The Meaning of Things: Ordinary & Extraordinary Objects in American Culture
The New York Metro American Studies Association, in partnership with The New-York Historical Society, will hold its annual conference on Saturday, November 8, 2003, at The New-York Historical Society, 2 West 77th Street (at Central Park West), New York, NY 10024. "The Meaning of Things: Ordinary & Extraordinary Objects in American Culture" will explore the multiple meanings of things and the thin line between objects and the people who make, use and consume them. Conference events will include a tour of The New-York Historical Society's collection, a short film, and panels and a roundtable discussion on the following topics: "Technologies Old and New," "In and Out of Circulation," "Painful Display," and "Speaking of Things: Objects and Their Meanings."
For further information, please contact Sarah Chinn via email or visit the NYMASA Website.
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