired by:
Sharon MacDonald – University of Manchester,UK
Cilly Kugelmann – Jewish Museum Berlin, DE

Programme

Museums form an important part of the cultural heritage of all European countries. As institutions museums have tended to remain focused on the nation state for historical, political and financial reasons, but many of the issues museums aim to respond to today transcend national boundaries. This international European Science Foundation funded conference seeks to provide a platform for exchange, reflecting on the new EU-wide interest in museums as spaces of cultural encounter that occupy a unique position at the junction between ‘the local’, ‘the national’ and ‘the global’.
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Invited speakers will include

Tony Bennett – University of Western Sydney, AU
Mary Bouquet – University College Utrecht, NL
Hans Hollein – Atelier Hollein, AT
Marta Lourenço – University of Lisbon, PT
Eithne Nightingale – Victoria and Albert Museum, UK
Anthony Shelton – University of British Columbia, US
Pamela H. Smith – Columbia University, US
How to Participate

Attendance is possible only after successful application. Full conference programme and application form accessible from www.esf.org/conferences/11365 

A certain number of grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs.

Closing date for applications: 17 April 2011

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Conference: Oggetti Ambasciatori – Riflessioni intorno alla “patrimonializzazione condivisa”, Verona – Italy

30-31 marzo 2011
Università di Verona

Oggetti Ambasciatori- Riflessioni intorno alla “patrimonializzazione condivisa”

Mercoledì 30 Marzo
Sala Conferenze Museo Civico di Storia Naturale Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 9 – Verona

15.00 – Saluti
Fausta Bressani, dirigente Direzione Beni Culturali, Regione Veneto
Gian Paolo Romagnani, direttore dipartimento TeSIS e Scuola dottorato Studi umanistici

Apertura del convegno
Anna Paini, Università di Verona
Matteo Aria, Università di Verona

Patrimonio e processi di patrimonializzazione condivisa

Gaetano Ciarcia, Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier 3
Marisa Dalai Emiliani, Università Roma Sapienza,
Daniela Perco, Museo etnografico provincia Belluno e del Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi
Vito Lattanzi, Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini”, Roma
Fabio Dei, Università di Pisa
Vincenzo Padiglione, Università Roma Sapienza

Introduce e coordina Daniele Jalla, Comune di Torino

Giovedì 31 Marzo

AulaT1 – Università degli Studi di Verona
Via San Francesco, 22 – Verona

9.00 – Esperienze oceaniane e africane a confronto
Adriano Favole, Università di Torino
Elisabetta Gnecchi Ruscone, Università Milano Bicocca
Anna Paini, Università di Verona
Matteo Aria, Università di Verona

10.40 – 11.00 Pausa
Mariaclaudia Cristofano, Università Roma Sapienza
Stefano Maltese, Università Roma Sapienza
Sandra Ferracuti, Vicepresidente Simbdea

Introduce e coordina Fabio Dei

13.00 – Pausa

14.30 – Allestimenti: tra collaborazione e com-partecipazione.
Roberta Colombo Dougoud, département Océanie, Musée d’Ethnographie, Genève
Emmanuel Kasarhérou, direttore Centre Culturel Tjibaou (CCJMT), Nouméa
Marco Biscione, direttore Musei Civici di Udine
Vito Lattanzi, Museo “Luigi Pigorini”, Roma
Alessandra Aspes, vice presidente Ass. Nazionale Musei scientifici
Paola Marini, direttrice Musei di Castelvecchio, dirigente Musei e Monumenti, Comune di Verona

Conversano con Gaetano Ciarcia, Vincenzo Padiglione,Emanuela Rossi (Università di Firenze), Elisa Bellato (Università
di Verona), Gino Satta (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Introduce e coordina Pietro Clemente, Università di Firenze

16.30 – Pausa

16.45 – 19.00 Dibattito e considerazioni conclusive

Università degli Studi di Verona
Dipartimento Tempo Spazio Immagine Società
Sezione Storia e Antropologia Culturale
Scuola di dottorato in Studi Umanistici
Dottorato di ricerca in Scienze Storiche e Antropologiche

Comitato organizzatore:
Anna Paini (Verona)
Matteo Aria (Verona)
Mariaclaudia Cristofano (Roma)

Segreteria organizzativa:
matteo.aria@univr.it
mc.cristofano@gmail.com
anna.paini@univr.it

CFP: Ethnographies des pratiques patrimoniales : Temporalités, territoires, communautés, ethnographiques.org

Ethnographies des pratiques patrimoniales : Temporalités, territoires, communautés

ethnographiques.org

 

