Tag: Objects and visual analyses

Exploding Objects: A Month at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.

Haidy Geismar , August 27th, 2019


Rose Taylor, PhD Candidate, UCL Anthropology Over the course of four weeks between June and July 2019 I participated in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History’s Summer…


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Postcolonial Digital Connections and Collections

Haidy Geismar , June 10th, 2019


Postcolonial Digital Connections: Sociocultural Impacts of Digitization Processes in the Cultural Heritage Sector Haidy Geismar and Katja Müller In May 2018, ZIRS in cooperation with UCL held a…


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UCL Young Curators with Harris Invictus Academy

Delphine Mercier , August 3rd, 2018


Syeda Sana Gilani, Tyanne Hudson, Soliman Hussaini, Candour Ndaguba, Best Oscar, Kaiya Pink, Year 10 Students at Harris Invictus Academy, Croydon, London Hi, welcome to our online exhibition…


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Second RAI Photo Salon: On Photographic Affordances and the Archive

Haidy Geismar , April 26th, 2018



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The Picket Line in the Digital Age

Joseph Cook , March 1st, 2018


Joseph Cook -MPhil/PhD Anthropology    @joseph_m_cook The following is the transcript from a talk given on Monday 26th February as part of a range of student-led teach-ins and…


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Lloyd Coleman on How He Has Music at His Fingertips

Haidy Geismar , January 22nd, 2018


Annamaria Dall’Anese – PhD Anthropology     Lloyd Coleman on How He Has Music at His Fingertips   Anthropology’s aim is to see the world through the native’s…


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Marketplace Icon series at Consumption Markets & Culture

Haidy Geismar , February 19th, 2017


From Jonathan Schroeder, Editor at Large, Consumption Markets & Culture Rochester Institute of Technology, New York The “Marketplace Icons” section of Consumption Markets & Cul…


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First RAI Photo Salon

Haidy Geismar , January 30th, 2017


Haidy Geismar,  UCL Anthropology and Chair of the R.A.I Photo Committee On December 8, 2016, the Photography Committee of the Royal Anthropological Institute convened its first Photo Salon….


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Data Waves – finding meaning through music

Haidy Geismar , January 12th, 2017


Miranda Marcus, UCL Digital Anthropology How do we display data in a way that is meaningful? This is the question that has been posed by Dr Robin Carhart-Harris…


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Night-Time Wanderings and the Out-of-Place

David Whyte , October 17th, 2016


As I walked home late one night last week, I came upon a scene that perhaps many of us are familiar with. In a dark corner of a…


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First RAI Photography Salon

Haidy Geismar , October 17th, 2016



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On Miniatures: a dialogue

Haidy Geismar , June 25th, 2016


In a new series of postings, we draw two research projects on miniatures together in dialogue: Miniatures Matter Jonathan Walz, Rollins  College Jonathan Walz is an anthropologist who…


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The Lunar New Year Gift Index 2.0

Haidy Geismar , March 15th, 2016


Members of the Emerging Subjects project at UCL and the National University of Mongolia contributed to this post.  What does focusing on gifts given and received during the Lunar…


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The Absent Stone

Haidy Geismar , March 1st, 2016


Via Sandra Rozental, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Mexico City The Absent Stone (2013) is a documentary film that combines contemporary ethnographic filmmaking, animation and a wide …


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The Anti-Camera

Haidy Geismar , January 21st, 2016


Christopher Pinney, UCL Anthropology I recently came across M.N. Srinivas’ observation that his enthusiastic engagement with photography, during his fieldwork in Mysore in the late 1940s, earned him…


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New Open Access Series: Anthropology and Photography and open access initiatives from the Global Social Media Impact Study

Haidy Geismar , December 14th, 2015


Haidy Geismar, UCL   The movement towards open access has continued to gain momentum in the social sciences, and in anthropology, with important new journals such as Hau;…


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Some thoughts about the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Haidy Geismar , November 1st, 2015


Haidy Geismar, UCL I recently spent an afternoon at the site of the former twin towers, where now there lies, imprinted on the foundations, one of the largest…


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Unleashing the Chaîne Opératoire: Students’ experimentation with an old methodology.

Haidy Geismar , July 7th, 2015


Ludovic Coupaye, UCL Anthropology Over the last five years, undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in the course emphatically called “Transforming and Creating Worlds: Anthropological Perspe…


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Occasional Paper 5: Mr Coperthwaite – a life in the Maine Woods

Haidy Geismar , June 11th, 2015


Anna Grimshaw, Emory University In 1960, Bill Coperthwaite bought 300 acres of wilderness in Machiasport, Maine. Influenced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and by the back to…


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