Objects From Abroad. The Life of Exotic Goods in France and the United States (18th-20th Centuries) 25th April 2012 CNRS NYU Center for International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Transitions UMI 3199, 4 Washington Square North, New York, New York, 10003, Deadline for abstracts : Dec 31, 2012 The development of materialContinue Reading

[Greek Coffee Cup, 1960s; from the NY Times site] An artichoke and an elevator. A Checker taxicab and a conductor’s baton. A MetroCard and a mastodon tusk. Inspired by “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” the British Museum’s BBC radio series and book, the NY Times recruited historians and museumContinue Reading