IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the national progression of the COVID-19 coronavirus, this event has been postponed until further notice. We will share more information as soon as possible. Visit Brown University’s COVID page for further University updates. Thank you for understanding, please stay healthy and wash your hands.
Border Assemblages and the Politics of Materiality Workshop
Through informal presentations, discussion, and debate, the one-day workshop Border Assemblages and the Politics of Materiality will invite interdisciplinary scholars to address questions of contemporary migration, border crossings, and the role of museums in the new nomadic age. Coordinated by curators of the new exhibition at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Transient Matter: Assemblages of Migration in the Mediterranean, this workshop will consider borderlands in a global sense, bringing together socio-cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, visual and cultural studies specialists, and architects to broaden and deepen our understanding of the materiality of migration.
- Naor Ben-Yehoyada (Anthropology, Columbia University)
- Rachael Kiddey (Oxford University)
- Nicholas Mirzoeff (Media, Culture and Communication, NYU)
- Gabriella Soto (Anthropology/American Studies, Trinity College CT)
- Stefanos Levidis (Forensic Architecture, Goldsmiths College, London)
- 9 AM — Coffee and light breakfast in Transient Matter exhibition, Manning Hall
- 10 AM — Presentations and discussions in Petteruti Lounge, Robert Campus Center
- 12:30 PM — Lunch break
- 2 PM — Presentations and discussions in Rhode Island Hall, Room 008
- 5 PM — Light refreshments in Transient Matter exhibition, Manning Hall
This event is free and open to the public — we ask you to please “RSVP” your interest on the Facebook Event so we can calculate number of attendees.
Supported by generous donors to Friends of the Haffenreffer Museum, the Decolonial Initiative, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Anthropology Department, Cogut Institute for the Humanities, Modern Greek Studies, the Swearer Center, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Center for Middle East Studies, and History of Art and Architecture.