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Nearly Human: Mannequins and Museums

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Posted by: UC Irvine and UC Davis
Deadline: Sat, March 31st, 2018

We invite papers (approximately 8,000-10,000 words) for the edited volume, Nearly Human: Mannequins and Museums, an anthology which examines the historical and contemporary display of mannequins as surrogates for humankind. The book addresses the practical application of mannequins as a proxy for humans in a variety of museum contexts including art, natural history, archeological, anthropological, and wax. International in scope, each chapter will discuss the pedagogical and aesthetic stakes involved in representing racial difference and cultural history through mannequins.  


We are seeking case studies from museums around the globe and especially encourage papers that explore the use of mannequins in Asia and Latin America. Please send your inquiries and submissions to the editors, Bridget R. Cooks ( and Jennifer Wagelie ( by no later than March 31, 2018. Submissions should include a cover letter, C.V., and an abstract about 500–750 words in length.




Posted on Mon, February 12th, 2018
Expires on Sat, March 31st, 2018

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