December 11 schedule

For the 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-10:30am

Session 5
Glenda Goodman, University of Pennsylvania

“Elegant Instruments of Imperial Influence: Joseph Brant’s Barrel Organ at Grand River”

            Commentator: Robin Derby, UCLA

            Chair: Nicholas Popper, Omohundro Institute and William & Mary

10:30am-11:30am

Session 6
Susan Kern, Independent scholar

“’Of General use to the improvement of natural philosophy’: New Material from an Old Place”

            Commentator: Benjamin Schmidt, University of Washington

            Chair: Joshua Piker, Omohundro Institute and William & Mary

11:30am-1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm

Session 7
Pablo Gomez, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Accounting for Armazones: The Arithmetic of Bodies and Commercial Goods in the Early Modern Atlantic

            Commentator: Amanda Herbert, Durham University

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

2:00pm-3:00pm

Session 8
Whitney Martinko, Villanova University

“Mr. Peale’s Corporation: The Valuation of Museum Objects in the Early United States”

            Commentator: Jane Mangan, Davidson

            Chair: Nicholas Popper

3:00pm-3:30pm

Afternoon Coffee

3:30pm-4:30pm

Final Discussion

            Moderator: Zara Anishanslin, University of Delaware