19 August 2021

NMA Lunchtime Seminars: Natural Materials in Anthropology

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The webinar explored how natural materials have played a vital role in human development throughout history all the way through to modern day. From arrowheads to bark cloth, unlocking their secrets may offer solutions for a greener more sustainable future.

You will hear from:

  • Parvez Alam, Senior Lecturer in Materials Modelling and Design, University of Edinburgh who talks about Ju|’hoansi Arrowheads
  • Kirsten ScottProgramme Leader for Postgraduate Fashion, MA Fashion Design and MA Luxury Accessory Design Management, Istituto Marangoni (London School) who talks about bark cloth
  • Rosalie AllainAssociate Lecturer (Teaching), Social Anthropology, University College London who talks about the scarcity and generativity of gold among artisanal miners in Cameroon