Bones Collective

Exploring the affective presence

and emotive materiality of human bones

The Bones Collective is an international and interdisciplinary research network of anthropologists, archaeologists, artists based at the University of Edinburgh who share an interest in human bones. We have hosted various events including a seminar series, workshop and conference panel, and numerous less formal conversations through which we have explored the affective presence and emotive materiality of human bones. We are keen to forge creative and constructive links with scholars elsewhere who share these interests and are working on related themes.


b-cuStatement of Interests

Click here for our original "mainfesto" concerning the emotive materiality and affective presence of human remains.




Bones Collective: 

People and Publications

Click here for contact information for founder-members and key players in the Collective, along with Select Publications.




Click here for Events, Calls for Papers and Publication Announcements linked to the Collective and its members.


Bones In The News

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A collection of on-line News items relating to bones, human remains, recent archaeological finds and related issues.



Overview of the work of the Bones Collective.

For Further Information, Contact:

Joosts Jawbone