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Annual "Unconference" 2021

Summer 2021 - CFP Forthcoming!

Continuing in our commitment to advancing new scholarship, our second annual "unconference" will foreground a diverse array of perspectives and methodological approaches on objects and identity in #VastEarlyAmerica 1450 to 1830, to include North, South, Central America and the Caribbean.

Stay tuned for more details!

Activation & Engagement II:

Making as Interrogatory Method

Friday, April 9, 2021, 1PM EST

Hear historic trades and foodways interpreters, independent makers, business owners, and others who ground their practice of (re)creating objects and other items using traditional or historical methods  discuss objects, race, and identity with a particular focus on experimental/experiential archaeology, embodiment, and replication. As always, tickets are free for this event.

Special thanks to the Society of Winterthur Fellows for their generous sponsorship of this event.

Activation & Engagement I:

Interpretation, Curation, Mission

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 1-3 PM EST

This event is the first in a two-part series focused on bringing historical issues of race and identity to the forefront of museum and historic site programming and the public humanities. 

 

Hear curators, museum professionals, historic interpreters, and scholars from Canada, Mexico, the UK and the US discuss objects, race, and identity in museums and public history settings with a particular focus on interpretation, curation, and mission.

Special thanks to the Society of Winterthur Fellows for their generous sponsorship of this event.

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Materializing Race 

Inaugural "unConference" 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020, 1-3PM EST

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 1-3PM EST

Our inaugural two-day “unconference” seeks to promote a diverse cross-section of scholarship that discusses intersections of race, identity, and material culture in #VastEarlyAmerica.

Special thanks to the Society of Winterthur Fellows for their generous sponsorship of this event.

Coming Soon!

Tin-glazed earthenware tile with a Chinese figure

Date: 1650-1700

Place: Puebla, Mexico

Maker: Unknown

Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Collection Accession No.: 1917-190

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