This annual symposium, organized entirely by University of Delaware graduate students, provides emerging scholars—graduate students and recent PhDs from a variety of academic disciplines as well as museum professionals—with a venue for interdisciplinary conversations centering on material culture. It encourages discussion across perceived boundaries of discipline, medium, and methodology; past symposia have included scholars and professionals from such fields as anthropology, art history, historical archeology, history, and American studies. This year’s symposium will be held at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library on Saturday, April 16, 2011.
The symposium will consist of nine presentations divided into three panels. Each presentation is limited to twenty minutes, and each panel is followed by comments from established scholars in the field. This year’s commentators are as follows:
● Carol E. Henderson, Associate Professor of English and Black American Studies, University of Delaware
● Katherine Grier, Director of Museum Studies and Professor of History, University of Delaware
● Thomas Hine, Writer, Scholar, and Guest Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University
Please visit the website for more detailed information, including registration, program, and abstracts: http://www.udel.edu/materialculture/emerging_scholars.html