"Stitching the Global in an Age of Empires: Contact, Connection, and Translation in Needlework Arts, c. 1600-1880s"
Beverly Lemire is Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair, in the Department of History & Classics at the University of Alberta. Lemire has had a trail-blazing career uncovering the deep forces intersecting the economy, fashion, gender and material culture. Her publications address British, European and Global issues. She is currently heading the SSHRC-funded collaborative project “Object Lives and Global Histories in Northern North America” www.objectlives.com. Lemire’s forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press explores the global transformations in consumer practice and material life (1500-1820s).
A reception at Father Madden Hall (St. Michael's College) will follow the lecture.