American Material Culture Conference

MESDA CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN MATERIAL CULTURE will be held October 9, 10 and 11, 2008. It’s hosted by The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and the biennial conference is for recent research in early American material culture and decorative arts.

The organizers say the conference “provides a major forum for scholarly presentation and interaction on American material culture and decorative arts.”

They add, “In addition to a keynote address by Edward S. Cooke, Jr., Professor of American Decorative Arts and Material Culture at Yale University, the conference includes a day of field trips to regional material culture and decorative arts collections and the Gordon Seminar, a day of paper presentations on topics in American material culture. Session moderators will be Dr. Cooke, Dr. Katherine C. Grier, University of Delaware and Dr. David Lubin, Wake Forest University.”

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