The Eighth Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars entitled Materials of Exchange will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Winterthur Museum, Library and Garden! The keynote address will be delivered by John Styles, Research Professor in History at the University of Hertfordshire.
We are pleased to announce the following speakers in this year’s program:
Jennifer Black, University of Southern California (History): “‘A Token of My Sincerity’: Autograph Albums and the Visualization of Authenticity in Late-19th-Century Advertising”
Coral Carlson, Northern Illinois University (Global History): “Travels of the Smiling Fish: A Chinese Cizhou Motif in Asian, European and American Ceramics”
R. Dustin Cushman, Temple University (Anthropology): “Taken to the Grave: European Trade Goods in Delaware Mortuary Contexts During the 17th and Early 18th Centuries”
Caitlin Haskell, University of Texas (Art History): “Exchanged and Converted: How Henri Rousseau’s Bonne Fête Entered the Avant-Garde”
Natalya Hopper, Appalachian State University (Public History): “Feedsack Fashion in Rural Appalachia: A Social History of Women’s Experiences in Ashe County, North Carolina, 1929-1956”
Wan-Chuan Kao, The Graduate Center, CUNY (English): “Leather Incarnate: Medieval, American”
Katie Knowles, Rice University (History): “Playing Dress-Up: Exchanging the Garb of Slavery for Fashionable Clothing”
Jeff Manuel, University of Minnesota (History): “The Law’s Role in Constructing Material Culture: The Case of Pelletized Iron Ore”
Anna Rusk, University of Delaware (History): “Collecting the Confederacy: Wartime Souvenirs as Objects of Cultural Exchange”
Comments will be given by Roderick McDonald, Professor of History at Rider University, Terry Snyder, Deputy Director of Library Administration at Hagley Museum and Library, and Monica Dominguez Torres, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Art History at the University of Delaware.
The Symposium is free and open to all. Registration includes complimentary tours of Winterthur’s unparalleled collection of American decorative arts.
To register, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
If you would like to take a tour, please also state your tour interest:
Prints and Paintings
Feel free to pass along this information to anyone who may be interested in attending.
Looking forward to a great conference,
Rebecca Bertrand and Kate LaPrad
Eighth Annual Material Culture for Emerging Scholars Symposium Co-Chairs
The Eighth Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars (MCSES)
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