Course by Jason Baird Jackson "Material culture and the museum" in September and October 2018
New term is starting and we have many new courses in store for you! In the end of September, Fulbright Specialist Dr Jason Baird Jackson (Indiana University) will deliver the course Material culture and the museum (HVKU.03.025, 3 EAP, in English). The course is open for registration on ÕIS, however everyone is welcome to participate also without registration!
- 27.09 Museum Ethnology and Material Culture Studies: An Introduction (at 16.15, Ülikooli 16-214)
- 28.09 Theories of Material Culture (at 14.15, Ülikooli 16-214).
- 4.10 Practices in Museum Ethnology (at 16.15, Ülikooli 16-214)
- 5.10 Contemporary Developments in Museum Ethnology and Material Culture Studies (at 14.15, Ülikooli 16-214).
About the lecturer:
The course will be taught by Dr Jason Baird Jackson, who will be visiting the University of Tartu as a Fulbright Specialist. Dr Jackson presently serves as Professor of Folklore Studies and of Anthropology at Indiana University, where he is also Director of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. He was the editor of Museum Anthropology (2005-2009), the journal published by the Council for Museum Anthropology (American Anthropological Association). He is the founder of Museum Anthropology Review, which he has edited since 2007. During 2012-2013, he served as Interim Editor of the Journal of Folklore Research. Dr Jackson was involved in founding the American Folklore Society’s Open Folklore project and has chaired the AFS’s Publications Committee. In 2014-2015 he participated in a Mellon Foundation-funded research project on open access book publishing in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. His work on this project shaped the launch of the open access book series Material Vernaculars, which he edits and which is co-published by the Mathers Museum of World Cultures and the Indiana University Press. His various writings on scholarly publishing issues are summarized and cited in a 2014 article with Ryan Anderson published in Cultural Anthropology titled “Anthropology and Open Access.” He previously advised Trickster Press, the student publishing initiative in folklore at Indiana University and he regularly presents or participates in student workshops on scholarly publishing. See also: https://jasonbairdjackson.com/.
More information: Elo-Hanna Seljamaa, elo-hanna.seljamaa [ät] ut.ee; Kirsti Jõesalu, kirsti.joesalu [ät] ut.ee