The Center for Material Culture Studies is committed to supporting graduate students and faculty alike in their research pursuits. The Center frequently partners with local museums, libraries, and other research institutions to expand our scholars’ access to research materials and support. Many of these institutions partner with UD Faculty to offer innovative and interesting programs for their undergraduate students, including field-trips and workshops. The Center is proud to offer competitive funding opportunities for UD instructors who plan to incorporate these opportunities into their courses. Material Culture scholars at University of Delaware are also encouraged to join CMCS-sponsored working groups for opportunities to engage with this rich community of organizations and individuals. At the Center for Material Studies, we are also dedicated to promoting and celebrating the projects and achievements of our faculty and graduate students. If you have a material culture project, or are partnered with an organization not found here, we want to hear from you! University of Delaware scholars are invited to send us an email at to tell us about your research.

Learn More About Research at CMCS:
Faculty Publications
Material Culture Projects at UD
Graduate Student Research: Theses
Graduate Student Research: Dissertations

Check Out More Resources for Material Scholars Here:
Online Resources
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
University of Delaware Collections