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Vermont Hairwork: Connecting Past and Present

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February 2: 7:00 pm

Note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this talk will only be offered online, via Zoom. Advance registration is required for this event.

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19th century Americans often saved or exchanged locks of hair, constructing jewelry or keepsake wreaths of their kinship networks. In more recent decades, hair has become a powerful political medium. Middlebury professor Ellery Foutch shares the research about hair-based works in local collections and explores the meanings of hair in American culture, past and present.

About Ellery Foutch

Ellery Foutch is an Assistant Professor in the American Studies department at Middlebury College, where she teaches classes on the art and material culture of the United States. Recent research projects include histories of nineteenth-century relics and natural history collections.

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Middlebury College and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Date:
February 2
Time:
7:00 pm
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Organizer

Wendy Hysko
Phone:
(802) 878-6955

Venue

Brownell Library
6 Lincoln St
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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Website:
www.brownelllibrary.org