Ivan Gaskell published “Aesthetic Judgment and the Transcultural Apprehension of Material Things,” in Social Aesthetics and Moral Judgment: Pleasure, Reflection and Accountability, ed. Jennifer McMahon (Routledge 2018).

Meredith Linn
assisted by BGC MA student Drew Jepson, ran a week-long archaeology lab for high school students at the historic Merchants and Drovers Tavern in Rahway, New Jersey. The students cleaned, identified, and rehoused previously excavated objects from the Tavern’s collection that were in need of attention and learned about how archaeologists interpret artifacts and present them to the public.

Michele Majer chaired the panel, “The Fabric of Cross-Cultural Displacement,” at the Design History Society Annual Conference, Design and Displacement, held at Parsons School of Design, September 6-8. In connection with New York Textile Month, she wrote a blog post, entitled “Costumes Normands: Engraved Sources for Early Nineteenth-century French Printed Cotton,” that is appearing on the Cooper-Hewitt website. Her book review of Consumptive Chic: A History of Beauty, Fashion, and Disease by Carolyn A. Day (Bloomsbury 2017) has recently been published in the Journal of Design History.