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MeLa Final Event – Registration is Now Open (21-23 January | Milano, Italy)

MeLa – European Museums in an age of migrations will conclude its four year research programme with a three-day event, aimed at providing a critical overview on the main findings ensuing from its investigations and a forward-looking discussion about the future of European museums. A highly interdisciplinary panel of scholars and policy makers from all over the world will trigger a multi perspective debate, bringing together the latest insights on museums’ challenges and chances in the framework of the contemporary global and multi-cultural scenario. Download the programme from the MeLa website.

Attendance to the event is free, but registration is required as seats are limited.

Registration is now open at https://www.eventi.polimi.it/#mela

The event is held in two different dates and locations: to participate in both days please make two different registrations. Access here the form to participate to the event on 22nd January at: https://www.eventi.polimi.it/iscrizioni.php?id_evento=1295&lang=eng Access here the […]

‘Writing at Borders’ & ‘Concurrences’: New Thematic Sections from Culture Unbound

Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research is an open access e-journal that seeks to be a forum for contemporary, cutting edge cultural research from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas.

Culture Unbound has recently presented two new thematic sections that give various perspectives on concepts such as borders, mobility, narrativity and power. ‘Writing at Borders’ is edited by Tuulikki Kurki, Saija Kaskinen, Kirsi Laurén & Mari Ristolainen and focuses on the borders between Finland, Soviet/Russia and the Baltic states to discuss how geographical, social, and cultural borders have been reconceptualized from a territorially placed boundary, to a semantically constructed, ritualized and performed symbolic border, and finally to a discursive (textual) construction. ‘Concurrences’, edited by Diana Brydon, Peter Forsgren and Gunlög Fur, engages with the postcolonial efforts to recover the voice and agency of the subaltern and challenge monolithic imperial representations. These articles investigate various cultural archives […]

Sharing Challenges and Opportunities for ‘Engaging Spaces’ at 2014 NODEM Conference (1-3 December | Warsaw, Museum of the History of Polish Jews)

On 1-3 December 2014, POLIN The Museum of the History of Polish Jews / Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich in Warsaw, Poland, hosted the 2014 edition of the NODEM Conference.

NODEM was established in 2003 by the research studio Visions for Museums at the Interactive Institute and supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. It promotes an interdisciplinary conference forum and a digital networking platform, aimed at archiving and sharing experiences, best practices and research outcomes, at fostering connections between professionals and researchers (e.g. exhibition designers, media producers, educators, engineers, artists, ICT developers), at collaboration and community building in the field of digital cultural heritage, as well as at developing multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches in relation to interaction design, museum studies, learning and digital curating, etc.

This year’s edition was conceived to reflect on “Engaging Spaces – Interpretation, Design and Digital Strategies”. By bringing together museum and heritage professionals (galleries, […]

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