The Material Culture Area of PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association)
You are invited to submit proposals now through Thursday, December 15, 2011.
The study of material culture offers an exciting area for interdisciplinary research and conversation, as it brings together those engaged in scholarly inquiry in areas as diverse as history, art history, architecture as object, design, decorative arts, cultural studies, literature, communications, anthropology, and sociology. If your work touches on the study of designed objects and consumer goods, we would love to learn more about it at this year’s conference in Boston. Academics, practitioners, graduate students, museum professionals, and public historians are welcome.
Past presentations in this area have focused on decorative arts and the construction of literary characters, the material culture of poverty, commemorative items, historic and modern furnishings and fashion, branding and marketing trends, and a wide range of associated topics.
Selected works will be considered for publication in an edited volume after presentation.
If you are interested in presenting, or have any questions, please visit