Monthly Archives: January 2015

Grants: Northumbria University: AHRC funding for UK/EU Arts and Humanities research students in Heritage

The Heritage Consortium will soon be awarding PhD studentships designed to train the next generation of Heritage professionals and researchers. The studentships encourage interdisciplinary research that is engaged directly with local communities, museums and other partner institutions. As part of the programme you will receive specialist training in Heritage Research and work with supervisors from across the institutions contained in the Consortium.

Northumbria University has a wide range of Heritage expertise in Heritage Management, English Literature, History, Cultural Studies and other fields, and encourages applications from students in areas including:

  • Commemoration and collective memory (celebration and ritual at heritage sites; conflicting memories of minority groups; literary heritage and cultural tourism; memorials, sculpture and public art)
  • Migration and diaspora history (associational culture; cultural transfer; roots tourism; material culture; ethnic associations)
  • Museum history and heritage conservation and management (historic houses; histories of galleries and exhibitions; archives and collections; conserving urban heritage)
  • Public history and historical interpretation
  • Heritage-making and representational practices (performance, mediation, pedagogy, politics)

The application deadline is 5pm on 26 February 2015. For details, see

For more information about Heritage at Northumbria and staff contact details, see or

Or contact me for more info:
Susan Ashley, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences
Northumbria University
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Workshop/Publication: The Rise of Heritage, Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England.

Roundtable on Astrid Swenson, The Rise of Heritage, Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, Cambridge University Press, 2013.  

With Sir Richard J. Evans (University of Cambridge),  Peter Mandler (University of Cambridge) and Alison Carrol (Brunel University). Response Astrid Swenson (Brunel University)

9 February 2014, 5.30pm, Senate House, Wolfson Room NB02, IHR Basement, North block, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Organized by the Isambard Centre for Historical Reserach, Brunel University London and the Modern French History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research (IHR)

For more information visit:

Grant: Funded PhD Studentship opportunity in Heritage Studies at UCL

AHRC funded studentship: Assembling alternative futures for heritage-Archival futures/Future archives, – Ref:1449099
The UCL Institute of Archaeology is pleased to announce a three-year fully-funded PhD Studentship as part of this £2.4m Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project, to commence 1st October 2015. As well as full UK/EU fees, the successful applicant will receive full maintenance funding (UK/EU rate £ 13,863 for 2014/15, increasing annually), plus some expenses for approved research visits.
The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale. The Institute is linked to key heritage organisations, museums and archaeological societies, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.
Assembling alternative futures for heritage is a large, international comparative exploration of heritage and heritage-like practices. The successful PhD student will join a  team of 10 researchers, 3 PhD students and twenty one academic and non-academic partners who will work together on this 4 year research programme. In addition, the student will potentially have the opportunity to undertake a short term funded placement with one of the eighteen non-academic partner organisations association with the research programme (see further details at This placement opportunity will be explored with the successful candidate based on their particular interests and those of the partners involved in the research programme.
Studentship Description
While the precise details of the PhD topic will be determined in collaboration with the successful applicant, the aim of the studentship will be to conduct a critical study of archives or archival technologies (conceived of broadly), which explores in comparative perspective how different ways of organising knowledge is integral to the production of different fields of knowledge itself. Projects might address, for instance, such topics as the history of archives or archival technologies and their role in mediation of the production of knowledge, or take an ethnographic approach to investigating the production and or contemporary uses of conventional or digital archival projects. This studentship relates directly to one of four work packages (Work Package 4, Conserving Diversity) within the research programme which deals specifically with questions of the conservation and maintenance of biological, cultural and linguistic diversity. There are opportunities to work directly here with project partners, or to bring in additional case studies. In relation to digital archives we are particularly interested in thinking of contemporary digitisation and digital platforms being both tools for conservation and preservation (though bringing in their own preservation concerns) and tools for access and use/re-use, enabling through different approaches to ordering and mediating knowledge, potentially radically different forms of knowledge productions, although potential candidates should not feel constrained by this in the selection of case studies to discuss.
The student will be supervised by Dr Rodney Harrison, Reader in Archaeology, Heritage and Museum Studies (and Principal Investigator on the Assembling alternative futures for heritage research programme) and Dr Andrew Flinn, Reader in Archival Studies and Oral History at UCL.
Person Specification
Potential applicants must have a Masters degree with an overall grade of 70% or better, with at least 70% for the dissertation.
Applications will normally be restricted to candidates from the UK and EU countries.
Contact name Lisa Daniel
Contact details
Closing Date 23 Feb 2015
Latest time for the submission of applications 4pm
Interview date 13th March 2015
Studentship Start Date September 2015
Further details of the position are available here

Publication: Things between Worlds. Creating Exoticism and Authenticity MATERIAL CULTURE REVIEW, No. 79

This special issue of the Material Culture Review is concerned with things being used in a context other than the one in which they originated. Delocalization and relocalization of material culture happen on different scales—not only between different continents, but also within the same country or inside a single apartment. This perspective allows to study the migration of objects from one territory to another.



