Quentin Lewis, Collections Manager of the Yager Museum of Art & Culture, and Lecturer in Museum Studies

Yager Museum of Art & Culture

Areas of expertise:
Archaeological collections, historical archaeology, American material culture, public engagement, anthropological theory
Ph.D. with Distinction in Anthropology, University of Massachusetts

Recent Courses Taught:

  • MUST 204: Practicum in Collections Management


  • Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, Durham University, U.K. (2013-2017)
  • Research Project Advisory Group Member: Landscapes of the Great Depression in NE of England, Department of Archaeology, Durham University (Funded by the Leverhulme Trust)

Selected Publications:

  • “The Materiality of Fishing, Property, and Labor in Western Massachusetts” In Press for Historical Archaeology, (forthcoming 2017).
  • An Archaeology of Improvement in Rural Massachusetts: Landscapes of Profit and Betterment at the Dawn of the 19th Century. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, (2016). 
  • “Materiality, White Public Space, and Historical Commemoration in 19th Century Deerfield, Massachusetts” in Race in the Northeast: Archaeological Studies of Racialization, Resistance, and Memory. Edited by Christopher N. Matthews and Allison Manfra McGovern. University of Tennessee Press. Pp. 273-290, (2015). 
  • “‘Manure Manufactories’: Materializing the Metabolic Rift in Nineteenth-Century Deerfield, Massachusetts”. International Journal of Historical Archaeology Issue 18, pp. 242-258, (2014). 
  • “Building with History: Exploring the Relationship between Heritage and Energy in Institutionally Managed Buildings” The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice. Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 167-181, (2014) (with C. Adams, R. Douglas-Jones, A. Green, and T. Yarrow).

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

  • Society for Historical Archaeology
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