CfPs: ‘The Matter of Objects’

Medieval and Renaissance Materiality in Contemporary Conversation Queen Mary University of London   26th May 2016 Following the ‘Material Turn(s)’ of the last few decades the place of objects and their materiality has received invigorated attention within humanities research. Yet, approaches to the material often remain stifled by the abstract ways in which they are approached. In the words of social anthropologist Tim Ingold, the engagement of historians with the material is ‘not with the tangible stuff of craftsmen and manufacturers but with the abstract ruminations of philosophers and theorists.’ This project, culminating in a temporary exhibition, aims to juxtapose … Continue reading CfPs: ‘The Matter of Objects’

CfPs: Art practitioners

  The Matter of Objects: Medieval and Renaissance Materiality in Contemporary Conversation Queen Mary University of London 26th May 2016 The Matter of Objects is a temporary exhibition to be held at Queen Mary University in May 2016 which aims to bring together humanities researchers, artists and creative practitioners in interdisciplinary conversation. Increasingly the humanities have recognised the value of objects within historical narratives yet approaches to the material often remain stifled by the abstract ways in which they are approached. In the words of social anthropologist Tim Ingold, the engagement of historians with the material is ‘not with the … Continue reading CfPs: Art practitioners