International Symposium: Museum Anthropology in the 21st Century
What can museum anthropology do in the 21st century?
Museum anthropology is one of the oldest sub-fields of anthropology, which was, especially in the German context, constitutive of the discipline itself. Yet it has long been neglected in academic research and teaching. This symposium sets out to draw museum anthropology back into anthropology, to address specific museological and also general anthropological concerns. Museum histories, theories, methods, and practices can be mobilised to expand on recent academic developments such as the material and ontological turns, hot topics such as colonial history and postcolonial critique, the indigenisation of disciplines and institutions, and emerging methodological interactions between anthropology and the arts, as well as the increasingly important interface between academic research and the wider public.
Convener: Philipp Schorch (LMU Munich)
Speakers: Claudia Augustat (Weltmuseum Wien), Ruth Bielfeldt (LMU Munich), Rainer Buschmann (California State University Channel Islands), James Clifford (University of California, Santa Cruz), Mareile Flitsch (Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich), Diana Gabler (MARKK Hamburg), Ivan Gaskell (Bard Graduate Center, New York), Bruno Haas (Université Paris 1, Panthéon-Sorbonne), Taloi Havini (Independent artist, Brisbane), Paul Hempel (LMU Munich), Gabriele Herzog-Schröder (LMU Munich), Katrina Talei Igglesden (University of East Anglia), Anka Krämer de Huerta (Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich), Leah Lui-Chivizhe (University of Technology, Sydney), Sharon Macdonald (CARMAH, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Antoinette Maget Dominicé (LMU Munich), Diego Muñoz (LMU Munich), Glenn Penny (University of Iowa), Samara Rubinstein (BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern), Anna Schmid (Museum der Kulturen Basel), Colleen Schmitz (BIOTOPIA – Naturkundemuseum Bayern), Philipp Stockhammer (LMU Munich), Hilke Thode-Arora (Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich), Nicholas Thomas (Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge), Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (University of Birmingham), Uta Werlich (Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich), Jordan Wilson (New York University)
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