CFP “Ecomaterialism”: 2021-2022 CMCS Thing Tank

The Center for Material Culture Studies invites applications for Thing Tank, a new annual research forum for CMCS affiliated faculty and graduate students.

Odra Noel, Light wall moss leaf. Cellular level art, paint on silk, digitized. Wellcome Collection (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Modeled on interdisciplinary seminars at research universities, Thing Tank will create a space for sustained intellectual exchange about a timely issue in material culture studies. The forum topic for 2021-22 will be ecomaterialism, exploring the relationships between environments and materiality.

CMCS will appoint 2 Faculty Fellows and 6 Graduate Fellows each year, providing modest support for material culture research. Fellows will workshop writing, attend public talks and workshops by prominent guest lecturers, and participate in field studies to area collections or sites.

Further details and application instructions are included in the PDF below. Applications are due on April 15, 2021. CMCS faculty affiliates (full time UD faculty) and advanced graduate students are welcome to apply.

Please circulate as appropriate and email materialculture@udel.edu with any questions.