A partir d’une approche ethnographique et/ou d’analyses de cas, ce numéro souhaite interroger les enjeux liés aux formes contemporaines de patrimonialisation. Les conventions de l’UNESCO sur le patrimoine culturel immatériel et la diversité culturelle, ratifiées à grande échelle par de nombreux Etats, suscitent autour de la notion de patrimoine une effervescence planétaire. Des mécanismes de sélection, amorcés dans certains pays comme la France depuis plus de deux siècles (Desvallées, 1995 ; Leinaud, 2002), se trouvent ainsi ravivés et sont au cœur des politiques patrimoniales menées aujourd’hui, contribuant à la définition de temporalités, de territoires et de communautés nouveaux. Dans quelle mesure cette patrimonialisation correspond-elle à la définition de l’ethnicité selon Max Weber (1971), jouant un rôle de contrepoids dans un contexte actuel marqué par la création de nouvelles formes de dépendance et d’interdépendance internationales (Bazin, Benveniste, Selim, 2004) ? Mettre au jour la diversité de ces pratiques patrimoniales, ainsi que leur relation avec le phénomène de la globalisation, tel est l’objectif poursuivi par ce numéro.

L’exemple de la France illustre la relation étroite que la trajectoire suivie par la notion de patrimoine entretient avec la notion d’histoire nationale, comme le montre Dominique Poulot (1997) dans son analyse de la nation française. Mais cette histoire devient plus que jamais aujourd’hui l’objet de multiples récits : le passé, le présent et le futur s’y conjuguent sous la forme de rétrospection, d’actualisation ou de projection. A côté des différents modes de relégation du passé que sont la destruction et le recyclage, le musée et la patrimonialisation apparaissent comme des instruments de conservation de ce que l’on ne peut détruire. À défaut de sacrifier certains restes de l’Ancien Régime, on les déplace, on les range, « on peut assister aussi à une transformation partielle ou d’ensemble d’un monument, à son remplacement in situ, à son transfert en d’autres lieux (dont le musée), à son exécration ritualisée, et enfin, à sa destruction pure et simple » ; en ce sens « le geste conservateur et le geste destructeur peuvent se renforcer mutuellement » (1997 : 136-139). Le patrimoine fonctionne ainsi comme un outil de requalification, de domestication de l’histoire (Fabre, 2000 ; Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, 1998) à travers lequel le présent choisit son passé en s’en séparant.

L’exemple de la Suisse illustre une autre trajectoire de la notion de patrimoine, liée à la valorisation nationale de l’imaginaire alpin, de ses territoires particuliers et des communautés qui lui sont associées. La construction de l’entité politique « Confédération Helvétique » se caractérise dès le 16ème siècle par son identification croissante avec les Alpes, leurs paysages et leurs populations, célébrés sous la plume des chroniqueurs, des savants et des écrivains en des termes tels que l’homo alpinus helveticus du naturaliste Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) ou « le peuple des bergers » du patricien Karl Viktor von Bonstetten (1745-1832) ; c’est cette communauté imaginaire que les élites politiques érigent en modèle d’identification nationale dans la seconde moitié du 19ème siècle, en vue de surmonter des divergences cantonales susceptibles de troubler l’unité recherchée ; elle est au cœur de la plupart des politiques patrimoniales menées aujourd’hui et à l’origine de tensions, au sein de l’institution muséale, à l’égard de pratiques artistiques prenant une distance, souvent ironique, avec ces pesanteurs alpestres.

Quelles que soient leurs échelles territoriales (locale, nationale, mondiale) ou leurs modes de circulation (localisé, dislocalisé, translocalisé) (Appadurai, 2005 ; Clifford, 1997 ; Friedman, 2000 ; Saillant, 2009), les politiques patrimoniales reposent sur une logique de sélection des restes de l’histoire. Comme le souligne Jean Davallon (2006) en s’inspirant des travaux de Maurice Godelier (1996), le patrimoine oblige à garder. Il interdit de se défaire d’objets souvent donnés et conservés par les ancêtres. Le sens de cette conservation peut se comprendre en référence à ce que Gérard Lenclud (1987) a analysé comme un processus de « filiation inversée », par laquelle une tradition est avant tout une « rétro-projection » : « loin que les pères engendrent les fils ; les pères naissent des fils. Ce n’est pas le passé qui produit le présent mais le présent qui façonne son passé. La tradition est un procès de reconnaissance en paternité » (1987 : 119). C’est le sens de la formule de James Clifford selon laquelle le passé est toujours « authentiquement refait » (2007 : 113).

