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Basu, Paul (2018) '[Re:]Entanglements - online research resource including website content, blog, video content, audio content.'

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[Re:]Entanglements is the website of a project entitled ‘Museum Affordances’ funded by the UK’s Arts & Humanities Research Council, which is re-engaging with a remarkable ethnographic archive – including objects, photographs, sound recordings, botanical specimens, published work and fieldnotes – assembled by the colonial anthropologist, Northcote W. Thomas, in Southern Nigeria and Sierra Leone between 1909 and 1915. As well as better understanding the historical context in which these materials were gathered, the project seeks to examine their significance in the present. What do these archives and collections mean for different communities today? What actions do they make possible? How might we creatively explore their latent possibilities? The project is being led by Paul Basu at SOAS University of London and involves a growing number of partnerships in the UK, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and beyond. These include the many institutions across which this ethnographic archive has been dispersed, including the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, the British Library Sound Archive, the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Royal Anthropological Institute, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the UK National Archives.

Item Type: Other
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019 [Re:]Entanglements
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 09:26
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/30934
Related URLs: https://re-entanglements.net
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council

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