Material Culture Pedagogy Working Group

a photograph of an empty classroom

Schoolroom, late 19th century, Canterbury, New Hampshire. Courtesy, The Winterthur Library.

The Material Culture Pedagogy Working Group brings together faculty, staff, and graduate students across University of Delaware’s campus and affiliated cultural institutions to discuss how to teach material culture to diverse audiences inside and outside the classroom. Through conversations, guest speakers, syllabi exchanges, experimentation, and workshops, this collaborative working group explores ways to teach material culture more inclusively and effectively in the twenty-first century. Specific topics will evolve throughout each academic yea, however, it will prioritize decolonizing syllabi and courses, integrating anti-racist practices into pedagogy, and exploring new ways to use technology and creative solutions to teach material culture in the COVID- 19 age.

To learn more, make sure to attend the first meeting on October 22, from 4-5pm. Contact Thomas Guiler ( for further information and the Zoom link.