Ces trente dernières années ont permis à plusieurs reprises de remettre en cause les certitudes patrimoniales (Tornatore, 2010). L’émergence de la notion de patrimoine ethnographique en France, au tournant des années 1980, a invité à repenser les échelles et la place des acteurs dans ces partages des patrimoines (Chiva, 1990). La « déhiérarchisation » des patrimoines (s’ouvrant à la reconnaissance du monde rural, industriel, urbain) a conduit à repenser la notion de patrimoine historique. En même temps, elle a participé à la surenchère d’un « tout patrimonial », à une certaine saturation. La multiplication des domaines patrimoniaux s’est accompagnée de celle des lieux, structures, associations, musées et acteurs du patrimoine. Par ailleurs, un second moment participe à cette incertitude ; il correspond au développement en 2003 de la notion de patrimoine culturel immatériel. Dépassant l’exigence de soumettre la reconnaissance patrimoniale à une présence matérielle, la notion s’est ouverte à l’idée d’une conservation et d’une transmission de l’histoire hors du tangible et du visible. De ce point de vue, les débats actuels autour d’une numérisation généralisée des archives laissent entrevoir un autre stade dans la dématérialisation du patrimoine.

Quelles sont les implications de ces différentes formes et échelles de patrimonialisation ? Nous invitent-elles à revisiter la notion et les pratiques patrimoniales ? En quoi le patrimoine culturel immatériel en commençant à être exposé dans les musées vient-il questionner ces institutions ? Le développement du PCI semble aussi multiplier la transmission orale et individuelle de l’histoire sous forme de biographies ou de récits de vie…

Prenant en compte les infléchissements que la notion de patrimoine connaît aujourd’hui, ce numéro s’attachera à décrire les enjeux qui entourent les pratiques patrimoniales. Entre oubli et souvenir, conservation et destruction, identité et altérité, on portera une attention particulière aux logiques qui définissent des groupes, des lieux ou des situations à travers des formes de qualification patrimoniale de leur histoire et qui président dans le même temps aux conceptions du territoire et de la communauté attachées à cette histoire.

Ce numéro souhaite aussi promouvoir une approche interdisciplinaire qui a chaque fois s’appuie sur un travail de terrain (ethnographique) ou une analyse de cas concrets, de situations dans lesquelles les acteurs fabriquent du patrimoine – quel que soit son emplacement géographique ou son époque. Il souhaite enfin susciter une réflexion critique sur le rôle ambigu que les ethnologues, les historiens et les muséographes sont amenés à jouer dans le processus de patrimonialisation en cours : étant analystes du phénomène et dans le même temps promus souvent experts en certification, ils sont directement impliqués dans leur objet et participent de ses infléchissements.

L’expérimentation de nouvelles formes d’écriture, que permettent les ressources informatiques et que la revue ethnographiques.org cherche à promouvoir, peut à ce titre être considérée comme une composante du travail d’analyse et d’exposition des données. L’importance accrue des supports numériques, et plus généralement des documents visuels et sonores dans les pratiques de patrimonialisation, invite à penser des solutions de présentation originales, susceptibles de mettre en perspective les rapports qu’entretiennent textes, images et sons, dans les usages qu’en font autant les chercheurs que les acteurs qu’ils étudient. Des membres du comité de direction d’ethnographiques.org, familiers des ressources informatiques offertes par la revue, se tiennent à la disposition des personnes qui souhaitent répondre à cet appel à contribution en intégrant ces ressources en amont de leur travail.

Bibliographie

APPADURAI Arjun, 2005. Après le colonialisme : les conséquences culturelles de la globalisation. Paris, Payot.

BAZIN Laurent, BENVENISTE Annie, SELIM Monique, 2004. « Immersions ethnologiques dans le monde global », Journal des anthropologues, 96-97, pp.11-28.

CHIVA Isac, 1990. « Le patrimoine ethnologique : l’exemple de la France », Encyclopaedia Universalis, 24 (Symposium), pp. 229-241.

CLIFFORD James, 1997. Routes : Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century. Cambridge Mass., Harvard University Press.

CLIFFORD James, 2007. « Expositions, patrimoine et réappropriations mémorielles en Alaska », in DEBARY Octave et TURGEON Laurier (éd), Objets & mémoires. Paris, MSH, pp. 91-125.

DAVALLON Jean, 2006. Le don du patrimoine. Paris, Lavoisier.

DESVALLEES André, 1995. “Emergence et cheminements du mot patrimoine”, Musées et collections publiques de France, 208, pp. 6-29.

