Bethany Rex

PhD Candidate
Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Participates in 3 items
Bethany Rex is currently completing her doctorate in the Department of Media, Culture and Heritage at Newcastle University (UK) which examines the transfer of museums into ‘community’ ownership. These governance arrangements have been substantially energised under the austerity measures of the previous and current Conservative-led government administrations. Her work specifically investigates instances where the responsibility for the management and/or ownership of a public museum is transferred to a ‘community’ group, and the processes at work which lead to such outcomes (or don’t).

She is particularly interested in exploring the transition of people with ‘progressive’ social or political commitments into the world of the museum, and the extent to which they are able to enact new types of ‘museum work’ during the process. A focus on the otherwise often taken-for-granted materiality of museum and local government work is central to her research. This stems from her ethnographic work which has revealed moments at which material artefacts are far from passive tools or background to human work, intervening in activity, making certain worlds possible and limiting others.

 

Sessions in which Bethany Rex participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00

Concordia, John Molson School of Business Building (MB) - MB S1.401

Regular session

Bethany Rex, Newcastle University, United Kingdom (Moderator)

Nuala Morse, University of Manchester / University College London (Moderator)

Katherine Lloyd, Heriot-Watt University (Moderator)

15:30
15:30

Concordia, John Molson School of Business Building (MB) - MB 5.215

Roundtable

Elizabeth Crooke, Ulster University (Participant)

Anna Woodham, King's College London (Participant)

Rhiannon Mason (Participant)

Máiréad Nic Craith, Heriot-Watt University (Participant)

Susannah Eckersley, Media, Culture, Heritage, Newcastle University, UK (Potential)

Bethany Rex, Newcastle University, United Kingdom (Potential)

Areti Galani, Newcastle University, UK (Potential)

Nuala Morse, University of Manchester / University College London (Potential)

Ullrich Kockel, Intercultural Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University (Potential)

Melissa F. Baird, Michigan Technological University, Department of Social Sciences, United States (Potential)

Katherine Lloyd, Heriot-Watt University (Moderator)

Bryony Onciul, Univerisity of Exeter (Moderator)

Bryony Onciul, Univerisity of Exeter (Participant)

Sophia Labadi, University of Kent (Participant)

Helen Graham, University of Leeds (Participant)

Rodney Harrison, University College London (Participant)

Sessions in which Bethany Rex attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:30
12:30
Research Development Seminar with Laurajane Smith and Gary Campbell: Heritage and Museum Studies, Sociology 3 hours, 12:30 - 15:30 , Signup required

UQAM, pavillon du Faubourg (DC) - DC-2300

Workshop

17:00
17:00
Opening Ceremony and Cocktail 2 hours 30 minutes, 17:00 - 19:30 , Signup required

Concordia, Grey Nuns Motherhouse (GN) - Former Chapel

Cocktail

Tim Winter, Deakin University (Potential)

Lucie Morisset, Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage (Potential)

Clarence Epstein, Concordia University (Moderator)

Christine Zachary-Deom (Participant)

Luc Noppen, Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage (Participant)

Serge Joyal (Participant)

Saturday 4 June, 2016

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00
Keynote : What does heritage change? Le patrimoine, ça change quoi? (Lucie K. Morisset) 1 hour, 9:00 - 10:00 , Signup required

UQAM, pavillon Judith-Jasmin (J) - Salle Alfred-Laliberté

Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée

Lucie Morisset, Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage (Moderator)

11:00
11:00

Paper

Anna Woodham, King's College London (Participant)

Bryony Onciul, Univerisity of Exeter (Participant)

Paper

Leonie Wieser, Northumbria University (Participant)

Paper

Rodney Harrison, University College London (Participant)

Paper

Helen Graham, University of Leeds (Participant)

Paper

Elizabeth Stainforth, University of Leeds, History of Art and Cultural Studies, United Kingdom (Participant)

Paper

Rhiannon Mason (Participant)

Susannah Eckersley, Media, Culture, Heritage, Newcastle University, UK (Participant)

Sunday 5 June, 2016

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
14:00
14:00
Keynote: Renaming, Removal, Recontextualization of Heritage: Purging History, Claiming the Present, Imagining the Future? (What Change-Role for Heritage Professionals?) (James Count Early) 1 hour 30 minutes, 14:00 - 15:30 , Signup required

Musée des Beaux-Ars de Montréal - Cummings Auditorium

Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée

James Count Early, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, United States (Participant)

Michelle L. Stefano, University of Maryland, American Studies, United States (Moderator)

Monday 6 June, 2016

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00
9:00

Paper

Evren Uzer, Parsons School of Design & University of Gothenburg HDK (Participant)

Paper

Susan Ashley, Northumbria University (Participant)

15:30
15:30
Keynote: Il n'est de patrimoine qu'au futur...| Only in the future will it be heritage... (Xavier Greffe) 1 hour 30 minutes, 15:30 - 17:00 , Signup required

Concordia, John Molson School of Business Building (MB) - MB 1.210

Keynote with simultaneous translation / Conférence avec traduction simultanée

Xavier Greffe, University paris I (Participant)

Luc-Normand Tellier, UQAM (Moderator)

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: EDT/(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
15:30
15:30

Concordia, John Molson School of Business Building (MB) - MB 5.215

Roundtable

Elizabeth Crooke, Ulster University (Participant)

Anna Woodham, King's College London (Participant)

Rhiannon Mason (Participant)

Máiréad Nic Craith, Heriot-Watt University (Participant)

Susannah Eckersley, Media, Culture, Heritage, Newcastle University, UK (Potential)

Bethany Rex, Newcastle University, United Kingdom (Potential)

Areti Galani, Newcastle University, UK (Potential)

Nuala Morse, University of Manchester / University College London (Potential)

Ullrich Kockel, Intercultural Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University (Potential)

Melissa F. Baird, Michigan Technological University, Department of Social Sciences, United States (Potential)

Katherine Lloyd, Heriot-Watt University (Moderator)

Bryony Onciul, Univerisity of Exeter (Moderator)

Bryony Onciul, Univerisity of Exeter (Participant)

Sophia Labadi, University of Kent (Participant)

Helen Graham, University of Leeds (Participant)

Rodney Harrison, University College London (Participant)