AN ANTHROPOLOGY

OF WEDDINGS:

5 PLACES, 50 OBJECTS

3rd – 30th September 2019 | Edinburgh Central Library

What makes a wedding? Why do weddings matter?

How does the stuff of weddings – the gifts, decorations, clothing, and symbols – communicate ideas about marriage in different cultures around the world?

This exhibition provides a glimpse into how weddings and marriage are celebrated in five different countries of the world – and also how they are changing – through photographs and objects that we have collected as part of a collaborative research project in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.

Weddings in South-East District, Botswana: Negotiating Change
Weddings in Jinmen: Compromise and Cooperation between Children and their Parents
Weddings in Penang: Diversity
and Transformation
Weddings in Virginia: Love and Legality
Weddings in Athens: From Grandmothers to Granddaughters

EXHIBITION DETAILS

3rd – 30th September 2019

Edinburgh Central Library

7-9 George IV Bridge

Edinburgh

EH9 1EG

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 695285.

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