FABRE Daniel (dir), 2000. Domestiquer l’histoire. Paris, MSH.

FRIEDMAN Jonathan, 2000. « Globalization, Class and Culture in Global Systems” », Journal of World-Systems Research, VI, 3, pp.636-656

GODELIER Maurice, 1996. L’énigme du don. Paris, Fayard.

HEINICH Nathalie, 2009. La fabrique du patrimoine. Paris, MSH.

KIRSHENBLATT-GIMBLETT Barbara, 1998. Destination Culture. Berkeley-Los Angeles, University of California Press.

LENCLUD Gérard, 1987. « La tradition n’est plus ce qu’elle était…Sur la notion de « tradition » et de « société traditionnelle en ethnologie », Terrain, 9, pp.110-123.

LENIAUD Jean-Michel, 2002. Les archipels du passé. Paris, Fayard.

POULOT Dominique,1997. Musée, nation, patrimoine 1789-1815. Paris, Gallimard.

SAILLANT Francine, 2009. Réinventer l’anthropologie : les sciences de la culture à l’épreuve des globalisations. Montréal, Liber.

TORNATORE Jean-Louis. 2010. « L’esprit du patrimoine », Terrain, 55, pp. 106-127.

WEBER Max, 1971. Economie et société. Paris, Plon.

Responsables du numéro :

Suzanne Chappaz-Wirthner, Ellen Hertz (Université de Neuchâtel), Dominique Schoeni (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne).

Les contributions doivent nous parvenir avant le 15 mai 2011. Toutes les informations concernant la mise en forme de votre document et nos normes éditoriales sont disponibles ici.

Merci d’adresser vos articles aux coordinateur/trices du numéro :

Publication: MUSEUM International N°247 What Can Art Still Do ?

 

Français / 中文


MUSEUM International, published by UNESCO since 1948, is a major forum for the exchange of scientific and technical information concerning museums and cultural heritage at an international level.
Just Published
MUSEUM International
N°247
What Can Art Still Do? (2)

Editorial Isabelle Vinson

Chap. 1 Art and Power

  • Antiquity, Modernity and Permanence of Relationship Imre Toth
  • The Role of Art in Reducing Poverty Jean-Pierre Daogo-Guingané
  • Art in the Mirror of Philosophical Reflection Liubava Moreva
  • On the Unpower of Art Patrick Vauday

Chap. 2 Art as Dignity and Liberation

  • The Vital Importance of the Arts in Personal Development Miguel Ángel Estrella
  • Presentation and Interpretation of the Art of Others: the case of Amerindians Joëlle Rostkowski
  • American Indian Art and Literature Today: survivance and tragic wisdom Gerald Vizenor
  • China and Colette Brunschwig’s Art of Witnessing Steven Shankman
  • The Sacred Duty of Art Frances Albernaz

Buy this issue at Blackwell Publishing

See also MUSEUM International N°244 What Can Art Still Do? (1)


ARCHIVES:
MUSEUM International N°236:
Gender Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and Museums (2007)

Museum International N°236 proposes a gender-oriented approach to heritage, containing articles that offer an insight into the key role that women have played in shaping and preserving world cultural heritage in the past and the role they still play today. Chapter 1 explores women’s rights in relation to two UNESCO Conventions: Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) and the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). Chapter 2 describes the different levels at which women are present in the heritage Sector: from the destruction of perceptions and views of native women in the history of compiling collections. Chapter 3 reviews the experience of women in their commitment to creating museums in different cultures and regions of the world. Museum International N°236 provides the opportunity to redress an imbalance in recognising the role women play in culture and upholding their right to access it.

For more information, please contact: clt.museum@unesco.org

Publication: Workshop on Heritage at IFRA

Report- Workshop on Heritage at IFRA – 17-18/01/2011
<http://www.ifra-nairobi.net/otherdocs/Report%20Workshop%20on%20Heritage%20IFRA%2017-1801.pdf>

CFP: Memorials and remains of science in Africa: Traces of progress, nostalgia and amnesia

CALL FOR PAPERS
110th Annual Meeting of American Anthropological Association
November 16-20, 2011, Montreal, Canada

Panel:  Memorials and remains of science in Africa: Traces of
progress, nostalgia and amnesia

In the layout of colonial agronomic field stations or the architecture
of national university laboratories, in doctors’ tropical memoirs and
ongoing demographic surveillance; the pasts of African science and
medicine partially penetrate its current locations, practice and
experiences. Sequential periodisations of its models and
modalities–from colonial to post-colonial, extractive to
developmental, nationalist to neoliberal—fail to describe how pasts
are preserved, reactivated, buried or neglected to redefine the
possibilities of science and medicine in/for Africa.

