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Lace End-to-End: Cotton, Lace, and Slavery

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Nottingham Trent University invites you to participate in an online seminar series: ‘Lace End-to-End’. This new online seminar brings together experts in the history of lace from raw materials to circulation, from the cotton plantation to the window curtain and wedding dress. In exploring the (social, cultural, political, and economic) meanings of lace at these various stages of its lifecycle and within global networks of production and consumption, the series will highlight themes of globalisation, technology, sustainability, identity and memory.

Event details

This session considers another crucial raw material for lacemaking, and one strongly associated with the institution of chattel slavery: cotton. Beverly Lemire (University of Alberta) discusses the ways in which practices associated with textiles – not just the cultivation of cotton itself – were implicated in the establishment and maintenance of classed, gendered, and racialised hierarchies.

Beverly Lemire is Professor & Henry Marshall Tory Chair at the University of Alberta, Canada. She publishes extensively on the circulation and deployment of material culture, including the gendered and racial politics these entail (c. 1600-1820).

DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES LUIZ COUCEIRO WILL NOT BE TAKING PART IN THIS EVENT.

The event will continue with Beverly Lemire, and Luiz's research discussion will be rescheduled for a future date.

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Registration

You must register separately for each session you are interested in. Once registered you will  receive an email with the link to the event. Please keep this safe.

Programme

All events start at 12 pm and are expected to be around an hour.

Image source: Original Format: University of British Columbia Library. Rare Books & Special Collections. World War I 1914-1918 British Press photograph collection. BC 1763.

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