Reinwardt Memorial Lecture by Michael Shanks
Hortusplantsoen 1-3 , 1018TZ Amsterdam
You are cordially invited to attend the Reinwardt Memorial Lecture on Friday 11 May 2012. This year’s guest speaker is the British archaeologist Michael Shanks.
Shanks (Newcastle, 1957) is considered one of the most important innovators in the field of archaeology. His position is that archaeologists not so much discover the past but rather work as designers of the future. In his work, Shanks tries to connect heritage, the arts and design. He is currently experimenting new approaches to archives, visual media and the performing arts. His Reinwardt Memorial Lecture will touch on many of these themes, drawing on material from The Archaeological Imagination, his latest book (Left Coast Press, March 2012).
Michael Shanks has been a professor at Stanford University since 1999 and is director of the MetaMediaLab and HumanitiesLab there (http://www.mshanks.com/).
The annual Reinwardt Memorial Lecture commemorates the birthday of Caspar Georg Carl Reinwardt (3 June 1773 – 6 March 1854), after whom the Reinwardt Academy is named. Previous Reinwardt Memorial Lectures have been given by Ad de Jong, Lynne Teather, Rob van der Laarse and Laurajane Smith.
If you would like to attend this Lecture in English on 11 May, you can use the reserveer (rsvp) button on the top of this page.
Admission will start at 13:30 hours, the lecture will commence in the main hall of the Academy at 14:00 hours.
On behalf of professors Hester Dibbits and Riemer Knoop,
Teus Eenkhoorn, director.