American Material Culture Conference

Program—2013 Emerging Scholars Symposium

Embodied Objects: Material Culture Studies in Three Dimensions

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library  (directions)

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur Museum
(Print Program)

8:15 am   Registration

8:45 am   Welcome
9:00 am   Panel 1: Race and Cultural Memory

“A Mother’s Heart Alone Can Understand It”: The Trope of the Childless Slave Mother in the Transatlantic Abolition Movement’s Print and Material Culture, 1820-1860
Rhae Lynn Barnes, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Harvard University

Power and Scale in Ethnographic House Models Alexander Brier Marr, Ph.D. Candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester

Collecting Disaster: September 11th, Hurricane Katrina, and the “Common Sense” of Race
Courtney Rivard, Fixed-term Faculty, English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Commentator: Cynthia G. Falk, Associate Professor of Material Culture, Cooperstown Graduate Program

10:20 am   Break: Tea and Coffee in Winterthur Café

10:50 am    Panel 2: Public Spaces and Commemoration

To Frame a Ruin: The La Rochefoucauld and the Archaeological Garden in Pre-Revolutionary France
Gabriel Wick, Ph.D. Candidate in History and Cultural Geography, University of London – Queen Mary

Tombstone Attachment: Daguerreotypes and the Death of the Cemetery
Jacob Begin, Ph.D. Candidate in American and New England Studies Program, Boston University

“An Interloper in the Cause”: The Fall of the Elbert County Confederate Monument and the Embodiment of Civil War Memory
Sarah Beetham, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, University of Delaware

Making the Mapparium
Sara Georgini, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Boston University

Commentator: Martin Brückner, Associate Professor in English and Material Culture Studies, University of Delaware

12:30 pm   Lunch: Garden Café at the Visitors’ Center

Please take this time to explore Winterthur’s gardens and exhibition galleries. The exhibition Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience opens today.

2:00 pm    Keynote Address

Introduction: Sandy Isenstadt, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Delaware

Speaker: Jennifer Jane Marshall, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2:45 pm   Break

3:00 pm   Panel 3: Gender and the Exchange of Knowledge

A Study in Ivory: Anatomical Models and Women’s Medicine in the Early Modern Era
Cali Buckley, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, Pennsylvania State University

Dolled Up: The Embodied Dissemination of Knowledge of National Dress and Foreign Fashions in Renaissance Europe
Sophie Pitman, M.A. Student in Decorative Arts, 
Design History, and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center

“Her maske so hinders mee:” Unmasking Colonial American Women, 1650-1770
Philippe L.B. Halbert, M.A. Student in the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture

“You in Navy Blue:” Gender, Fashion, and the Navy WAVES
Shoshana Resnikoff, Collections Fellow, Cranbook Center for Collections and Research

Commentator: Jennifer van Horn, Adjunct Professor of Art History, George Mason University

4:45 pm   Roundtable discussion of papers and concluding remarks

5:30 pm   Tours of Winterthur collection (advance registration encouraged)