CMCS Biennial Conference in Material Culture

Every other year, the Center for Material Culture Studies organizes a conference to bring together material culture scholars from a wide variety of disciplines. These biennial conferences feature distinguished speakers from around the world, opportunities for graduate student participation, and partnership with local institutions dedicated to material culture research.

2024 “A Conversation about Material Culture Studies Today”

2022 “The Disability Gaze” co-organized by Professors Jennifer Van Horn (Art History & History) and Jaipreet Virdi (History)

2019 “Black Bibliographia: Print/Culture/Art”

2017 “Imagined Forms: Modeling and Material Culture”