Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Pitt Rivers Museum lunchtime seminars, Spring 2010

[image: Excavated Grooved Ware (Neolithic) pits and their contents reassembled at
Over, Cambridgeshire. Photo by Mark Knight and the Cambridge Archaeological Unit. From Pollard, J. 2001. The Aesthetics of Depositional Practice. World Archaeology 33(2): 315-333]

I'm convening the weekly lunchtime seminar series at the Pitt Rivers Museum next term. The list of seminars is below. All the seminars are 'brown bag' - ie you are welcome to come with your lunch. They run from 1pm to 2.15pm every Friday in Hilary Term.

The seminars are open to all within Oxford University - if you're based elsewhere and would like to attend one of them, please drop me a line at

Week 1: Friday 22 Jan 2010
Professor Patrick Wright (Nottingham Trent University/London Consortium)
Heritage, melancholy, and the place of criticism

Week 2: Friday 29 Jan
Professor Norman Hammond (Boston University)
Early Maya Economy, Society and Culture at Cuello, Belize

Week 3: Friday 5 Feb
Kate Brindley (Director of Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, and formerly Director of Museums, Galleries and Archives at Bristol City Council)
Banksy vs Bristol Museum (a conversation with Dan Hicks)

Week 4: Friday 12 Feb
Professor Nick Thomas (University of Cambridge)
The Museum as Method

Week 5: Friday 19 Feb
Dr Josh Pollard (University of Bristol)
The Aesthetics of Deposition

Week 6: Friday 26 Feb
Dr Jennifer Bajorek (Goldsmiths)
Photography in West Africa: photographic archives of the Independence period in Senegal and Benin

Week 7: Friday 5 March
Lisa Le Feuvre (Goldsmiths)
Curating Contemporary Art at the National Maritime Museum

Week 8: Friday 12 March
Nick Mayhew (Deputy Director (Collections), Ashmolean Museum)
Current research into the history of modern currency

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