Julia Binter

Julia Binter

DPhil, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Wolfson College

Thesis: The Cultural Worlds of the African Palm Oil Trade

Research: Julia’s research examines the history and cultural heritage of the Niger Delta with focus on a formative period of British-Nigerian imperial contact: the 19th century palm oil trade. Her research objectives are twofold. On the one hand, she examines how the palm oil trade – and specifically the exchange and mutual appropriation of material culture - shaped British-Nigerian relations and impacted the social and cultural life in the 19th century Niger Delta. On the other hand, she seeks to understand how and to what purpose Nigerians use the history and cultural heritage of the palm oil trade in processes of memorialization and identity formation today.

Research interests: material culture, memory, imperial contact, historical anthropology, visual anthropology, anthropology of globalization, postcolonial theory.

Selected Publications
Binter, J. T. S. (2014) “Unruly Voices in the Museum. Multisensory engagement with disquieting histories”, The Senses and Society 9(2): 342–360.

Binter, J. T. S. (2014) “Vermittler zwischen Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft. Ethnographische Museen im Spannungsfeld von Orten der Repräsentation und ‚glokalen‘ Kontaktzonen“in:Ethnohistorie. Rekonstruktion und Kulturkritik. Eine Einführung. Werner Zips and Karl Wernhart (eds.)Vienna: Promedia Verlag.

Binter, J. T. S. (2014)  “Die Welt in Bewegung – Migrationen im Weltmuseum Wien“, in: Migration und Integration: Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis, Vol 4., Gudrun Biffl and Lydia Rössl (eds.), Pp.73-84. Vienna: Guthmann-Peterson.

Binter, J. T. S. (2013) “Radioglaz and the Global City. Possibilities and Constraints of Experimental Montage”, in: Transcultural Montage, Rane Willerslev and Christian Suhr (eds.), Pp. 183-197. New York, Oxford: Berghahn.

Binter, J. T. S. and Riahi, A. T. (2013) „Exile Family Movie (1994-2006). Das Politische im Privaten oder Herstellungsstrategien  von Öffentlichkeit im Dokumentarfilm“, in: Produktionen des Politischen in neueren deutschsprachigen Dokumentarfilmen, Aylin Basaran, Julia B. Köhne, Klaudija Sabo (eds.), Pp. 215-227. Vienna: Mandelbaum.

Binter, J. T. S. (2011) “Globalization, Representation and Postcolonial Critique. Austrian documentary film auteurs' take on globalism”, in: Global Studies. Mapping Contemporary Art and Culture, Hans Belting, Jacob Birken, Andrea Buddensieg, Peter Weibel (eds.), Pp. 96-109. Ostfildern: Hatje-Cantz.

Binter, J. T. S. (2009) We Shoot the World. Österreichische Dokumentarfilmer und die Globalisierung. Berlin, Münster, Vienna: LIT-Verlag.

Email: julia.binter@anthro.ox.ac.uk 

 

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