[Humanist] 24.801 events: Museums, Theory, Practice

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 801.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:06:27 +0100
        From: Arianna Ciula <ACiula at esf.org>
        Subject: ESF conference - Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory,Practice

***Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory, Practice***

We invite young and established researchers in museum studies, anthropology, art history, sociology, architecture, design, archaeology, and all related fields including practitioners in museums, galleries, and archives to apply for the "Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory, Practice Conference."

This conference is organised by the European Science Foundation (ESF) in partnership with the Linköping University (LiU). The conference will take place on 17-21 July 2011 at Scandic Linköping Vast, Linköping, Sweden. 

Submission Deadline: 17 April 2011

Grants for Young and Early Stage Researchers available. 

Further information can be found below and at http://www.esf.org/conferences/11365 

We would very much appreciate if you could circulate this announcement among your colleagues and your contacts.
© courtesy of the Manchester Museum 
Re-Visiting the Contact Zone: Museums, Theory, Practice 
17-21 July 2011
Chaired by: 
Sharon MacDonald - University of Manchester,UK 
Cilly Kugelmann - Jewish Museum Berlin, DE 

-- Programme --

Museums form an important part of the cultural heritage of all European countries. As institutions museums have tended to remain focused on the nation state for historical, political and financial reasons, but many of the issues museums aim to respond to today transcend national boundaries. This international European Science Foundation funded conference seeks to provide a platform for exchange, reflecting on the new EU-wide interest in museums as spaces of cultural encounter that occupy a unique position at the junction between 'the local', 'the national' and 'the global'. 

Invited speakers will include

Tony Bennett - University of Western Sydney, AU 
Mary Bouquet - University College Utrecht, NL 
Hans Hollein - Atelier Hollein, AT 
Marta Lourenço - University of Lisbon, PT 
Eithne Nightingale - Victoria and Albert Museum, UK 
Anthony Shelton - University of British Columbia, US 
Pamela H. Smith - Columbia University, US

-- How to Participate --

Attendance is possible only after successful application. Full conference programme and application form accessible from http://www.esf.org/conferences/11365 

A certain number of grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs.

Closing date for applications: 17 April 2011

Dr. Arianna Ciula
Science Officer for the Humanities

European Science Foundation 
1 quai Lezay Marnésia 
BP 90015
F-67080 Strasbourg

Email: aciula at esf.org
Tel: +33 (0) 388767104

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