The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is pleased to announce its March 2013 graduate student conference, “Beyond Production and Consumption: Refining American Material Culture Studies." Led by a keynote address from Prof. Edward S. Cooke of Yale University, the conference seeks to enlarge our understanding of what Arjun Appadurai has identified as “the social life of things,” and to extend the analytical and methodological processes that underpin material culture studies. Our presenters will engage material culture from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives and examine processes of appropriation, transformation, reclamation, and reinvention related to American material culture. This event is sponsored by the Graduate Student Association of the American and New England Studies Program, the American and New England Studies Program at Boston University, and the Boston University Center for the Humanities.
Send comments and questions to H-Net
Webstaff. H-Net reproduces announcements that have been submitted to us as a
free service to the academic community. If you are interested in an announcement
listed here, please contact the organizers or patrons directly. Though we strive
to provide accurate information, H-Net cannot accept responsibility for the text of
announcements appearing in this service. (Administration)