Seventh Annual Symposium
The Public Lives of Things
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Saturday 25 April 2009
This annual symposium, organized entirely by University of Delaware graduate students, provides emerging scholars—graduate students and recent PhDs from a variety of academic disciplines as well as museum professionals—with a venue for interdisciplinary conversations centering on material culture. We encourage discussion across perceived boundaries of discipline, medium, and methodology; past symposia have included scholars and professionals from such fields as anthropology, art history, historical archeology, history, and American studies.
At the conference, distinguished scholars provide comments on the papers and lead discussion sessions. Participants also have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions and special tours of Winterthur’s collections with graduate students in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture, including tours of the Winterthur library and conservation labs.
Online registration begins in March. This symposium is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact:
2009 Emerging Scholars Co-chairs
Laura Walikainen, History of American Civilization
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