HIST 4273 Irish Material Culture:1770-1930 (Spring: 3 )
In 2012 the McMullen Museum will mount an exhibition about Irish "things" by displaying paintings of and artifacts from rural interiors. In anticipation of that exhibition, this interdisciplinary course explores the lives of Ireland's rural people by drawing upon the evidence of material culture. By examining written and visual historical records that document the fabrication, dissemination and use of ordinary objects like furniture, crockery, and religious icons the course will provide a new perspective on Irish rural economy and society. We will also explore the growing body of theory about the role and meaning of the things that surround us.
Instructor(s): Kevin O'Neill and Vera Kreilkamp
Last Updated: 22-Feb-14