Registration Open for Emerging Scholars Symposium: Hazardous Objects

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April 28, 2018
Delaware, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Archival Science, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Historic Preservation, Public History


Hazardous Objects: Function, Materiality, and Context

15th Material Culture Symposium for Emerging Scholars

University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

April 27 & 28, 2018


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Alison Matthews David, Associate Professor in the School of Fashion, Ryerson University in Toronto

The 15th Material Culture Symposium begins Friday, April 27, at 4:30pm in the Visual Resource Center (OLC 211) at the University of Delaware with a conversation between the keynote speaker, Dr. Matthews David, and the audience facilitated by Dr. Zara Anishanslin. Matthews David will discuss her new book Unraveling Crime, which investigates the theme of crime and clothing as weapon, evidence, and disguise. Following the conversation, there will be a light reception.

The symposium continues on Saturday, April 28, at 8:45 am at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library with presentations by twelve emerging scholars on a diverse set of material culture topics. This year the four panels explore hazardous archives, environments, materiality, and objects. The symposium, co-sponsored by the Center for Material Culture Studies at the University of Delaware and the Winterthur Museum, gives a platform for emerging scholars working with material culture to present on innovative and interdisciplinary work.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but advance registration is encouraged.  To register, and to see the full program, please visit