Museum Studies

Museum Studies

episodes

Interviews with authors and scholars about new books in museum studies.

Pablo Alonso GonzĂĄlez, "Cuban Cultural Heritage: A Rebel Past for a Revolutionary Nation" (UP of Florida, 2018)

February 16, 2024

Cuban Cultural Heritage

Pablo Alonso GonzĂĄlez
Hosted by Katie Coldiron

Cuban Cultural Heritage: A Rebel Past for a Revolutionary Nation (UP of Florida, 2018) explores the role that cultural heritage and museums played in …

Robert R. Janes, "Museums and Societal Collapse: The Museum as Lifeboat" (Routledge, 2023)

January 2, 2024

Museums and Societal Collapse

Robert R. Janes

Who do you turn to at the brink of the apocalypse? What might help us to mitigate the financial, commercial, political, social, and cultural collapse …

Jelena Subotić, "Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism" (Cornell UP, 2019)

January 1, 2024

Yellow Star, Red Star

Jelena Subotić
Hosted by Steven Seegel

In her new book Yellow Star, Red Star: Holocaust Remembrance after Communism (Cornell University Press, 2019) Jelena Subotić asks why Holocaust memory…

Denise Y. Ho, "Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao's China" (Cambridge UP, 2017)

December 30, 2023

Curating Revolution

Denise Y. Ho
Hosted by Carla Nappi

“In Mao’s China, to curate revolution was to make it material.” Denise Y. Ho’s new book explores this premise in a masterful account of exhibitionary…

Douglas Hunter, "Beardmore: The Viking Hoax That Rewrote History" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2018)

December 30, 2023

Beardmore

Douglas Hunter
Hosted by Ryan Tripp

In 1936, long before the discovery of the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, the Royal Ontario Museum made a sensational acquisition: the conten…

David R. Brigham, "Two Hundred Years: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1824-2024" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2023)

December 25, 2023

Two Hundred Years

David R. Brigham
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

Home to the first two drafts of the U.S. Constitution, an original printer’s proof of the Declaration of Independence, and the earliest surviving Amer…

Yael A. Sternhell, "War on Record: The Archive and the Afterlife of the Civil War" (Yale UP, 2023)

December 23, 2023

War on Record

Yael A. Sternhell
Hosted by Hallel Yadin

Yael A. Sternhell's War on Record: The Archive and the Aftermath of the Civil War (Yale University Press, 2023) is a history of the United States' gre…

Saving the Brontë Birthplace

December 19, 2023

Saving the Brontë Birthplace

Christa Ackroyd and Steve Stanworth
Hosted by Duncan McCargo

Where were the BrontĂ« sisters actually born? If this was a quiz question, most people would give the wrong answer. Even standard books on the BrontĂ« f…

Simone Gigliotti, "Restless Archive: The Holocaust and the Cinema of the Displaced" (Indiana UP, 2023)

December 16, 2023

Restless Archive

Simone Gigliotti
Hosted by Hallel Yadin

The global refugee, the ship passenger, the displaced person. How did their homeseeking routes and visual motifs intersect and diverge in the earl…

Abigail Bainbridge, "Conservation of Books" (Routledge, 2023)

December 15, 2023

Conservation of Books

Abigail Bainbridge
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

Editor Abigail Bainbridge and contributing author Sonja Schwoll join this discussion of Conservation of Books (Routledge 2023), the highly anticipated…

Matthew Dennis, "American Relics and the Politics of Public Memory" (U Massachusetts Press, 2023)

December 10, 2023

American Relics and the Politics of Public Memory

Matthew Dennis
Hosted by Hallel Yadin

The gold epaulettes that George Washington wore into battle. A Union soldier's bloody shirt in the wake of the Civil War. A crushed wristwatch after t…

Raquel Ukeles et al., "101 Treasures from the National Library of Israel" (Scala Arts, 2022)

December 9, 2023

101 Treasures from the National Library of Israel

Raquel Ukeles, Hezi Amiur, and Yoel Finkelman
Hosted by Matthew Miller

101 Treasures from the National Library of Israel (Scala Arts, 2022) provides a thematic journey through the rich and diverse collections of the Natio…

Ceri Houlbrook, "‘Ritual Litter' Redressed" (Cambridge UP, 2022)

November 27, 2023

‘Ritual Litter' Redressed

Ceri Houlbrook
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Ritual deposition is not an activity that many people in the Western world would consider themselves participants of. The enigmatic beliefs and magica…

Gabriella Giannachi, "Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday" (MIT Press, 2016)

November 18, 2023

Archive Everything

Gabriella Giannachi
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

In Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday (MIT Press, 2016; paperback edition, 2023), Gabriella Giannachi traces the evolution of the archive into t…

Diana Kamin, "Picture-Work: How Libraries, Museums, and Stock Agencies Launched a New Image Economy" (MIT Press, 2023)

October 25, 2023

Picture-Work

Diana Kamin
Hosted by Hallel Yadin
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How the image collection, organized and made available for public consumption, came to define a key feature of contemporary visual culture. The origin…

Katrin Nahidi, "The Cultural Politics of Art in Iran: Modernism, Exhibitions, and Art Production" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

October 4, 2023

The Cultural Politics of Art in Iran

Katrin Nahidi
Hosted by Kaveh Rafie
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Modernist Iranian art represents a highly diverse field of cultural production deeply involved in discussing questions of modernity and modernization …

Janice Rieger, "Design, Disability and Embodiment: Spatial Justice and Perspectives of Power" (Routledge, 2023)

October 4, 2023

Design, Disability and Embodiment

Janice Rieger
Hosted by Shu Wan
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Janice Rieger's book Design, Disability and Embodiment: Spatial Justice and Perspectives of Power (Routledge, 2023) explores the spatial and social in…

Valerie HĂ©bert ed.,  "Framing the Holocaust: Photographs of a Mass Shooting in Latvia, 1941" (U Wisconsin Press, 2023)

September 7, 2023

Framing the Holocaust

Valerie HĂ©bert
Hosted by Hallel Yadin
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Framing the Holocaust: Photographs of a Mass Shooting in Latvia, 1941 (University of Wisconsin Press, 2023), edited by Valerie HĂ©bert, compiles essays…

Ana Lucia Araujo, "Museums and Atlantic Slavery" (Routledge, 2021)

August 29, 2023

Museums and Atlantic Slavery

Ana Lucia Araujo
Hosted by Katrina Anderson
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Ana Lucia Araujo's book Museums and Atlantic Slavery (Routledge, 2021) explores how slavery, the Atlantic slave trade, and enslaved people are represe…

Jade E. Davis, "The Other Side of Empathy" (Duke UP, 2023)

July 30, 2023

The Other Side of Empathy

Jade E. Davis
Hosted by Jen Hoyer

In The Other Side of Empathy (Duke UP, 2023), Jade E. Davis contests the value of empathy as an affective or critical tool. Whether focusing on techno…