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Early American Material Culture: Art, Buildings, and Things in a Colonial Place
HIST 346
Fall 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 208

This upper-level seminar offers an introduction to material culture theory and methodology, as well as deep immersion early American architectural history and the history of early American domestic life. Readings will include prominent works of historical and theoretical scholarship, together with a small handful of recent exhibition catalogues. Foremost among our concerns in this seminar will be to study, at close range, the uses to which early American history has been put by those who sell objects that routinely bring tens of millions of dollars at auction. Not only will students become acquainted with the agendas at work in the acquisition and display of early American things, they will explore how scholars and museum
professionals use those things to elucidate the texture of everyday life in early America.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA HIST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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