Material Culture Review

Guest editor: Noémie Etienne

Things between Worlds.

Creating Exoticism and Authenticity in the West, from the 19th Century to the Present.


Editorial – Noémie Etienne, Manuel Charpy, Jean Estebanez, p. 1




Maria Gindhart, p. 7
Ethnographic Exoticism: Charles-Arthur Bourgeois’s Snake Charmer

Manuel Charpy, p. 24

La fabrique de l’exotisme:

Commerces et consommations des objets exotiques à Paris et New York au XIXe siècle


Noémie Etienne, p. 46

Memory in Action:

Clothing, Art, and Authenticity in Anthropological Dioramas (New York, 1900)

Lisa Crossman, p. 60

Macy’s Latin American Fair: A Temple Built on the Anxieties of Inter/Americanism 

Fred Myers, p. 78

Paintings, Publics, and Protocols: The early Paintings from Papunya

Brigitte Derlon and Monique Jeudy-Ballini, p. 92

Domestication and the Preservation of Wildness: The Self and the Other in Primitive Art Collecting


Cindy Kang – Exhibition Review, p. 102

Review of Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, September 16, 2013-January 5, 2014

Nadia Radwan – Book Review, p. 107

Review of Shalem, Avinoam, ed., with contributions by Michelina Di Cesare, Heather Coffey, and Alberto Saviello, 2013. Constructing the Image of Muhammad in Europe. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter GmbH.

Sarah W. Mallory – Book Review, p. 108
Review of Adriana Kertzer. Favelization. New York: Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2014.  322 pp: illustrated throughout. English and Portuguese. E-book.

Patrick Verley Book Review, p. 109
Review of Nadège Sougy (dir.), Luxes et internationalisation (XVIe-XIXe siècles). Actes du colloque de juin 2009, Neuchâtel, Editions Alphil-Presses universitaires suisses, 2013.

CFP: 2015 EAA Session: What’s in a story? Is oral history a valuable tool for the future archaeologist’s toolkit?

The call for papers and posters for the 21st EAA annual meeting in Glasgow (2-5 September) is now open and the deadline is 16 February 2015. Paper proposals are submitted electronically on

If you are interested in submitting a paper for the session What’s in a story? Is oral history a valuable tool for the future archaeologist’s toolkit?

we remind you that it is under the Theme: ‘Legacies and Visions’

Session organisers: Monique van den Dries, Margarita Díaz-Andreu

Session abstract:  – When considering legacies in archaeology that we believe to be worth passing on to succeeding generations of archaeologists, should we consider including the relatively new and not yet fully explored method of oral history? Does it have the potential to add value to future archaeological research and is it worth exploring and developing further, or is it mainly a trendy novelty?

Oral history is gaining in popularity as a method of archaeological and heritage research. Case studies show its multiple uses; for instance as a means of gathering eyewitness accounts of historical events, locating sites, learning about old skills and crafts and places of importance in the landscape, contributing to landscape biographies, etc. It can be a means of capturing the world behind the archaeologically visible and may simultaneously add to the social value of a heritage preservation project, as it gives a voice to community members who usually go unheard.

It is the aim of this session to explore the potential of oral history approaches that focus on the first-hand memories or knowledge of an interviewee, primarily in a European context. We will look at the experiences of archaeologists who have used oral history as a tool and consider what benefits and value they have identified, both for the archaeological research or heritage project and for the interviewee themselves. Session participants are also invited to reflect on the pitfalls and challenges researchers face by using oral history and the ethical and practical implications that need to be considered if it is to become a fully fledged archaeological tool.

any queries, please contact us on


best wishes,

Monique van den Dries and Margarita Díaz-Andreu

Seminar “Mémoires et patrimonialisations des migrations” 23 janvier

La prochaine séance du séminaire “Mémoires et patrimonialisations des migrations”  aura lieu vendredi 23 janvier  2015 de 15h à 17h salle des artistes, 96 bd Raspail, 75006


Après avoir fait la conclusion du 1er sous-thème de l’année consacré à la religion,

Nous écouterons, dans le cadre d’une séance ouverte aux travaux des participants : 

Martin Mourre (chercheur associé à l’Institut des mondes africains (IMAf, UMR 871-UMR 243) ) : « À propos d’enjeux actuels en France d’un massacre de tirailleurs sénégalais survenu en 1944 au Sénégal”

