Programme

KEYNOTE

Jeffrey Meikle

KEYNOTE LECTURE BY JEFFREY MEIKLE

Rethinking Early Plastics: The Rhetoric of Bakelite as a New Material.

Jeffrey L. Meikle is the Stiles Professor in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His book American Plastic: A Cultural History (1995) was awarded the Dexter Prize by the Society for the History of Technology. Since then, he has published Design in the USA (2005) and Postcard America: Curt Teich and the Imaging of a Nation, 1931-1950 (2015); he also co-edited Public Space and the Ideology of Place in American Culture (2009). Most of his research and writing examines the larger cultural significance of insignificant material and visual artifacts that have often gone unexamined. His current research project marks a departure: an investigation of so-called “neo-Beats”: writers, artists, photographers, filmmakers, and musicians whose works have been inspired by or have appropriated themes and methods from the original Beat writers of the 1950s and 1960s.   

PROGRAMME DRAFT

29 May
Wednesday

30 May
Thursday

31 May
Friday

Venue: Museu da Farmácia
(Lisbon)
 Excursion
Meeting point: Museu da Farmácia (Lisboa)
Destination: Leiria and Marinha Grande
Venue: Museu da Farmácia
(Lisbon)

8:00 Registration opens


9:30-11:00 Opening Session + Keynote lecture – Jeffrey Meikle


11:00-11:30 Coffee Break


11:30-13:00 Sessions


13:00-14:30 Lunch

 


14:30-16:00 Sessions


 16:00-17:00 Posters,  Coffee Break included


17:00-18:00 Sessions


20:00-21:30 Welcome Reception (Mãe d´Água)

 7:30 – Meeting point (Museu Farmácia)


 8:00 – Departure to Leiria Excursion


9:30-10:30 – Welcome session with Glass Museum Director + Coffee Break


10:30-12.30 Visit to the Glass Museum, in Marinha Grande


13:00-14.30 Lunch

 


15.00-15:30 Film viewing “All Things Bakelite” by Hugh Karraker (great grandson of Leo Baekeland) followed by debate
[sponsor: INEOS/INOVYN]


15.30 – 18:30 Visit to Plastics Exhibition at Museu Leiria, (Welcome reception, canapés and drinks will be served by the Mayor of Leiria)


19.00 Departure to Lisbon

9:30-11:00 Sessions 


11:00-11:30 Coffee Break


11:30-13:00 Sessions


13:00-14:30 Lunch

 


14:30-16:00 Sessions


16:00-17:00 Posters,  Coffee Break included


17:00-18:00 Sessions


18:00-18:15 Closing Session


18:30- 20:00 PHEA Meeting


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