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Call for Papers

Material Culture Review/Revue de la culture matérielle (MCR) is Canada’s only scholarly journal dedicated to the study of material culture. Published twice annually, the journal documents cultural artifacts, describing their historical contexts and roles in society.

Material Culture Review invites submissions of new research on material culture and its related topics from the fields of cultural history, public history, art history, cultural geography, folklore and/or ethnology, archaeology, anthropology, architecture, and museum, conservation and heritage studies. The editors encourage submissions from scholars at any phase of their career, curators and professionals from the museum and heritage world, and from independent scholars with an interest in material culture. Papers may be submitted in English or French languages.

Additionally, the editors are currently interested in developing theme issues around the following topics:

  • Labour and Material Culture
  • Material Culture of Belief
  • Needle Work––Knitting, Embroidery and Crochet
  • Material Culture of Agriculture
  • First Nations Material Culture
  • Inventorying Culture
  • Cultural Tourism
  • The Virtual Museum
  • Vernacular Architecture


Scholars interested in guest-editing a theme issue are invited to submit a proposal to the editors. The journal is pleased to receive unsolicited as well as commissioned works. Please visit for submission guidelines.


Submit abstracts, manuscripts, or questions to the attention of the editor-in-chief:


Dr. Richard MacKinnon

Material Culture Review/Revue de la culture matérielle

Cape Breton University

1250 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 6L2 Canada |