Joint UiT research seminar Object Matters/Unruly Heritage, September 20th.

We are happy to announce that on Thursday September 20th there will be an open research seminar organized by the AHR-based research projects Object Matters: Archaeology and Heritage in the 21st century and Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene. The program starts at 9.00 in lecture room UB244 of the Culture and Social Sciences Library at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø campus. The seminar will cover a broad range of topics relating to heritage, materiality, museum collections and archaeologies of the recent past.

Keynote lectures will be given by professor Timothy LeCain, historian of the environment and technology from Montana State University and Dr. Denis Byrne, scholar of cultural heritage studies from Western Sydney University.

The seminar is open to all interested and we hope to see many of you there!


Object Matters/Unruly Heritage, September 20th.
UiT, Culture and Social Sciences Library. Room UB 244.
9:00 9:30 Coffee
9:30 9:45 Bjørnar Olsen – Introduction
9:45 10:30 Denis Byrne – Making it and Losing it in Bali: engaging with loss on a shrinking coastline
10:30 11:00 Torgeir Rinke Bangstad – Heritage and the extended present
11:00 11:15 Coffee
11:15 11:45 Marko Marila – Slow Heritage
11:45 12:15 Kerstin Smeds – Unruly Material – Unnameable Objects adrift in Museum Collections
12:15 13:15 Lunch
13:15 14:00 Timothy LeCain – Wild Things: Towards An Ecology of Creativity
14:00 14:30 Hein Bjerck – Auto-Archaeology and verisimiltudes
14:30 15:00 Esther Breithoff – Of Matter and Men: Things, Nature and People in Conflict
15:00 15:15 Coffee
15:15 15:45 Saphinaz Amal Naguib – Revisiting the perfect ruin. The politics and poetics of an archaeological site.
15:45 16:15 Þóra Pétursdóttir – Sustaining Surtsey. (On Natural Heritage).


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