Past Event

April 20, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Workshop on Material Culture and Thing Theory

Hurst Lounge

Michael Yonan, Art History, University of Missouri-Columbia, "What's the Matter with Franz Xaver Messerschmidt?"

Nancy Um, Art History, SUNY-Binghamton, "Spices, Porcelain, and Wood: Material Registers of Dutch Exchange Around the Indian Ocean, ca. 1700"

Respondent: Kristina Kleutghen, Art History, Washington University in St. Louis

Sophie White, History, Notre Dame, "Enslaved Africains, Their Words, and Their Things"

Alex Dubé, History, Washington University in St. Louis, "The Fabric of the State: Reading the Eighteenth-Century French Empire Through Woolen Cloth"

Respondent: Mark Valeri, Danforth Center for Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis

February 27, 2015 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm

Workshop on Material Culture and It-Narratives

Danforth University Center 276

Dramatic reading of an it-narrative (Smollett's Adventures of an Atom) by Amanda Lee and Tili Boon Cuillé

Lynn Festa, English, Rutgers, “Anthropomorphic Things”

Michael Kwass, History, Johns Hopkins, “Contraband: An Underground History of the Consumer Revolution"

Round-table discussion on teaching about things hosted by Alex Dubé, History, Washington University in St. Louis

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