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Seminar: The Materiality and Visuality of Social Media

philbu , March 12th, 2021


This online course for the summer semester 2021 at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna gives a critical overview about the material…


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Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community Recognized with Book Prizes

Jason Baird Jackson , November 6th, 2020


The annual business meeting of the Council for Museum Anthropology (CMA) was held today and one of its key moments was the bestowal of the annual CMA Book…


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Bamboo Basket Hampers Used by Tobacco Farmers in Nanhua County, Yunnan, China

Jason Baird Jackson , November 5th, 2020


While doing background work on FEI Xiaotong and ZHANG Zhiyi’s studies of the basketry industry(*) in Yunnan, China, my colleague W. discovered this webpage with a pair of…


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A Pack Basket Among the Lisu in Yunnan, 2004

Jason Baird Jackson , October 19th, 2020


If you click here, you will be taken to a Getty Images photograph by Zhang Peng/Light Rocket. The image shows a Lisu woman on her way to a…


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3-2-1 Launch! Material Culture and Heritage Studies Laboratory

Jason Baird Jackson , September 30th, 2020


The pandemic slows all work beyond bare necessity, but good things can happen amid the difficulties of the present. Over the summer, with a small but mighty crew…


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It is Time to Check Out The Michiana Potters: Art, Community, and Collaboration in the Midwest

Jason Baird Jackson , August 22nd, 2020


Hi everyone. Some of you already know that The Michiana Potters: Art, Community, and Collaboration in the Midwest by Meredith A. E. McGriff came out recently from Indiana…


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On Taking Credit: Textile Traditions and Fashion Rip-Offs

Jason Baird Jackson , August 15th, 2020


Below find a guest post by Carrie Hertz, Curator of Dress and Textiles at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. –Jason Baird…


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My Dad’s Shoes

Jason Baird Jackson , June 15th, 2020


The following is re-posted from my personal Facebook page (June 9, 2020). It was pecked out quickly with my thumbs on my mobile phone. Many friends and colleagues…


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Creation and Community: Making Mississippi Choctaw Arts

Jason Baird Jackson , May 12th, 2020


Creation and Community: Making Mississippi Choctaw Arts A Material Culture Studies Lecture by Emily Buhrow Rogers Thursday May 21, 2020 2–3 p.m. (EST) Email Jason Jackson at mchsl@indiana.edu…


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Sowei Mask Repairs in Focus: Material Interpretation and Object Itineraries (Lecture)

Jason Baird Jackson , May 6th, 2020


Sowei Mask Repairs in Focus: Material Interpretation and Object Itineraries A Material Culture Studies Lecture by Kristin Otto Thursday May 14, 2020 2–3 p.m. (EST) Email Jason Jackson…


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Blog Post Series: Von der Cyberanthropologie zur Digitalen Anthropologie – Teil 2

philbu , April 21st, 2020


Diese Serie von Blogeinträgen beschreibt die Relevanz kultur- und sozialanthropologischer Zugänge in der Untersuchung digitaler Technik und Technologien, dargestellt anhand wissenschaftstheoretischer…


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Two Collections of Florida Seminole Dolls

Jason Baird Jackson , April 8th, 2020


Since beginning the social distancing era, I have taken on a small, personal project to photograph and share two collections of Florida Seminole dolls from my life. Building…


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Seminar: Digital Technologies as Material Culture 2020

philbu , March 4th, 2020


In this MA seminar at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, we explore digital media technologies from an anthropological/ethnographic perspective in the context o…


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Material Culture and Heritage Studies in Northern Guangxi, China at #AFSAM19

Jason Baird Jackson , February 20th, 2020


I am here using a blog post not to share current news, but to get an older document online and linkable. What follows is the short (public) and…


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The Free-to-Readers Version of Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community: A Giving Heritage

Jason Baird Jackson , February 12th, 2020


Many readers of this blog already know about the fifth title in Indiana University Press‘ Material Vernaculars book series–Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community: A Giving Heritage by…


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Application Time: Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)

Jason Baird Jackson , November 27th, 2019


It is time again for graduate students to consider applying to participate in the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA). Here are this year’s details, courtesy of the…


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Wedding Clothes and the Osage Community: A Giving Heritage

Jason Baird Jackson , October 22nd, 2019


It is a great moment for a great project. Some Shreds and Patches readers will remember when, in 2017, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures hosted the special…


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Aboriginal Bark Painting from Northern Australia

Jason Baird Jackson , September 19th, 2019


Not long ago, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures opened three new early fall exhibitions. I was happy to be the curator for the smallest of these. It…


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The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies

Jason Baird Jackson , July 3rd, 2019


The following is a report on The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies (第七届中美民俗学与非物质文化遗产论坛: 博物馆民俗与遗产研究的协作工作). …


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Exhibitions Week: Echoes of the Rainforest: The Visual Arts of the Shipibo Indians

Jason Baird Jackson , March 20th, 2019


The MMWC has a huge amount of exhibition-related news. This week I devote a series of posts to highlighting some of these developments. I sure wish I could…


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Exhibitions Week: Quilting Art and Tradition—People, Handcrafts, and Community Life (a.k.a. Quilts of Southwest China)

Jason Baird Jackson , March 19th, 2019


The MMWC has a huge amount of exhibition related news. This week I devote a series of posts to highlighting some of these developments. Huang Biyu introduces her…


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Seminar: Digital & Visual Technologies as Material Culture

philbu , February 28th, 2019


In the summer term 2019, I am giving a seminar on digital and visual technologies as material culture at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (MA &…


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Picturing Change, Seeing Continuity: Hmong Story Cloths

Jason Baird Jackson , January 13th, 2019


It is a new year and a new semester at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures and that means new exhibitions! There are new exhibitions still to open…


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Material Culture Journalism, 6

Jason Baird Jackson , January 9th, 2019


The new year has promoted a lot of material culture journalism related to lifestyle changes and consumption habits. Some of the items here fit into this frame, including…


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