Objective Networks: Materiality in the Archives Call for Presentations

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Organized by Networks, Tastes and Material Culture: Archives in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction Research Network

13 February 2019, 1pm – 5pm

Conference Room, ACL Graduate School, The University of Manchester

This Student Run Research Network considers the use of archives and collections as sources for the exploration of past intellectual and professional networks. A series of half-day workshops will discuss the production and circulation of knowledge within and outside traditional cultural circuits, and the development of  aesthetic  trends  in  the  modern  age (19th and 20th centuries). They aim to bring together PhD students and early career researchers sharing material-based methodologies, as well as scholars and professionals in cultural  heritage  institutions.

The second half-day workshop, to be held at the Conference Room of the ACL Graduate School (The University of Manchester) on the 13th February 2019, will focus on the materiality of primary sources from archives and collections, discussing how their physical features shed light, or open up new angles of investigation on past networks and tastes.

@Netmat_nw welcomes proposals for lightning-presentations (up to 10 minutes), on a single item or group of objects, that consider archival objects as evidence in themselves, not simply as carriers of textual or symbolic content. These archival objects might include printed or handwritten texts, artworks or music, three-dimensional objects both everyday and extraordinary. Proposals considering the digitisation of archives, and its impact upon historical research are also welcomed.

The presentation session will be chaired by Dr Emma Martin, Lecturer in Museology at The University of Manchester and Senior Curator Ethnology for National Museums Liverpool.

Submission guidelines

Brief proposals for presentations should be submitted to netmat.nw@gmail.com by 13 January 2019.

Please note: travel expenses (within the UK) for presenters and NWCDTP funded students will be refunded; PhD students within the North West will be refunded if the budget allows.

The workshop is supported by the AHRC through the NWCDTP Student Run Research Networks Fund.

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