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Owning Things

How are our lives reflected by our possessions and how has this changed through different times and cultures? Join an interdisciplinary panel of scholars and writers as they explore questions about collecting and collections. Leah Dilworth, Professor of English, Long Island University, and author of Acts of Possession: Collecting in America; Anne Higonnet, Professor of Art History, Barnard College, and author of Pictures of Innocence: the History and Crisis of Ideal Childhood; Judith Pascoe, Professor of English, University of Iowa, and author of The Hummingbird Cabinet: A Rare and Curious History of Romantic Collectors; and Bettina Carbonell, Assistant Professor of English at John Jay College, and editor of Museum Studies in Context: An Anthology. Moderated by Valerie Allen, Resident Mellon Fellow at the Center for the Humanities, 2007-2008.

The Skylight Room

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Added by Center for the Humanities on April 4, 2008