This panel explores the ways in which African medicine and science
generate memories; how these memories of research and care carry or
cast away political, ethical, aesthetic, epistemological and affective
value. We invite papers that explicitly combine historical and
ethnographic methods to address processes of coexistence,
interpenetration, layering and displacement of pasts and futures in
various sites such as buildings, bodies, archives, landscapes and
biographies.

By bringing together diverse papers on this topic, the panel will
provide an opportunity to reflect on its comparative potential; to
explore differential capacities to generate, interpret and use
memories of medicine and science. How do different kinds of scientific
and medical practice generate traces; and what gives these traces more
or less weight, clarity, function and purpose over time? Have certain
periods left deeper traces than others, and what does this mean for
experiences of loss and possibility? How can memory-focused
methodologies highlight contrasts and similarities in experience
across African settings?

Please submit a 250 word abstract to:
ann.kelly@lshtm.ac.uk or noemi.tousignant@lshtm.ac.uk
by March 25th 2011.

Research Fellow
Anthropologies of African Biosciences
http://aab.lshtm.ac.uk

Dept. Global Health and Development
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
15-17 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9SH
P:020 7927 2770
F:020 7637 5391

Workshop: Understanding Heritage: Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century 14-16 June 2011, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus (Germany)

PhD Workshop Announcement

Understanding Heritage: Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century

14-16 June 2011, Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus (Germany)

The International Graduate School of Heritage Studies at BTU Cottbus calls for participation in the abovementioned PhD workshop aimed at mapping challenges and perspectives on understanding heritage as they are framed in scientific research. The programme will be divided into three thematic sessions focusing on: (1) Heritage, Identity and Conflict; (2) Communities and Heritage Protection; and (3) Mediating Heritage through Representations. We hope to establish an academic network of young researchers and professionals, coming from different disciplinary backgrounds, with the purpose of generating a knowledge base of concepts and approaches which cut across the thematic areas of the workshop:

Thematic Sessions

(1) Heritage, Identity and Conflict

Heritage is not only about material objects, such as monuments and artefacts, but also about cultural practices, in all their manifestations, which play a key role in the construction of identities in contemporary societies. Learning about heritage may enrich our awareness of cultural roots, and at the same time, it also helps us understand and appreciate differences of other cultures. However, heritage may also become a cause or a scene of conflict, not only limited to armed conflict but also relating to the contestation of meaning and interpretation of tangible and intangible heritage. This is an increasing challenge in the 21st century, particularly in the context of cosmopolitan and multicultural societies, where perceptions of history, cultural goods and traditional arts are heavily laden with social and political implications. How is it, exactly, that heritage shapes identities? How can heritage help open the doors for intercultural dialogue? And how can one resolve identity-related conflicts where heritage is at stake? These are the questions to be addressed in the framework of this panel.

(2) Communities and Heritage Protection

The protection of cultural and natural heritage greatly depends on the involvement of various community stakeholders. Local communities have the primary role in maintaining and transmitting heritage but they are not the only actors with an interest in its protection. Sometimes the demands of the various actors involved – local communities but also external actors such as tourists, NGOs, governmental institutions, urban developers, etc – are driven by different understandings of the role of heritage and the need for its protection. Consequently this panel assesses the following questions: what are the perceptions of external actors, vis-à-vis internal actors, with regard to their function in the protection of heritage? If these perceptions are contradictory, should they be reconciled into a common understanding of heritage protection? What are the challenges of involving these communities into the long term protection of heritage?

(3) Mediating Heritage through Representations

In this session heritage will be approached as representation. The aim is to explore heritage mediation strategies, by focusing on the function of representations in shaping the understanding of heritage. When heritage becomes a representation it passes through a process by which it is disembodied from its originating context, transferred to a new one, and re-embodied as representation. Whether in the form of museum exhibitions or as digital images, representations may only capture selected aspects of heritage, at the expense of others. Thus, they provide partial understandings of the heritage they depict, conveying the particular view of their creators. In order to analyze this process and how it changes the understanding of heritage the session will centre on the following questions: By which means does the representation of heritage occur and how do these means influence the process of representation?  How do heritage representations differ from the heritage they represent? If heritage becomes a representation can it still be considered heritage and by whom?

Target Participants:

The workshop is open to PhD students and junior researchers from all over the world, who would like to share their ideas and engage in critical discussions within the thematic areas of the workshop.

