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Sunday, July 10 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Material Culture of the Wizarding World

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J. K. Rowling has imagined a fairly complete world in the Harry Potter novels, but she has not told us everything about it. What can we figure out about the Wizarding World from the physical objects that are produced and used in that world? How are brooms made? How is dragon skin (used in gloves) obtained? Why are quills used instead of pens? What can we deduce about trade with the Muggle world? Let's discuss.

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David Martin

David Martin is proud to be a Hufflepuff and has been involved with Harry Potter since 2004. He is a regular member of Potterdelphia; he is a husband, a father, and a grandfather. He is currently a semi-retired college teacher of computer science. And he wishes that Hermione had... Read More →


Sunday July 10, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Del Mar II
  Academic
  • Type Lecture
  • Theme Wizarding World: Its Social Problems, Material Culture, and Real-World Parallels