Colloq with Heather Miyano Kopelson

Join us on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET in the Cox classroom of the Reeder Media Center, lower level of Swem Library, as we welcome Heather Miyano Kopelson. Professor Kopelson will discuss “Seashell,” a chapter comes from her book manuscript, Speaking Objects: Indigenous Women and the Materials of Dance in the Americas, 1500-1700), which is aimed… Read More

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GPP Coffee Break

Join Georgian Papers Programme scholar Angel-Luke O’Donnell for an online version of the popular GPP Coffee Break series at King’s College London. Join us on March 4, 2022, at 5:00 pm GST (noon ET) for a presentation by award-winning fashion historian, curator, and journalist Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell titled “‘High Heads’: Hair, Politics, and Power at the Georgian Court.” In the late… Read More

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An Introduction to Online Resources at MESDA

The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) at Old Salem Museums & Gardens has been an important contributor to American material culture studies for over fifty years. Primary to the museum’s research initiatives are its databases recording craftspeople working in the early South and the objects they made. Both the MESDA Object Database and MESDA Craftsman Database are… Read More

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Stuff for Your Ears

Learning about Material Culture with Ben Franklin’s World a blog post by OI Material Culture Fellow Morgan McCullough Material culture otherwise called ‘stuff,’ has long been a topic of interest for scholars and students of vast Early America. The Omohundro Institute has recently explored material culture at the 2021 conference “Material Worlds/Virtual Worlds: the Physical and the… Read More

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