Virtual Material Matters: It’s in the Details

January 20, 2024 - January 20, 2024
The Thirteenth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” conference takes place online on January 20, 2024. We invite you to join us online for this conference on material culture spanning 1609-1815.  This conference is only available online through Fort Ticonderoga’s Center for Digital History, streaming through Zoom Webinars. A laptop, tablet, or smartphone is required to participate in the conference. Advanced registration is required. Registration and session information will be available in the summer of 2023. Participants will receive a Zoom link three days before the conference by email (a reminder link will be sent the morning of the conference as well).  Participants are invited to ask questions of each presenter using the “Q&A” button in Zoom.  
Confirmed Session: A Spanish Musket, Gibraltar, and how the fight over a British territory in the Mediterranean contributed to British defeat in North AmericaThe model 1757 musket was the standard issue long arm for Spanish soldiers during the American Revolutionary War. This example, made in 1774, was captured during the British sortie on Spanish lines from their besieged territory of Gibraltar on the night of November 26/27, 1781. Drawing from the holdings of the Society of the Cincinnati and independent research, this talk will address how a colonial rebellion in North America led to conflict in the western Mediterranean and how this would aid the cause of the rebels. Paul Newman is the museum and collections operations manager with the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati. Paul specializes in the history of the British Army having formerly been the assistant curator of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland. Call for Papers: Fort Ticonderoga seeks proposals for the Thirteenth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” conference online on January 20, 2024. We seek papers relating broadly to material culture made, used, or altered in a military context. From soldiers’ encounters with domestic furnishings on campaign to the weapons designed and built for battle, military history and material culture are profoundly connected. Submissions are due July 1, 2023. See the Call for Papers below for more details. 

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Date & Time:

January 20, 2024 10:00 AM to January 20, 2024 02:00 PM

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Included with General Admission ticket.

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To be announced.

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