Past event

School of Modern Languages Research Seminar: New Directions in Material Culture Spaces are limited -- please contact [email protected] to request a place.

Modern Languages has long-standing intersections with material culture, through research areas such as book history, digital humanities and linguistic mapping, and more recently through the lens of memory studies. In this seminar we welcome three prominent scholars from outside Modern Languages in order to think through new potential routes and applications of material culture for our own field. With expertise ranging from the Renaissance to the contemporary, our speakers will explore the theoretical importance of objects for unlocking new understandings of social reality in different times and spaces. They will also offer practical demonstrations and hands-on opportunities for participants to engage materially with the objects they study.

Chair: Dr Emma Bond (St Andrews)

Speakers: Professor Dan Hicks (Oxford, Archaeology); Dr Freya Gowrley (Derby, History); Professor Jill Burke (Edinburgh College of Art)

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception outside the Museum.

Spaces are limited -- please contact [email protected] to request a place.