Friday, 9 November 2018

Some forthcoming talks, November 2018-April 2019

Image: a wooden powder flask from the 1868 British Seige of Maqdala, Ethiopia, acquired by E.A. Henty and purchased by the Pitt Rivers Museum in 1902 (1902.69.1)

Some forthcoming talks, November 2018-April 2019

I'm giving a number of talks - about various aspects of understanding the ethnological museum in postcolonial perspective, from current work on the Calais "Jungle" to re-thinking historic museum collections - during November-April 2019. The talks are in London, Berlin, Tübingen, Brussels and Oxford. Details are below - more details on some of these nearer the time.

Thursday 15 November 2018, Seminar Room 4, Victoria and Albert Museum
Practices of Engagement with Contested Heritage Collections: Past, Present and Future
In Conversation: Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes and Dan Hicks
A conversation between Ghislaine Glasson Deschaumes (CNRS/Chef de projet, Labex Les Passés dans le present, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense) and Dan Hicks (Professor of Contemporary Archaeology, University of Oxford).
Part of the AHRC-funded conference Practices of Engagement with Contested Heritage Collections: Past, Present and Future.

12 December 2018
18.00-20.00, Sonderforschungsbereich, University of Tübingen
Die Vergangenheit als Resource: Beispiele aus postkolonialen Museumssammlungen und der zeitgenössischen Archäologie (Dan Hicks)
A research seminar for the ResourceCulturesDialogue Sonderforschungsbereich at the University of Tübingen

13 December 2018 
10.00-12.00, Sonderforschungsbereich, University of Tübingen
Round Table: Die Vergangenheit als Resource (Dan Hicks)
A round table for ResourceCulturesDialogue, discussing the theme of the lecture from the previous evening.

20 March 2019
18.00-20.00, Université libre de Bruxelles, Campus du Solbosch.
LANDE : la "Jungle" de Calais et au-delà. Une archéologie contemporaine de la “crise” des réfugiés.
A talk for the Séminaire d’archéologie du Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine (CREA)

29 March 2019
Private View and Opening Event for LANDE: the Calais “Jungle” and Beyond

30 April 2019
18:30-21:30, Technische Universität Berlin.
A Conversation with Kokunre Eghafona-Agbontaen and Felicity Bodenstein on African museum collections in post-colonial perspective.
A conversation for Translocations: historical enquiries into the displacement of cultural assets at Technische Universität, Berlin, with Prof Eghafona-Agbontaen (Associate Professor of Anthropology and Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Benin, Nigeria).

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