It's that time of year when college/university students are experiencing the joy of a short holiday break and the dread of writing their final papers.
For our Material Culture contributor Gianofer Fields, the struggle isn't writing the paper. It's picking a subject.
For her, the passion is studying a variety of objects...the pain is picking just one. In this weeks It's a Material World segment, Fields seeks guidance from an expert, historian Dr. William Moore, of the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.
He suggests some remarkable ceremonial chairs to be at the center of the latest installment in our It’s A Material World series:
Gianofer Fields studies material culture at UW-Madison and is the curator of "It's a Material World" - a project funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
Original air date: 11/07/12