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"Trajectories of meaning: the shifting power of things"

October 10, 18.30-20.00 , Alte Aula

Keynote Speaker: Neil MacGregor (London)

Chair: Monica Juneja (Heidelberg)

The meaning of things has, over the last decades, assured ever greater political significance. National identity and national ambition are frequently tethered to objects to which particular significance is attached.

In this lecture I want to examine a few examples of the instability of the meaning of things, how meanings are discarded and created, and what motives may be at work. I also wish to consider how the academic community might respond.

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Keynote I

October 10, 2012

18.30-20.00 "Trajectories of meaning: the shifting power of things." by Neil MacGregor (London), Alte Aula, Heidelberg University

Keynote II

October 11, 2012

18.30-20.00 "From Materiality to Entanglement" by Ian Hodder (Stanford), Karl Jaspers Centre, Room 212

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