The Horniman Museum have announced a call for papers for Re-Imagining the Human: Exploring Best Practice in Object-led work with Ethnographic Collections, a conference organised by the Museum and ICME (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography).
Date of conference: 28-29 November 2018
Venue: Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, UK.
Deadline for submission: 1 October 2018
ICME (International Committee for Museums and Collections of Ethnography) and the Horniman Museum and Gardens invite scholars and practitioners to explore innovative practices and theories in object-led work with ethnographic collections. Object-led practice can draw strongly on our ability to employ the senses to re-imagine our place in the world. In-depth engagement with ethnographic objects in particular can promote social interactions and critical reflections on the logics of power and prejudice upon which collections are constituted.
Keynote speaker Dr. Sandra Dudley will open the conference. Her research as a social and material anthropologist transects social anthropology, museum studies, and material culture studies.