Study time allocation
Private study hours:252
Total study time:
Teaching and learning methods
This is primarily a seminar-based course. Discussions in seminars will enable you to develop your knowledge, understanding, intellectual skills and critical abilities. Self-directed study and use of audio-visual materials will further develop these. They will be assessed, along with a range of key skills in the essay and case study.
Teaching methods include:
- Group work
Learning activities include:
- Individual study
- Preparing and delivering student-led seminars
- Discussion groups
- Field Trip
Resources and reading list
Alcock, S. and van Dyke, R. 2003 Archaeologies of Memory. Blackwell. Oxford.
Beaudry, M. and Hicks, D. 2010 The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture. Oxford University Press. Oxford.
Belk, R. 1995. Collecting in a Consumer society. London: Routledge.
Bermingham and J. Brewer (eds). The Consumption of Culture 1600-1800. Image, object, text. London: Routledge. pp.1-20.
Brewer & R. Porter (eds) Consumption and the World of Goods. London: Routledge. pp. 1-15.
Buchli, V. 2002 The Material Culture Reader. Berg: Oxford.
Clottes, J and Lewis-Williams, D 1996 The Shamans of prehistory: trance and magic in the Painted Caves. H.N. Abrams, Inc. New York.
Cochrane, A. and Jones, A.M. 2012 Visualising the Neolithic. Oxbow. Oxford.
Coote, J and Shelton, A. 1992 Anthropology, art and aesthetics. Clarendon Oxford.
Campbell, S.F. 2002 The Art of Kula. Berg. Oxford.
David, B. 2002 Landscapes, rock art and the dreaming: an archaeology of preunderstanding. Leicester University Press. London.
Daston, L & C. Park. 1998. Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750. NY: Zone Books
Elsner, J and R. Cardinal (eds). 1994. The Cultures of Collecting. London: Reaktion Books.
Findlen, P. 1994. Possessing Nature: Museums, collecting and scientific culture in early modern Italy. Berkeley : University of California Press.
______ 1998. Possessing the Past: The material world of the Italian Renaissance. American Historical Review. Feb: 83-114.
Forty, A and Kuchler, S 1999 The art of forgetting. Berg. Oxford.
Henare, A., Holbraad, M. and Wastell, S. 2007 Thinking through things. Routledge: London.
Ingold, T. 2000 The Perception of the Environment. London: Routledge.
Ingold, T. 2011 Being Alive. London: Routledge.
Jones, A and MacGregor, G 2002 Colouring the Past: the significance of colour in archaeological research. Berg. Oxford.
Jones, A 2007 Memory and Material Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.
Jones, A. 2012 Prehistoric Materialities. Becoming material in prehistoric Britain and Ireland. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kenseth, J. 1991 (ed) Age of the Marvelous. pp. 25-59. Hanover, N.H.: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College.
Küchler, S. 2002 Malanggan. Berg. Oxford.
Layton, R. 1991 The Anthropology of Art. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.
Lewis-Williams, J.D 1981 Believing and seeing: symbolic meanings in southern San rock paintings. Academic Press. London.
Lewis-Williams, J.D. 1982. The economic and social contexts of southern San rock art. Current Anthropology 23:429-450.
Lewis-Williams, J.D. 1997. Agency, art and altered states of consciousness: a motif in
French (Quercy) Upper Palaeolithic parietal art. Antiquity 71: 810-830.
Lillios, K.T. 2008 Heraldry for the Dead. Texas University Press: Austin.
Mauries, P. 2002. Cabinets of curiosities. London: Thames and Hudson. (Especially first chapter).
Miller, D. 1994 Artefacts and the meaning of things, in T. Ingold (ed.) The Companion Encyclopaedia of Anthropology. Routledge. London, 396-419.
Morphy, H 1994 The anthropology of art, in T. Ingold (ed.) Companion Encyclopaedia of Anthropology. Routledge. London.
Morphy, H. 1989 Animals into Art. Unwin Hyman. London.
Morphy, H. 2007 Becoming Art. Berg. Oxford.
Moser, S. 1998 Ancestral images: the iconography of human antiquity. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
Moser, S. 2006 Wonderous Curiousities. Ancient Egypt at the British Museum. Chicago: Chicago University Press.
Moser, S. 2012 Designing Antiquity. Owen Jones, Ancient Egypt and the Crystal Palace. New Haven: Yale University Press.
Myers, F 2001 The Empire of Things. SAR Press. Washington.
Neill, A. and A. Ridley (eds) 1995. Philosophy of Art: Readings Ancient and Modern. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Pearce, S. 1995. On Collecting. An investigation into collecting in the European tradition. London: Routledge.
Pearce (ed.) Interpreting Objects and Collections. London: Routledge..
Pomian, K. 1990. Collectors and curiosities. Paris and Venice, 1500-1800. Cambridge: Polity Press
Powell, T.G.E. 1966 Prehistoric Art. London: Thames and Hudson.
Price, N. 2001 The Archaeology of Shamanism. Routledge. London.
Swann, M. 2001. Curiosities & Texts : the culture of collecting in early modern England. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Taussig, M 1993 Mimesis and Alterity. Routledge. London.
Whitley, D. 2000 The art of the shaman: rock art of California. University of Utah Press. Salt Lake City.