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Feeling Fragmentary: A Graduate Student Material Culture Symposium

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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The University of Wisconsin–Madison Material Culture Focus Group will host a virtual symposium taking place on Friday, May 14th, 2021. This is an event by and for graduate students at UW–Madison with the goal of connecting individuals with mutual interest in Material Culture.
The day will be organized around concise and focused presentations which either explore one object/material/process or an aspect of methodology related to material culture studies that speaks to the presenters’ core interests and approaches. Each presentation will be 5–7 minutes long followed by a 10-minute seminar-style discussion.
The day-long symposium will take place virtually via Zoom (registration details forthcoming). Two sessions will reflect the diversity of disciplines at the University. An additional unstructured hour at the end of the day after presentations will conclude the symposium to facilitate socialization and/or feedback. One goal of this time will be to define future avenues and directions for the Material Culture Focus Group and how it can best serve students on campus.
This event is organized through the Center for Design and Material Culture and the Design Studies department at the School of Human Ecology.
Image: Salt fragment (possibly), ca. 1675–1700, Delftware, 1 1/16 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (3 x 4 x 4 cm), Ex. Noël Hume Collection, The Chipstone Foundation, 2019.58.