The 10th Annual Material Culture Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Wilmington, Delaware. Twelve emerging scholars will present on a diverse set of material culture topics, exploring the themes of spaces and places, fashion and bodies, consumption and technology, and identity. The symposium, co-sponsored by the Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum, investigates the potential of object-based research to expand and even reinvent our understanding of culture and history. This year's keynote speaker is Kariann Yokota, Assistant Professor of American Studies and History at Yale University.
Comments will be given by Richard Longstreth, Director of Historic Preservation and Professor of American Civilization at George Washington University, Margaret D. Stetz, Mae and Robert Carter Professor of Women’s Studies at the University of Delaware, Arwen Mohun, Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware, and Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator of American Art at the Delaware Art Museum. This year's presenters represent the fields of American studies, English, women's studies, history, museum studies and the histories of art, architecture, design and technology.
Attendees will have the opportunity to take special tours of Winterthur's collections with graduate students of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged. For the full program, abstracts of the papers to be presented, and registration details, please visit http://www.udel.edu/materialculture/emerging_scholars.html
Nalleli Guillen, Alison Kreitzer & Anne Reilly
Tenth Annual Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars Co-Chairs
University of Delaware
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