Proposals for papers and for visual and performing art are welcome for the three-day interdisciplinary conference
Objects in Motion: Material Culture in Transition.
The conference is supported by and will be held at the Centre for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge on 18-20 June 2015. The deadline for all proposals is 15 March 2015, and registration is expected to open in April 2015:
Objects in Motion will bring together diverse scholars, curators, writers, and artists to discuss material culture in transition. Material objects are produced within specific contexts – geographical, cultural, and temporal. This is true for things as diverse as the Great Sphinx built in Egypt at least 4500 years ago, the Lindisfarne Gospels illuminated in 8th-century Northumbria, a wooden ceremonial mask carved in 19th-century Nigeria, or a mobile phone made in 21st-century China.