Conference Program

Thursday, November 8

McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets)
3:30-4:00 Registration
4:00-4:30 Wecoming Remarks
  Daniel K. Richter (University of Pennsylvania and MCEAS)
  Joanna Cohen (Queen Mary University of London)
4:30-6:00 Opening Plenary: Boundaries & Crossings
  Christian Ayne Crouch (Bard College)
  François Furstenberg (Johns Hopkins University)
  Beverly Lemire (University of Alberta)
  Alexander Nemerov (Stanford University)
  Chair: Zara Anishanslin (University of Delaware)
6:00-7:00 Opening Reception
  Sponsored by Queen Mary University of London

Friday, November 9


Winterthur Museum, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware

When you register to attend the conference you will also have the opportunity to reserve yourself a place on the bus that will transport participants between the Warwick Hotel-Rittenhouse Square (220 South 17th Street, Philadelphia) and Winterthur. We regret that if you have not properly registered we will not be able to provide you with transportation.

9:00 Bus transportation leaves The Warwick Hotel-Rittenhouse Square for Winterthur Museum
10:15 Coffee
10:30-12:00 Panel 1: Bringing War Home
  Whitney Martinko (Villanova University)
“The Man of the House: Domestic Masculinity and American Imperialism”
  Kimberly Nath (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
“Goods Believed to be Plundered: Restoring Order and Material Goods in Post-Occupation Philadelphia”
  Jennifer Van Horn (University of Delaware)
“At War Within the Plantation: Reclaiming Portraits in the Civil War South”
  Chair/Comment: Benjamin Irvin (Indiana University and Editor, Journal of American History)

Lunch, Winterthur Visitor Center Cafe


Material and Visual Culture Workshop

1:15-2:30 Collections Open House, Winterthur Library 
2:30-3:30 Group Discussion, Copeland Hall, Winterthur Visitor Center
  Discussion Leaders:
Catharine Dann Roeber (Winterthur Program in American Material Culture)
Anna Marley (Curator of Historical American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art)
3:45 Departure

Saturday, November 10

McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 3355 Woodland Walk (34th and Sansom Streets)
9:00-9:15 Welcoming Remarks and Coffee
  Laura Keenan Spero (MCEAS)
9:15-10:45 Panel 2: Property, Capital, and War
  Alexander Dubé (Washington University)
“The Dyes that Bind”
  Hannah Farber (Columbia University)
“The Marks of War”
  Julia Lewandoski (University of California, Berkley)
“Making Peace with Property: Regime Change, Property Maps, and Indigenous Land in North America”
  Chair/Comment: Joanna Cohen (Queen Mary University of London)
10:45-11:00 Break

Teaching with Material and Visual Culture Workshop

  Amanda Moniz (David M. Rubenstein Curator of Philanthropy, National Museum of American History)
  Philip Mead (Director of Curatorial Affairs and Chief Historian, the Museum of the American Revolution)
  Discussion Leader: Bronwen Everill (Cambridge University)
12:45-2:15 Lunch (on own)
2:15-3:45 Panel 3: Producing Memories of War
  Jean-François Lozier (University of Ottawa)
“Commemorating War and Peace in French North America, 1600-1763”
  Mairin Odle (University of Alabama)
“‘A box of scalps and some Indian arms’: Bringing the War Home”
  Ruthie Dibble (Yale University)
“Whittling Away the Days: Craft and Time in the Civil War Prison”
  Chair/Comment: Ignacio Gallup-Díaz (Bryn Mawr College)
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:30 Keynote Address

Leora Auslander

(Arthur and Joann Rasmussen Professor of Western Civilization in the College and the Department of History, University of Chicago)

“Things and Images as Witnesses and Weapons of War”

5:30-5:45 Closing Remarks
  Zara Anishanslin (University of Delaware)
5:45-7:00 Closing Reception
  Sponsored by the Departments of History and Art History, and the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Delaware