Programme:

Day 1 (June 14, 2011):

10.00 – 11.00      Reception

11.00 – 12.00      Opening:

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert, Director of IGS Heritage                            Studies

12.00 – 14.00      Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30      Thematic Session 1:

Heritage, Identity and Conflict

15.30 – 15.45      Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.00      Thematic Session 1 (continued)

19.00 –               Cultural event/ BTU celebration (optional)

Day 2 (June 15, 2011):

09.30 – 11.00      Thematic Session 2:

Communities and Heritage Protection

11.00 – 11.15      Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.30      Thematic Session 2 (continued)

12.30 – 14.00      Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30      Thematic Session 3:

Mediating Heritage through Representations

15.30 – 15.45      Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.00      Thematic Session 3 (continued)

Day 3 (June 16, 2011):

09.30 – 12.00      Plenary Session and Conclusions

18.00 –               Common dinner/drinks (optional)

Registration:

Participation is based on submission of abstracts (max. 300 words) outlining your research-in-progress, as well as the relevance of your research to the thematic areas of the workshop. A limited number of papers will be selected for short presentations. Nevertheless, all participants will be able to contribute ideas, opinions, research results or queries by engaging in roundtable discussions.

If you are interested in participating, please, fill out the registration form, including the abstract, and send it to IGS.Heritage[at]web.de by April 15, 2011.

The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies is looking forward to your participation!

Download Workshop Announcement in PDF

Also happening as part of BTU Cottbus 20th Anniversary events: The workshop will be followed by the WHS Alumni Conference entitled “World Heritage and Sustainable Development“, initiated by the International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. (IAWHP e.v.). The conference will take place on June 16-19th 2011. You may contact the organisers at whs.conference2011[at]tu-cottbus.de or info[at]iawhp.com.

Our Team

The PhD workshop “Understanding Heritage: Challenges and Perspectives for the 21st Century” is organised by international students of the International Graduate School (IGS) of Heritage Studies, at Cottbus University. This is an interdisciplinary PhD programme covering 5 different focus areas:

1. Tangible Heritage in the Context of Global Change

2. Intangible Heritage/Religion/Identity/Diversity

3. Sustainable Protection and Use of Heritage in the Context of Innovative Conceptions of Heritage

4. Cultural Landscapes

5. Mediation of Heritage through Innovative Technologies

Our current team of PhD candidates is made up of:

Dariya AFANASYAVA (Ukraine)

Tiziana DESTINO (Italy)

Shina ERLEWEIN (Germany)

Bénédicte GAILLARD (France)

Maya ISHIZAWA Escudero (Peru)

LIU Chang (China)

Veronica MONTERO FAYAD (Colombia)

Frank MÜLLER (Germany)

Steven Yieke OJOO (Kenya)

Anca Claudia PRODAN (Romania)

WONG Chee Meng (Singapore)

Please see our profiles and research areas here (updating)

We come from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds and we look forward to a wonderful exchange of knowledge with you at our workshop!

About Cottbus

Cottbus, a cosy university town located between Berlin and Dresden, has an interesting history shaped by the Germans as well as the Sorbian minority. Among its tourist attractions are the Branitzer Park, a famous 19th-century landscape garden with a palace which now houses the Fürst-Pückler-Museum, and a beautiful theatre built in art nouveau style, the Staatstheater Cottbus, not to mention the one and only Wendish Museum among other attractions. BTU Cottbus, a campus not far from the town square marked by beautiful baroque houses, also boasts stunning architecture by Herzog & de Meuron for its Communications and Media Centre or IKMZ building as the latest landmark in town.

For your convenience we have compiled a list of accommodation available in town. Please feel free to write us IGS.Heritage[at]web.de for any further assistance. Thank you very much.

Grant: Research Grants musée du quai Branly 2011 2012

Research Grants 2011-2012

Every year, the musée du quai Branly offers pre- and post-doctoral grants to help doctoral students and young Ph.D. graduates in pursuing innovative research projects.

The academic fields concerned are: anthropology, ethnomusicology, art history, history, archaeology, sociology, performance studies.

The research topics concerned are: Western and non-Western arts, material and immaterial heritage, museum institutions and their collections, technology and material culture.

The projects most likely to benefit from the environment of the musée du quai Branly will be examined with particular attention.

Laureates will be required to deliver a detailed scientific report to the museum’s research department at the end of the grant.

Predoctoral grants

Three predoctoral fellowships are offered to help doctoral students write up their dissertation; candidates must be at least in the third year of their doctoral program during the academic year 2011-2012 (in a university in France or abroad). The grant is not designed to fund fieldwork or archival research.

