Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann: ‘Tales of Trousers: Global Costume, Global History, and the Global History of Art’


Friday, March 9, 2018, 5:00pm to 6:30pm


Harvard Art Museums: Deknatel Hall, 32 Quincy Street

Documents, works of art, and actual surviving elements of clothing provide information about the history of costume as they do for other aspects of the construction of history and art history. In two parts, this lecture will discuss, first, what global costume might be, and second, outline a history of trousers as an example of a global history of costume as seen through a consideration of one piece of attire.   Tales of trousers may offer a stimulus for thinking about how global history and art history may be written. 

Presented by the HAA Graduate Student Lecture Series


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