New Museum For Language Buffs

New Museum For Language Buffs

Rhetorical analysis will be a key focus: visitors will be invited to admire and parse the ways words influence a person’s worldview, persuade people to part with their money or votes, and tilt the power dynamic between individuals and groups. Read more.

Heritage, Decolonisation and the Field: A Conference
Date: 26-27 January 2018
German Historical Institute London and UCL Institute of Archaeology
Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, German Historical Institute London/Max Weber Stiftung and the UCL Institute of Archaeology
Closing date for paper proposals: 31 May 2017
The development of heritage as a distinctive, international field of governance regulated through institutions like UNESCO, ICOMOS, ICCROM and the IUCN is closely linked to practices of decolonisation and fieldwork. Taking cultural heritage alone, anthropologists, archaeologists, architects and engineers worked across the decolonising world in countries like Egypt, Indonesia and Pakistan making the development of this new form of governance a reality; so too did experts from area studies, government survey agencies and philanthropic organisations. This work helped to (re-)constitute the fields that these practitioners were connected to, creating new disciplinary assemblages, new forms of knowledge, and rearranging the relationship of fieldworkers to the places where they laboured. At the same time, this process was not simply a product of decolonisation; in fact, it had its origins in knowledge practices which were often closely connected to practices of colonial governance and the complex administrative relationship between colonies and metropoles. These older, colonial practices were simultaneously reconstituted and entangled within these newly emergent disciplinary assemblages and knowledge practices as decolonisation gathered pace.
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