Mireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art, and Beth Conklin, associate professor of anthropology, are coordinating a new seminar at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities entitled “Material Culture in Context.”
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.
The seminar will meet on Tuesday, February 25, at noon at the Warren Center. Interested participants can email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the seminar mailing list.