The predoctoral grants are limited to a period of 12 months (non renewable). They consist of a monthly allowance which in 2010 was of 1300 Euros net. They are awarded once the Museum’s Scientific Committee has assessed and selected applications.  There is no condition of nationality.

Postdoctoral grants

This year, the musée du quai Branly offers five postdoctoral fellowships to young scholars who would like to work on a research project hosted by the musée. One of these fellowships is funded by Mrs. Nahed Ojjeh, major benefactor of the Société des Amis du musée du quai Branly.

The postdoctoral grants are limited to a period of 12 months (non renewable). They consist of monthly allowance which in 2010 was of 1700 Euros net. They are awarded once the Museum’s Scientific Committee has assessed and selected applications. There is no condition of nationality. Applicants may apply for this grant for up to five years after their dissertation defense.

Applications modalities: how to register an application

Application forms can be downloaded from our website (www.quaibranly.fr).

download the  form for predoctoral grants

download the form for post-doctoral grants

To be registered, the complete application folder must be sent separately before May 2nd 2011[2]:

– electronically to the following address (bourses(at)quaibranly.fr): the different files will be sent under specific format [Candidate’s NAME.doc or pdf]. The complete application folder will be smaller than 5M0.

– by mail to the following address (mentioning ‘Candidature Bourse doctorale/postdoctorale’ on the envelope), the application form being dated and signed:

musée du quai Branly
Département de la recherche et de l’enseignement
222, rue de l’Université
75343 Paris Cedex 07
FRANCE

Successful candidates’ names will be posted on the museum’s website at the beginning of July 2011.

 

ANNEE UNIVERSITAIRE 2011 – 2012
Bourses d’études du musée du quai Branly

Le musée du quai Branly propose chaque année des bourses doctorales et postdoctorales destinées à aider des doctorants et de jeunes docteurs à mener à bien des projets de recherche originaux et innovants.

Les disciplines concernées sont : l’anthropologie, l’ethnomusicologie, l’histoire de l’art, l’histoire, l’archéologie, la sociologie, les arts du spectacle.

Les domaines de recherche privilégiés sont : les arts occidentaux et extra-occidentaux, les patrimoines matériels et immatériels, les institutions muséales et leurs collections, la technologie et la culture matérielle.

Les projets particulièrement susceptibles de tirer parti de l’environnement du musée du quai Branly seront examinés avec la plus grande attention.

Les candidats sélectionnés devront fournir au département de la recherche et de l’enseignement du musée du quai Branly un rapport d’activité détaillé de leurs recherches au terme de la bourse.

Les bourses doctorales

Trois bourses doctorales sont destinées à soutenir des doctorants en fin de thèse inscrits au moins en troisième année pour l’année universitaire 2011-2012 (dans une université française ou étrangère). Ces bourses sont une aide à la rédaction et excluent les recherches de terrain et d’archive.

Ces bourses doctorales sont attribuées pour une durée de 12 mois non reconductible, du 1er octobre au 30 septembre. Elles étaient en 2010 d’un montant mensuel de 1300 euros net. Elles sont allouées après évaluation et sélection des dossiers par le Comité d’évaluation scientifique du musée du quai Branly. Aucune condition de nationalité n’est exigée. La liste des candidats sélectionnés sera affichée sur le site web du musée du quai Branly et diffusée au début du mois de juillet.

Les bourses postdoctorales

Le musée du quai Branly propose cette année cinq bourses postdoctorales à de jeunes docteurs désirant travailler sur un projet de recherche accueilli au musée. L’une d’entre elles est financée par Madame Nahed Ojjeh, grand bienfaiteur de la Société des Amis du musée du quai Branly.

Ces bourses postdoctorales sont attribuées pour une durée de 12 mois non reconductible du 1er octobre au 30 septembre, et étaient en 2010 d’un montant mensuel de 1700 euros net (sous forme d’un CDD). Elles sont allouées après évaluation et sélection des dossiers par le Comité d’évaluation scientifique du musée du quai Branly. Aucune condition de nationalité n’est exigée. Le candidat peut solliciter cette bourse jusqu’à cinq ans après la soutenance de sa thèse. Il ne pourra prendre ses fonctions au musée que sur présentation de son attestation de doctorat, ou le cas échéant, de son pré-rapport de soutenance.

MODALITÉS D’ENREGISTREMENT DES CANDIDATURES

Les demandes de bourses doctorales ou postdoctorales doivent être établies suivant un formulaire à télécharger, durant la période de l’appel d’offre, sur notre site Internet www.quaibranly.fr.

