My current book project is focused on textiles and weaving in the French colony of Soudan Français (today Mali) during the interwar period of the 1920s and 30s. On the face of it, this topic seems a world away from the pandemics of disease and racism we face today. Yet, I find resonances of the contemporary moment in this art historical study of cloth and colonial power…
Tag: Art history
Stephanie Schrader, PhD, delivers the 22nd Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies entitled Appropriating Asia: The Depiction of the Exotic in European Art. In this special episode, she reveals the inspiration for this lecture and gives a preview of what appropriation and exotification might mean in history in the context of trade and religion in Europe and Asia.
Now in its 22nd year, the 2016 Mary Stevens Reckford Memorial Lecture in European Studies is titled Appropriating Asia: The Depiction of the Exotic in European Art. The Institute for the Arts and Humanities will host the event Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 in Hyde Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.