Résumé : Le 1er décembre 1944 se déroulait au Camp militaire de Thiaroye, à proximité de Dakar, le massacre de plusieurs dizaines de tirailleurs sénégalais – de fait originaires de toute l’Afrique subsaharienne francophone – par l’armée française. Leur seul tort était d’avoir réclamé leur rappel de solde. Cet événement s’est progressivement inscrit comme un lieu de mémoire pour la nation sénégalaise, tandis qu’il restait méconnu en France jusqu’à récemment. Pourtant, en octobre 2012, le président Hollande promettait de remettre au Sénégal l’ensemble des archives relatives à ce drame. Cette remise fut effectuée en novembre 2014 lors du sommet de la francophonie. Quelques mois plus tôt, un vif débat s’était engagé sur Internet entre deux historiens français, notamment quant au rôle que l’État français devait assumer face à cette histoire. De plus, en novembre 2014, quelques heures avant le geste du président Hollande, le Conseil représentatif des associations noires (CRAN) déposait en France une plainte, pour plusieurs motifs, contre l’État concernant le massacre de Thiaroye. Après avoir rappelé brièvement l’évolution de la mémoire du drame au Sénégal depuis plus de soixante-dix ans, cette communication entend revenir sur l’imbrication de ces usages du passé entre histoire, mémoire et justice.

Nous terminerons la séance par l’introduction du 2e sous-thème consacré aux musées,

En espérant vous y retrouver nombreux


Evelyne Ribert

Présentation du séminaire

Depuis 2010, le séminaire « Mémoires et patrimonialisations des migrations » a engagé une réflexion sur les mécanismes qui visent à transformer les mémoires singulières des migrations en une forme de patrimoine. Alors que les années précédentes ont majoritairement porté sur le cas français, nous allons cette année introduire une dimension comparative internationale en nous intéressant à la façon dont sont patrimonialisées les mémoires des migrations dans différents pays. Si divers travaux existent sur la France, moins connues sont les situations dans les pays étrangers, qui permettent d’interroger le poids du contexte national, historique et social dans ces processus et confèrent à la problématique proposée une portée comparative essentielle. Assiste-t-on à la diffusion d’un modèle commun ou constate-t-on de fortes disparités ? Comment s’articulent le cas échéant mémoires des émigrations et mémoires des immigrations ? Quelle influence exercent, en France comme à l’étranger, les recommandations en la matière des instances internationales comme l’UNESCO et l’adoption des standards qu’elles instaurent, notamment concernant les groupes minoritaires ? Une attention particulière sera accordée à deux dimensions : d’une part la façon dont les collectifs se saisissent des outils éventuellement mis à disposition par les pouvoirs publics pour mettre en récit (et en image) une histoire d’émigration/immigration, d’autre part la question du religieux dans la constitution de « patrimoines de l’immigration », qui en France, apparaît souvent comme un point aveugle des travaux. Une journée d’étude commune sur le thème des médiations du patrimoine de l’immigration, largement ouverte sur les comparaisons internationales, sera aussi organisée en collaboration avec Anne Monjaret et Sylvie Sagnes qui animent le séminaire Anthropologie des médiations du patrimoine à l’EHESS.

Séances suivantes

Thème 1 : Comparaisons internationales : religion

23 janvier 2015 : séance ouverte pour la présentation des travaux d’étudiants

Thème  2 : Comparaisons internationales : musées

13 février 2015 : Sophie Wahnich (IIAC/TRAM) : “L’immigration produit-elle du patrimoine négatif? Le rôle du musée”

27 février 2015 Angeline Escafré Dublet (Laboratoire Triangle, Université Lyon-II/Louis-Lumière) « Culture et immigration: une comparaison franco-américaine »

13 mars 2015 Irène dos Santos (IIAC/CEM) : « Intégrer la communauté déterritorialisée: le musée de la ‘diaspora’ au Portugal »

27 mars 2015 : séance ouverte pour la présentation des travaux d’étudiants

10 avril 2015 Renaud Hourcade (CRAPE, IEP de Rennes) “Mémoires et reconnaissance : la patrimonialisation de l’esclavage en France”

22 mai 2015 : Laurence Gourievidis (Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand) : (titre provisoire) : “La représentation des migrations du XIXe siècle des Highlanders écossais dans les musées écossais et australiens”

12 juin 2015 : Conclusion générale

Renseignements : Évelyne Ribert, IIAC-CEM, courriel : ribert(at) ou tél. : 01 40 82 75 42.

Pour des informations sur notre séminaire et le programme des séances :

CFP: Session “Heritage in transition”, NorthAmericaTAG, May 2015


North American TAG 2015 Conference “MOVEMENT”

May 22-24, 2015. New York University, New York City.

