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Biomedicine in museums

Inspiring syllabus for a future "things" course

I just discovered a description of Sev Fowles’s “Thing Theory” spring 2007 seminar at Dept of Archaeology, Columbia University. It has an excellent reading list and a clever way of structuring the whole course through the themes of psychologised, sacred, socialised, fetishised, subjectivised and technologised objects. A very inspiring syllabus for a new version (?) of the “Towards a New Materialism” postgraduate seminar next year. They have also put the participants’ essays on the net. A wonderful example of intellectual generosity.

Thomas Söderqvist

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