Dr Tiffany Jenkins

Tiffany Jenkins is writer and cultural sociologist who splits her time between London and Edinburgh. A regular commentator on cultural and social issues, she has a weekly column in the Scotsman newspaper. Other writing credits include the Art Newspaper, Apollo Magazine, Independent & Guardian.
Her next book – Keeping Their Marbles: how treasures of the past ended up in museums and why they should stay there – will be published in early 2016. It tells the intriguing and sometimes bloody story of how the West came to acquire their treasures over the centuries, and explores why museums have become the target for repatriation claims in recent decades. She is also the author of Contesting Human Remains in Museums Collections.

Visit her website at: https://tiffanyjenkinsinfo.wordpress.com

 

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Saturday 17 October 2015, 12.00 Garden Room
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Publications

She is currently completing her next book: Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of Antiquity Ended Up in Museums – And Why They Should Stay There.

Political Culture, Soft Interventions and Nation Building (Routledge, 2014)
Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: the crisis of cultural authority (Routledge, 2010)

Judgement by our peers: is the jury out?

"Although 'battle' suggests destruction, these were some of the most constructive debates I've taken part in. This was civilised conflict in the best sense of both words."
Julian Baggini, author, Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, and The Ego Trick

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