With generous support from the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies (OGPE) and the Center for Material Culture Studies (CMCS), the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture is able to offer up to 4 slots in its course, EAMC 607, British Design History. The course will be taught during January 2018 but registered in the spring semester. It includes a week of classroom presentations and collections study in the museum and library collections at Winterthur before the students leave for two weeks of field study in the UK. The course is open to University graduate students only via application to the Winterthur Program office. This year the course instructors are Dr. Catharine Dann Roeber and Dr. Thomas Guiler, Office of Academic Programs at Winterthur.
British Design History Syllabus 2017
British Design History Itinerary 2017
British Design History Application 2018
Please note that the syllabus and itinerary are subject to change from year to year.This experience is intellectually demanding and transformative. We have included comments from some of the University students who have taken the course in previous years. We’re also happy to connect potential applicants with students who have been on the course recently.
Our deadline is very tight largely because the arrangements for the trip are complex, and we need to secure plane and lodging reservations as soon as feasible. We must have the names of all those attending the course in order to do that, and hence we have set the due date for the applications on Wednesday, October 4.
Finally, we offer special thanks to OGPE Senior Vice Provost Ann Ardis and CMCS Co-Directors Sandy Isenstadt and Martin Bruckner for their unstinting support of this learning experience and the many donors who have endowed the trip for the Winterthur Fellows.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
With best wishes,
Professor of Art History + Sewell Biggs Chair in American Art