The third workshop in the RGS(IBG) Social & Cultural Geography Research Group sponsored material geographies series takes place on Friday 13th March at the University of Exeter (Streatham campus, Exeter), from 11am – 4pm in Amory 501.
This workshop will explore ‘Material Geographies: interdisciplinary perspectives’ through invited talks by speakers with other disciplinary backgrounds, small group ‘hands-on’ discussions, and discussant comments by speakers who are now geographers but have brought into the discipline understandings of materiality from their previous lives as artists, curators, and more.
Costs: £10 waged; free unwaged. Please download the registration form here and return it to us by 6th March and get in touch if you need hotel/B&B information.
10.30-11.00: Welcome, Registration & Coffee/Tea.
11.00-11.15: A brief Introduction by the organisers.
11.15-12.30: Opening talks (30 minutes), plus discussion:
» Robert Foster (Anthropology, Rochester), author of ‘Tracking globalisation’ in Tilley, C. et al (ed) (2006) Handbook of material culture. London: Sage.
» Dan Hicks (Archaeology, Oxford), co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford handbook of material culture studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press (with Mary C. Beaudry).
13.30-15.00: Small group discussions.
‘Hands-on’ object-led discussions involving all workshop participants. Please bring something that demonstrates your approach to materiality.
For details about the first two workshops in this series, click the tab at the top of the page.
[17th February 2009]