December 10 schedule

WMQ-EMSI Workshop, “Material Culture Studies and Early American History”

Due to social distancing requirements, attendance will be by invitation only.

Ahmanson Classroom at the Huntington Library

9:00am-9:30am

Coffee

9:30am-10:00am

Welcome
Joshua Piker, Omohundro Institute and William & Mary

Steve Hindle, W. M. Keck Foundation Director of Research, Huntington Library

Convener’s Introduction
Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware

10:00am-11:00am

Session 1
Amanda Herbert, Durham University

“Faux and Artificial Foods in the Material Cultures of Britain and the Early Americas”

            Commentator: Glenda Goodman, University of Pennsylvania

            Chair: Peter Mancall, Early Modern Studies Institute at University of Southern California

11:00am-12:00pm

Session 2
Jane Mangan, Davidson College

“Dwelling, Room, Object: Telescopic Views on Material Culture and Colonial Identity in the Urban Andes”

            Commentator: Susan Kern, Independent Scholar

            Chair: Nicholas Popper, Omohundro Institute and William & Mary

12:00pm-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm-2:30pm

Session 3
Benjamin Schmidt, University of Washington

“Decorative Colonialism: Coconuts and the Dutch Atlantic”

            Commentator: Whitney Martinko, Villanova University

            Chair: Joshua Piker

2:30pm-3:00pm

Afternoon Coffee

3:00pm-4:00pm

Session 4
Robin Derby, UCLA

The Mysterious Mana of Palo de Cruz: Taino Botanical Legacies on Hispaniola.”

            Commentator: Pablo Gomez, University of Wisconsin, Madison

            Chair: Peter Mancall