Saturday, December 11
The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, Ahmanson Classroom
The William & Mary Quarterly and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Workshops
"Material Culture Studies and Early American History"
Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware (Convener)
Glenda Goodman, University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Herbert, Folger Institute
Neil Kamil, University of Texas at Austin
Susan Kern, College of William & Mary
Jane Mangan, Davidson College
Whitney Martinko, Villanova University
Benjamin Schmidt, University of Washington
Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut
This workshop seeks to address both the current place of material culture studies in early American studies and the benefits of engaging with material culture not merely as a type of evidence but as a field of study. We seek, in short, to confront the challenges of doing early American history through material evidence.