The Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association wishes to encourage participation in the 2012 Annual meeting: “Dimensions of Empire and Resistance: Past, Present, and Future,” November 15-18, 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico. To read the conference Call for Papers please see:
In an effort to get more strong material culture-related papers and panels on the program we hope to help link potential panelists with shared interests in material culture topics. If you, your colleagues, or doctoral students may be looking to connect with others with similar interests please email us your panel CFP or your paper idea and we will work to connect similar panelists and papers. We are also happy to offer suggestions on complete panels. We especially encourage a panel, poster series, or other proposal with relevance to the conference location in Puerto Rico.
We will make every effort to help connect interested potential panelists and panel conveners who contact us. NB: All interested parties who email us will still be responsible for following all posted instructions ( submitting their own panels or papers to the ASA by the ASA deadline (January 26, 2012).
After submitted panels are reviewed and selected by the ASA, the Material Culture Caucus will select one of those panels as the official Caucus-sponsored panel, and will publicize related papers and panels.
If you are interested, please submit your ideas or abstracts to Sarah Carter (scarter at fas dot harvard dot edu) and to Bess Williamson (bess dot williamson at gmail dot com) as soon as possible.
Best wishes,
Sarah Anne Carter and Bess Williamson