Call for Applications: TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise – Utrecht University

The TransPositions Summer School 2017: Sensible Objects, Material Engagement, Skilled Expertise will be held from Monday, August 21, 2017 through Friday, August 25, 2017 in the Woudschoten Hotel & Conference Centre near Utrecht, The Netherlands. This edition of the TransPositions Summer School focuses on material culture and the senses: How can we investigate sensory experiences of past material cultures or cultures that are not our own? And how can we reconstruct in our studies the experiential richness of ephemera and material practices “lost in transmission” or only preserved in textual sources? The summer school approaches these questions across different disciplines including art history, archaeology, anthropology, conservation, musicology, performance and media studies, cognitive science, and religion- and science studies. Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the humanities, the social sciences, and related disciplines with a strong interest in material culture and sensory experiences are invited to apply via e-mail to The application deadline is February 22, 2017.

Invited keynote speakers (confirmed):

Ulinka Rublack (Faculty of History, Cambridge University)
Lambros Malafouris (Kebble College and Institute of Archaeology, Oxford University)
Rachel Prentice (Dept. of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University)
Shigehisa Kuriyama (Dept. of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)

This opportunity is sponsored by the ERC ARTECHNE project and the Department of History and Art History, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

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