The goal of Radio Chipstone and contributor gianofer fields is to invite you to take a second look at the things you choose to keep near. That’s the basis of Material Culture, its purpose is not to look at the history of objects. It’s to look at history through objects. Basically, it’s a different way […]
Gianofer Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
Not all of us connect to the stars and stripes on a patriotic level. Charity is an African American woman in her late twenties who grew up in both Mississippi and Madison. While in the south, she was confronted by the country’s Civil War history via the Confederate flag. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, […]
Let’s start by stating the obvious…we live in contentious times. What we think of our government, our country, and what it means to be an American is changing. So, what does that mean for the symbols associated with the United States? It’s impossible to drive around our region without seeing an American Flag. It’s a […]
Many of us identify as Americans because we were born in the United States. However, for some being born here doesn’t necessarily mean you feel completely connected to our spacious skies and amber waves of grain. In this edition of Radio Chipstone contributor gianofer fields introduces us to Lynn. Lynn identifies as a daughter, a […]
After being cooped up with your stuff through yet another Wisconsin winter, you might be in the mood to kick some of it to the curb. Nicole Gruter is a professional organizer and it’s her goal to help you create a clutter-free positive space. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Gruter says she understands how […]
Mona Boulware Webb was born in Houston in 1914 as Nevelle Ruth Boyce. She studied to be a nurse, married, and started a family. However, the murder of Emmett Till, would cause her to leave Texas and move to Mexico, in search a safe place to raise her sons. After traveling the world for many […]