Material Culture in Context Seminar to Meet April 22

Mireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art, and Beth Conklin, associate professor of anthropology, are coordinating a seminar at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities entitled “Material Culture in Context,” which will meet at noon on Tuesday, April 22.

This seminar explores objects and materiality from multiple perspectives. It will examine the meaning attached to objects by the people who made and used them, partially through looking at the contexts (cultural, social, historical, spatial) in which objects appear. Participants will also explore how objects are transferred through space and time. This seminar should be of special interest to specialists in archaeology, anthropology, sociology, history, and history of art, as well as cultural and media studies, and philosophy.

Interested participants can email to be added to the seminar mailing list.

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