Pour être enregistré, le dossier de candidature complet doit obligatoirement faire l’objet d’un double envoi[1] avant le 2 mai 2011 à minuit :

– par voie électronique, à l’adresse suivante bourses@quaibranly.fr : les différents fichiers seront adressés en format word ou pdf, intitulés chacun du nom du candidat et numérotés. L’ensemble du dossier de candidature ne dépassera pas 5Mo.

– par courrier postal (avec mention `Candidature Bourse doctorale/postdoctorale’ portée sur l’enveloppe), avec le formulaire de candidature daté et signé, à l’adresse suivante :

musée du quai Branly
Département de la recherche et de l’enseignement
222, rue de l’Université
75343 Paris Cedex 07

La liste de l’ensemble des candidats admis à concourir sera affichée sur le site web du musée le 6 mai au soir. La liste des candidatures sélectionnées et retenues sera affichée sur le site web du musée du quai Branly et diffusée au début du mois de juillet.

CFP: Sites of Popular Music Heritage

SITES OF POPULAR MUSIC HERITAGE — SYMPOSIUM
Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool
8-9 September 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite proposals from a broad range of academic disciplines for a 2 day symposium examining sites of popular music heritage: from institutions such as museums, to geographic locations, websites and online archives. Papers are welcomed that explore popular music within narratives of heritage and identity, real and imagined geographies, cultural memory and contested histories. The event will focus on three thematic areas:

Popular Music Heritage in the Museum
In recent years museums have increasingly engaged with popular music heritage, as evidenced in a proliferation of exhibitions including those in the UK such as Kylie: The Exhibition at the V&A and the British Music Experience at the O2. Museum interaction with popular music heritage enables methods of narration beyond traditional written histories, engaging visitors with objects, sounds and images. The place of popular music in the museum raises issues of how music is both represented and used to represent and explore social histories, personal and collective identities, memories, and geographies. Possible themes for papers include:

.Popular music and locality in the museum

.Disseminating popular music heritage in museums beyond text

.History and memory in popular music exhibitions and collections

Heritage, Place and Local Identity
While ideas of heritage and cultural memory play an increasingly important role in popular music historiography, the spatial and geographic frameworks underpinning the production of popular music histories remain comparatively under-examined in studies to date. The spatial embedding of popular music heritage raises questions as to the ways in which ideas of local, regional and national identity are shaped by geographies of music and place; the role of mobility practices in the production of local music histories; and the capacity for popular music memoryscapes to stimulate (and sustain) embodied and emotional attachments to places and localities. Possible themes for papers include:

.Contested geographies of popular music heritage

.Routes of popular music heritage: mobility, migration, wayfinding

.Cartographies of popular music history

Digital Archives and Online Practice
Heritage practices have proliferated in the digital age and a large part of related activity online is devoted to popular music. ‘Authorised’ or otherwise, social media groups, blogs and web pages are organised and defined by, amongst other things, genre, artist, period and geography. Sites dedicated to the popular music of Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Coventry, Bristol, Woolongong, Brisbane or Detroit speak simultaneously to the hyper-local and global quality of popular music culture. The nature of such online practices raise questions about the ontology of the archive, the digital ‘artefact’ and collective memory. In light of the challenges presented to the music industries by digitisation, key questions concern the role of music and related intellectual property in online ‘folk’ histories. Possible themes for papers include:

Contested geographies of popular music heritage

.Authorising popular music heritage and archiving practice online

.Building music cultures and communities of memory online

.Online music heritage, music industries and ownership

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Please submit proposals for papers (300 words max) to Dr Rob Knifton (robert.knifton@liverpool.ac.uk <mailto:robert.knifton@liverpool.ac.uk> ) and Dr Les Roberts (les.roberts@liverpool.ac.uk <mailto:les.roberts@liverpool.ac.uk>).

Deadline for abstracts:*30 April 2011**
Date for registration: 30 June 2011
Deadline for submission of draft papers: 01 Aug 2011

·Further information and registration details will be posted shortly at www.liv.ac.uk/music/ <http://www.liv.ac.uk/music/>

·Papers presented at the symposium will be considered for publication.

This event is co-organized with the Centre for Media and Cultural Research at Birmingham City University.

Conference: Patrimoine Immatériel/Intangible Heritage, Québec, 14-17 April 2011

Colloque international

Les mesures de soutien au patrimoine immatériel : gouvernements, institutions et municipalités

14-17 avril 2011 | Hôtel Château Laurier

Ville de Québec (QC) Canada

http://patrimoine-immateriel.qc.ca/%20colloque