Conférence “Beyond Production and Consumption: Refining Material Culture Studies”

Le 23 mars prochain aura lieu à Boston (MA) une conférence consacrée aux nouvelles approches de la culture matérielle, en regard des transformations contemporaines des façons de produire et de consommer.

Pour en savoir plus, voir le Blog Discard Studies ici.

Programme de la conférence

9:30 Keynote Lecture
Professor Edward S. Cooke Jr.,Charles F. Montgomery Professor, History of American Decorative Arts and Material Culture, Yale University

10:30 Evocative Commodities and Material Imaginaries
Molly Rosner, American Studies, Rutgers University “Reinventing History Through Nostalgic Material Culture: The American Girl Doll Empire”

Rebecca Scofield, History of American Civilization, Harvard University
“You a Real Cowboy?: American Masculinity and the Marketing of Western Wear in the 1980s”

Mary Beth Finch, Sociology, Northwestern University
“The Sacralization Process and the Meaning of Fair Trade”

1:00 Interrogating Material Traditions and Rituals
Gina Guzzon, History of Decorative Art, Smithsonian Institution Associates at George Mason University
“Crafting Material Culture: Activism, New Domesticity, or Pop-culture?”

Diana Greenwold, History of Art, University of California Berkeley
“The New Old: Lace Making at New York’s Scuola d’Industrie Italiane”

Kelsey Brosnan, Art History, Rutgers University
“Tea with Mary Cassatt in the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing”

2:45 Material Signs, Changing Fortunes (two mini-panels)
Emily C. McEwen, Public History, University of California Riverside
“Inn Ruin: Display, Decay, and Renewal at Riverside’s Mission Inn”

Carla Cevasco, History of American Civilization, Harvard University
“The Brutality of Gentility: A Massachusetts Merchant Family, 1737-1787”

Self, Inscribed: Bound Material Strategies
Caroline M. Riley, History of Art and Architecture, Boston University
“Traversing a Vision: Harriet S. Tolman’s Views from a Trip to California, 1888-1889”

Amy N. Breimaier, History, University of Massachusetts Amherst
“‘For the Use of all good Little BOYS and GIRLS’: Children’s Use of Their Literature in the Early Republic”


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