The Material Culture and Heritage Studies Laboratory is home to the editorial office for Material Vernaculars, a peer-reviewed book series in material culture and museum studies published by Indiana University Press. Material Vernacular titles are published in a variety of paid-access print and digital formats and are also made available in free-to-readers digital versions.
The Material Vernaculars series presents ethnographic, historical, and comparative accounts of material and visual culture manifest in both the everyday and extraordinary lives of individuals and communities, nations and networks. While advancing a venerable scholarly tradition focused on the makers and users of hand-made objects, the series also addresses contemporary practices of mediation, refashioning, recycling, assemblage, and collecting in global and local contexts. The series accommodates a diversity of types of work, including catalogues and collections studies, monographs, edited volumes, and multimedia works. The series will pursue innovative publishing strategies intended to maximize access to published titles and will advance works that take fullest advantage of the affordances provided by digital technologies.
Information on the series is available from Indiana University Press.