Thing Tank

Thing Tank is an annual research forum for UD faculty and graduate students. Each year, CMCS appoints four Faculty Fellows and six to eight 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 2023–24: Subaltern Matters

Thing Tank 2022–23: Material Futures

Thing Tank 2021-22: Ecomaterialism