Thing Tank

Thing Tank is an annual research forum for UD faculty and graduate students. Each year, CMCS appoints 4 Faculty Fellows and 6 Graduate Fellows as part of a year-long cohort. Together, they collaborate to explore a major topic in material culture studies. Fellows workshop writing-in-progress, attend biannual public talks by prominent guest lecturers, and participate in field visits to regional collections or sites. (See the links below for more details.)

Credit: Optics: a soap bubble exhibiting interference colours. Colour mezzotint by M. Rapine, c. 1883, after B. Desgoffe. Wellcome Collection. (Public Domain Art)


Thing Tank 2022–23: Material Futures

Thing Tank 2021-22: Ecomaterialism