We are now accepting titles and abstracts for individual papers and presentations —- DEADLINE 28 February 2015.


Organizer: Laia Colomer (Linnaeus University, Sweden)

Abstract: We are living in an increasingly globalized world. People move, settle and re-settle in different places and experience several cultural landscapes, and in this process they re-shape their cultural identity. People’s movements affects people’s sense of belonging to a place and a landscape. What happens then to cultural heritage (monuments, artifacts, places, landscapes) when people’s cultural identities are in transition? Are traditional concepts of national and local heritage valid to people in a global transition? Heritage is undoubtedly affected by these movements, and therefore it would need to redefine its position (values and uses) in a world in transition.

The aim of this session is to explore how the significance and uses of heritage are challenged and redefined in today’s globalised society, in the context of new views on concepts such place, identity, and community. The session will explore the following issues (including cases studies):

o  The role of cultural heritage in a globalised world;

o  The heritage of a globalized culture (e.g. cosmopolitan urban heritage; imaginary cultural landscapes; the role of popular/media culture in making new (global) heritage);

o  The redefinition and (re)use of traditional forms of heritage in relation to contemporary globalization (e.g. the role of the local and the national in a globalised world; is there a human cultural heritage beyond each national designations of UNESCO’s WH sites?);

o  Appreciation cultural heritage on the move (e.g. the role of international museums or global traveling exhibitions; the meaning of local cultures in an international perspective);

o  Managing resilience and change in contemporary’s heritage (e.g. sustainability in heritage managing; accommodating new heritage’s values over time).

Contact/Send paper title and abstract:

Please send title, paper abstract (max. 300 word), author(s) name(s) and contact details.

Deadline for submissions of paper titles and abstracts: 28 February 2015

Workshop: Journée d’études “collections et musées scientifiques” Université de Dijon – 22 janvier 2015

L’Ordre et le Temps: Collections et musées de paléontologie, d’archéologie et de géologie
22 janvier 2015
Université de Bourgogne
Amphithéâtre d’Orbigny

Publication: Conservateurs de musées, réformes et affaiblissement professionnel

Frédéric Poulard et Jean-Michel Tobelem (dir.), 2015, Les conservateurs de musées. Atouts et faiblesses d’une profession, Paris, La documentation française
Présentation de l’éditeur

Les conservateurs de musées connaissent une déstabilisation inédite de leur
autorité professionnelle. Dans un contexte de transformations statutaires et
de réformes managériales, la situation n’est pas simplement le résultat de la
concurrence accrue de nouvelles catégories de métiers investissant le monde
des musées. Elle résulte surtout d’une difficulté à définir et à légitimer certaines
fonctions stratégiques. Cet ouvrage en fait la démonstration à travers un examen
des différentes facettes de la profession de conservateur et des frontières qu’elle
partage avec certains métiers connexes.


Malaise dans la culture ? Les conservateurs et le rôle des personnels scientifiques dans les musées (Frédéric Poulard)

Partie I Les enjeux de la direction des musées

Conservateur et/ou directeur (François Mairesse)

Former les conservateurs du patrimoine à la direction d’établissement (Jean-Michel Tobelem)

Partie II Incertitudes croissantes sur le monopole et le mandat professionnel

Des conservateurs sous « tutelle(s) » ? Genèse et péripéties du statut territorial (Frédéric Poulard)

Le conservateur et la recherche au Royaume-Uni : perspectives d’outre-Manche (Jonathan Paquette)

Partie III Face à l’essor de nouveaux métiers : des réponses variées

Comment contenir l’ascension d’un groupe de spécialistes ? Les conservateurs et la restauration des collections (Léonie Hénaut)

Partition et répartition. Les corps professionnels et leurs activités au musée du quai Branly (Christelle Ventura)

Chronique d’une « mort » différée. Les conservateurs de musée face aux commissaires d’exposition dans l’art contemporain français (Laurent Jeanpierre et Séverine Sofio)


Mobilisations et interpellations publiques (Frédéric Poulard)

CFP: Art, Culture and Heritage – 19 January 2015

The Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) will be holding its annual conference at Warwick University in the UK  between 31 March and 2 April this year.

Janet Ulph (Leicester) and Charlotte Woodhead (Warwick) co-convene the Art, Culture and Heritage stream and accept papers which link to this theme from any discipline.

Participants do not need to be members of the SLSA but they would need to pay the full non-member conference fee in addition to their other expenses. Information about the full call for papers is available here:

Papers are submitted through Easychair (which is difficult to use but rewards persistence)

If anyone would like to discuss a potential presentation then please contact either Janet (
or Charlotte (

The initial deadline for submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.