This is a cross-disciplinary graduate certificate that provides opportunities for students in other graduate programs to take advantage of key courses in the MA program on Material Culture and Public Humanities.  Material culture is the study of material or physical objects, as well as the placement of those objects in critical, theoretical and historical perspectives as the products of distinct cultures. Public humanities bridges the divide between academia and the public by encouraging dialogue between scholars and communities on cultural and social issues. 

1 Only Religion and Culture Department in the U.S.
16 Faculty Members
100% Research Project Completion
9 credit hours for certificate
Interested in learning two interrelated emphases material culture and public humanities studies that share common intellectual issues and employment goals?

Prospective and current students for academic support and advising, please call  Brian Britt at 540-231-6551 or email:

Visit our office at 115 Lane Hall, 280 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 


Brian Britt, Director of Graduate Studies
122 Lane Hall,
280 Alumni Mall,
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Amanda Timcik, Student/Staff Support
115 Lane Hall,
280 Alumni Mall,
Blacksburg, VA 24061