CFP: Early American Material Culture


MESDA Conference on American Material Culture
October 28 – 30, 2010
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison Georgia

The seventh biennial MESDA Conference for recent research in the field of early American material culture and decorative arts will take place on October 28-30, 2010 at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in Madison, Georgia.

The conference provides the only major forum for scholarly presentation and interaction on American material culture and decorative arts. In addition to a keynote address by Dr. Bernard L. Herman, George B. Tindall Professor, Department of American Studies, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the conference includes the Gordon Seminar, a day of presentations on a variety of topics in American material culture, and a day of field trips to regional material culture and decorative arts collections.

Call for Papers:
Scholars and graduate students in American studies, southern studies, decorative arts and other fields as they relate to early American and southern material culture are invited to submit proposals. Papers are to be twenty minutes in length. Subjects with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of material culture are highly encouraged.

Proposals will be accepted for individual papers or for panel sessions. Paper proposals must include the author’s name, the paper title, a one-page abstract and the author’s curriculum vitae. Session proposals must include a chair, list of presenters, cover letter, a one-page summary of the session theme, presenter curriculum vitae, and abstracts for all papers.

Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance will be received by June 15.
Accepted papers must be submitted in full by September 1, 2010.

Electronic submissions in Word format are preferred. Please send email proposals or via US Mail to:
Sally Gant
MESDA Conference on American Material Culture
924 South Main Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

To receive more information on attending this conference, contact MESDA at 336-721-7360 or email.

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