2010 Program

Eighth Annual Symposium

Materials of Exchange
Winterthur Museum & Country Estate
Saturday, April 24, 2010

PROGRAM (print program)

8:00-8:45 Registration

8:45 Welcomes from the symposium co-chairs, the Center for Material Culture Studies, and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate

9:00 Panel 1: Materials of Global Exchange

R. Dustin Cushman, Temple University (PhD, Anthropology)
“Taken to the Grave: European Trade Goods in Delaware Mortuary Contexts During the 17th and Early 18th Centuries”

Wan-Chuan Kao, The Graduate Center, CUNY (PhD, English)
“Leather Incarnate: Medieval, American”

Coral Carlson, Northern Illinois University (PhD, Global History)
“Travels of the Smiling Fish: A Chinese Cizhou Motif in Asian, European and American Ceramics”

Commentator: Roderick McDonald, Professor of History, Rider University

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break

11:00 Panel 2: Methods of Exchange

Jennifer Black, University of Southern California (PhD, History)
“‘A Token of My Sincerity’: Autograph Albums and the Visualization of Authenticity in Late-19th-Century Advertising”

Caitlin Haskell, University of Texas (PhD, Art History)
“Exchanged and Converted: How Henri Rousseau’s Bonne FêteEntered the Avant-Garde”

Jeff Manuel, University of Minnesota (PhD, History (received 2009))
“The Law’s Role in Constructing Material Culture: The Case of Pelletized Iron Ore”

Commentator: Terry Snyder, Deputy Director, Library Administration, Hagley Museum & Library

12:30 Lunch

1:00 Winterthur tour – collections

 3:00 Panel 3: Reappropriating Materials

Anna Rusk, University of Delaware (MA, History)
“Collecting the Confederacy: Wartime Souvenirs as Objects of Cultural Exchange”

Katie Knowles, Rice University (PhD, History)
“Playing Dress-Up: Exchanging the Garb of Slavery for Fashionable Clothing”

Natalya Hopper, Appalachian State University (MA, Public History)
“Feedsack Fashion in Rural Appalachia: A Social History of Women’s Experiences in Ashe County, North Carolina, 1929-1956”

Commentator: Monica Dominguez Torres, Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Art History, University of Delaware

4:30 Introduction to Keynote Speaker

Keynote Address: John Styles
Research Professor in History
University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

4:50 Closing Remarks