5:30PM - 7:30PM
Bernard L. Herman is the George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill where he also serves on the Art History faculty. His books include Thornton Dial: Thoughts on Paper (2011), Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830 (2005) and The Stolen House (1992). He has published essays, lectured, and offered courses on visual and material culture, architectural history, self-taught and vernacular art, foodways, culture-based sustainable economic development, and 17th and 18th-century material life.
In 2010 he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for a collection of essays, Troublesome Things in the Borderlands of Contemporary Art, and in recognition of his scholarship on early American material culture and everyday life was elected as a fellow in the American Antiquarian Society. He maintains a blog Meditations of the Worlds of Things: http://blherman.wordpress.com/.