Objects in Motion

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Created: 2016-01-04 08:52
Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Description: Convener

Alexi Baker (CRASSH)

Summary

Objects in Motion brings together scholars, curators and artists from around the world to dialogue about material objects in transition - cultural, temporal and geographical.

All material objects are produced within specific contexts – whether they are ancient Roman tombstones, century-old Inuit clothing, or modern video games. How are differences in use and meaning negotiated when these objects transition into other contexts? What continuities remain, and what is reinterpreted and refashioned? How does this affect the meanings and knowledge embodied in, or found with, such objects?

The subjects discussed will range in time from antiquity to the present day, and in geography across different continents. The individual disciplines encompassed include history, history of science and medicine, anthropology, social anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, art and performance, history of art, geography, digital humanities, museums, and cultural heritage.

This breadth of speakers and topics will facilitate a fruitful exploration of material culture dynamics which are central to the human experience even in an era of multinational corporations, global communication, and increasing standardisation. It will also foster discussion of the different disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to studying and communicating about these themes.

Twenty-six panel speakers are joined by three keynotes:

Simon Schaffer, Professor of History of Science at the University of Cambridge
Nicholas Thomas, Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology [MAA]
Tim Knox, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum
There will also be a short documentary film shown, visual art by Jane Watt and ceramic arts by Chris McHugh displayed, and Ms. Watt’s mobile art studio onsite for the first two days. There will be a reception at the MAA on the first evening, a reception and viewing of the superb exhibition Treasured Possessions at the Fitzwilliam on the second evening, and optional visits to other local museums on the final afternoon.
Website: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/25668
 

Media items

This collection contains 17 media items.

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Media items

Amal Sachedina - More Coffee Anyone: The Coffeepot as an Object of Reform and Restoration in the Sultanate of Oman

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Amal Sachedina (Brown University)

More Coffee Anyone: The Coffeepot as an Object of Reform and Restoration in the Sultanate of Oman

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Christina Williamson - Movement and Meaning in a Century-Old Inuit Parka

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Christina Williamson (Carleton University Ottawa)

Movement and Meaning in a Century-Old Inuit Parka

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Claire Sabel - Cultures of Colorimetry

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Claire Sabel (University of Cambridge)

Cultures of Colorimetry

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Danny Braverman: The Making of Wot? No Fish!! - Translating Outsider Art Into Theatrical Storytelling

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Danny Braverman (Goldsmiths University)

The Making of Wot? No Fish!! - Translating Outsider Art Into Theatrical Storytelling

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 22 Feb 2016


Dora Vargha - Traveling Pathogens, Flying Vaccines: A Story of Failure in Global Polio Vaccination

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Dora Vargha (University of London)

Traveling pathogens, flying vaccines: a story of failure in global polio vaccination

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Elsje van Kessel - Temporary exhibitions as object movers in early modern Italy

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Elsje van Kessel (University of St. Andrews)

Temporary exhibitions as object movers in early modern Italy

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Emma Martin - The Transition of Tibetan Book-covers into Colonial Worlds

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Emma Martin (National Museums Liverpool / University of Manchester)

The transition of Tibetan book-covers into colonial worlds

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


John P. McCarthy presented by Chris Wingfield - Extraordinary Uses of Ordinary Things: Negotiating African Identity at...

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John P. McCarthy (Delaware State Parks) — presented by Chris Wingfield (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge)

Extraordinary Uses of Ordinary Things: Negotiating...

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Katharina Nordhofen - More Than a Frame: Strategies of Appropriation of Byzantine Ivories on Ottonian Book Covers

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Katharina Nordhofen (University of Vienna)

More than a frame: strategies of appropriation of Byzantine ivories on Ottonian book covers

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Nazneen Ahmed - Religious Objects in Motion: Two Ealing Case Studies

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Nazneen Ahmed (University College London)

Religious objects in motion: Two Ealing Case Studies

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Nicholas Thomas - A Critique of the Natural Artefact: Rethinking Re-contextualisation

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Nicholas Thomas (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

A critique of the natural artefact: rethinking re-contextualisation

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Paul Gooding and Stephen Bennett - “A Link to the Past”: Remastered Videogames and the Material Archive

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Paul Gooding and Stephen Bennett (University of East Anglia)

“A Link to the Past”: Remastered Videogames and the Material Archive

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Petra Tjitske Kalshoven - Animal Artefacts: Categorical Trespassing by the Curiously Lifelike

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Petra Tjitske Kalshoven (University of Manchester)

Animal artefacts: categorical trespassing by the curiously lifelike

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Rachel Hand - Polity in Motion: 18th Century Musical Instruments and the Regalia of Tonga’s Sacred Chief

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Rachel Hand (Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

Co-authors Billie Lythberg, Wonu Veys, Hūfanga ‘Okusitino Māhina & Semisi Fetokai Potauaine

Polity in motion:...

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Simon Schaffer - Soft Matter and Mobile Objects

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Simon Schaffer (University of Cambridge)

Soft matter and mobile objects

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Stephanie Bunn - The Pattern of the Past in the Present: Felt Textiles in Transition in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia

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Stephanie Bunn (University of St. Andrews)

The pattern of the past in the present: felt textiles in transition in Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016


Willemijn van Noord - An Ancient Mirror in Motion: From China Through Siberia to the Netherlands and Back (c. 100 BCE -...

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Willemijn van Noord (University of Amsterdam)

An ancient mirror in motion: from China through Siberia to the Netherlands and back (c. 100 BCE - 1700 CE)

Collection: Objects in Motion

Institution: Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Created: Mon 4 Jan 2016