The volumes in this series explore the ways human beings have shaped and interpreted the material world from the perspectives of archaeology, anthropology, art and design history, economic, cultural, and landscape history, history of science and technology, and philosophy. These volumes will self-consciously explore general issues about material evidence, as well as show how attention to materiality can contribute to a more precise historical understanding of specific times, places, ways, and means.

Read Daniel Lee’s essay on “Cultural Histories of the Material World”.


Series Editor
Peter N. Miller (Bard Graduate Center)

Contact and Submissions
For more information, please contact:
Daniel Lee
Director of Publishing

Bard Graduate Center
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New Release
Laura Leibman, The Art of the Jewish Family




Coming Attractions

Mariët Westermann on The Museum in the Cultural Sciences: Collecting, Displaying, and Interpreting Material Culture in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Peter N. Miller (Spring 2021)



Hanna B. Hölling on Object—Event—Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity since the 1960s (Spring 2021)



Nathan Schlanger on André Leroi-Gourhan on Technology, Evolution, and Social Life: a Selection of Writings from the 1930s to the 1960s (Fall 2021)


External Editorial Board

Glenn Adamson, Brigitte Bedos-Rezak (History, NYU), Ann Blair (History, Harvard University), Jonathan Bloom (Art History, Boston College), Philippe Bordes (INHA, Paris), Horst Bredekamp (Kunsthistorisches Seminar, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin), Bill Brown (English, University of Chicago), Craig Clunas (Art History, University of Oxford), Joseph Connors (Harvard University), Nicola di Cosmo (School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study), Ronnie Ellenblum (Geography, Hebrew University), Jas Elsner (Classics, University of Oxford), Juliet Fleming (English, NYU), Anthony Grafton (History, Princeton University), Robert E. Harrist, Jr. (Art History, Columbia University), Bernard Herman (History, University of North Carolina), Robert Hillenbrand (Art History, University of Edinburgh), Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (Performance Studies, NYU), Jill Kraye (Warburg Institute, University of London), Michael McCormick (History, Harvard University), Lynn Meskell (Anthropology, Stanford University), Daniel Miller (Anthropology, University College London), Ruth Phillips (Anthropology, Carleton University), Leah Price (English, Harvard University), Alain Schnapp (Archaeology, Université de Paris-IV), Elaine Sisman (Music, Columbia University), Pamela H. Smith (History, Columbia University), Nancy Troy (Art History, Stanford University), Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence)