A few words on the image at the start of The Soapbox (and pictured below) because I cannot ask materialists to not talk a little about an object when presented with one. Unfortunately, though, I have very little to say about this one; maybe someone else will have something to add.
I’m going to share an obscure bit of data, and then make a giant leap from it to my conclusion that MCS needs an MCSA.
On a Hypothetical Material Culture Studies Association
By Nicole Belolan
Let me start with a disclosure: I did my M.A. in Art History at the University of Wisconsin and am now a Ph.D. candidate in the Art History department at the University of Minnesota. Furthermore, my experiences, in terms of my research interests and the scholars with whom I have worked and currently work, are based in American material culture. Individuals in other disciplines and at other institutions may have wildly different experiences.