Winterthur Portfolio

Winterthur Portfolio is an interdisciplinary journal committed to fostering knowledge of the American past through the study of material culture.  It is indexed in America: History and Life, Architectural Periodicals Index, Art Index, Historical Abstracts, MLA International Bibliography, and Biography of the History of Art.  Winterthur Portfolio is published three times a year for Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library by the University of Chicago Press.

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Call for Papers

Special Issue: Enslavement and Material Culture

Call for Papers- Due April 15, 2019

For more information click here.

The editors of Winterthur Portfolio seek manuscripts that bring strong comparative approaches to the study of American material life. We seek manuscripts that emphasize analysis over description, and that integrate artifacts into broader scholarly dialog about the history of making and consuming artifacts; the construction of identities (racial, ethnic, gender, and class) and environments through material culture; and the full panoply of aesthetic and design practices and experiences.

Interested authors should contact the Managing Editor for manuscript guidelines. We prefer email correspondence.

Amy C. Earls
Managing Editor
Winterthur Portfolio
Winterthur, Delaware 19735

Catharine Dann Roeber, Ph.D.
Executive Editor
Winterthur Portfolio


Katherine C. Grier Prize

Winterthur Awards Katherine C. Grier Prize to Dr. Alexander Ames

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library is pleased to announce the winner of the Katherine C. Grier Prize for the best recent article in Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture. Dr. Alexander Ames received the recent prize for “Quill and Graver Bound: Frakturschrift Calligraphy, Devotional Manuscripts, and Penmanship Instruction in German Pennsylvania, 1755-1855,” Winterthur Portfolio 50, no. 1 (Spring 2016). To read more about this prize and its winners click here.

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