Material Culture at the ASA, November 10-11, 2017

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Material Culture Caucus Events at ASA2017


Friday, November 10

Mentoring Breakfast, with the Visual Culture Caucus, 8-9:30 am

This breakfast offers a chance for emerging scholars in the fields of Visual and Material Culture to connect and receive mentorship. Interested graduate students and recent graduates will be paired with senior faculty and museum professionals.

Mentorship groups will be organized in advance of the breakfast, so please RSVP to Andrea Quintero and Michaela Rife at by November 3rd. In your email please include a bit about your work and some goals for the breakfast. This event will be held in the conference hotel restaurant and is pay your own way.

If you are willing to serve as a mentor during the breakfast please contact Andrea Quintero and Michaela Rife at

Reception, with the Visual Culture Caucus, 5:00-7:00 pm

The School of the Art Institute, Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash, Room 327

Hors-d’oeuvres, cash bar


Saturday, November 11 

Sponsored Panel. Empathy as Pedagogy: The Possibilities and Perils of Understanding Dissent Through Objects. 8:00 to 9:45am, Hyatt Regency Chicago, McCormick, Third Floor West Tower

Annual Meeting: Material Culture Caucus. 11:00am to 12:00pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Picasso, Concourse Level West Tower

Sponsored Panel. Materializing Dissent: Nat Turner's Relics, McKinley's Glass Bowl, Antinuclear Activists' Everyday Stuff, and Pussyhat Politics. 12:00-1:45 McCormick, 3rd floor, West Tower

Sponsored Roundtable. Material Culture Pedagogy Across the Curriculum

Sat, November 11, 2:00 to 3:45pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago, McCormick, Third Floor West Tower